On December 5th, Students of Irkutsk and Baikal State Universities in Korean studies had a joint study session in the format of a seminar-exhibition of the book collection at the ISU Scientific Library.
The thematic lesson was called "Korea: History, Politics, Culture" united students of the ISU International Institute of Economics and Linguistics, the Institute of Philology, Foreign Languages and Media Communication and the Faculty of History.
At the opening of the event the students heard the speeches from the head of the research department of the ISU, the head of the ISU Center for Korean Studies Konstantin Ivanov, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, History and Regional Studies of the ISU Faculty of History Ilya Oleynikov, as well as the 1st category librarian of the ISU Scientific Library Nazira Sukhikh, that presented a detailed overview of the presented book collection about Korea.
Two reports were made at the seminar: One was presented by Evgenia Kolodina, the head of the Department of Linguistics and Linguodidactics of IIEL, Director of the Korean Language Training Center, about the Korean code of business communication and the latest trends in this area, including those related to the coronavirus pandemic. The second one was presented by Ilya Oleynikov, Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, History and Regional Studies of the ISU Faculty of History – presentation "Irkutsk Region and the Republic of Korea: the realities of economic interaction at the beginning of the third decade of the XXI century", he underlined the key aspects of bilateral trade in goods, services and investments at the subnational level.
At the exhibition, students got acquainted with the works of famous Korean scholars, books about the history, politics and culture of Korea, materials about the DPRK and the Republic of Korea. The attention of the participants was attracted by photographs and books from the rare fund of the scientific library dedicated to Korea and published in the middle of the XIX – early XXI century, diaries and travelogues of Russian and foreign researchers who traveled on the Korean peninsula.