Korean National Assembly Speaker Visits USC Libraries
Dean Catherine Quinlan (third from left) with Speaker Chang-Hee (fourth from left) of South Korea's National Assembly and other visitors to USC's East Asian Library.
Kang Chang-Hee, Speaker of the South Korea's National Assembly, visited USC's East Asian Library on October 16. While there, Kang browsed items from the USC Libraries' Sea of Korea Maps Collection.
Ken Klein, head of the East Asian Library, introduced selected maps from the Sea of Korea Maps Collection, including one that depicted California as an island. The collection documents how Western cartographers have, over the centuries, referred to the body of water between Korea and Japan—usually labeled on modern maps as the Sea of Japan—as the "Sea of Korea." It is part of the Korean Heritage Library, which boasts one of the strongest Korean research collections in the United States, with more than 100,000 books, journals, videos, maps, and other resources related to Korean studies.
After exchanging gifts with Dean Catherine Quinlan, Kang visited the USC Korean Studies Institute, part of the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.