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Predavanje dr. Sun Young Yun: Korean food and history

četrtek 30.5. ob 15:30 v 019

YUN, Sun Young, PHD


Sun Young Yun was Senior Lecturer at the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, from 2013 to 2016 and continues to teach at the Department of East Asian Studies, being currently responsible for a complete course for beginners. She is also an online lecturer for the Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern in Germany this semester. 

Before she came to Vienna, she has taught Korean language and culture, and translation theory and practice at the Department of Japanese and Korean Studies at the University on Bonn, Germany. She has earned a PhD in linguistics at the University of Bonn with a thesis on “German–Korean language contact, an empirical study of verbal behavior of bilingual Korean children in Germany”. She has completed numerous courses and professional development courses for Korean language instructors and was invited for teaching stints at Korean Studies programs in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Cracow, Helsinki, Olomouc, Prague, Salamanca and Sofia. She has also published translations of Korean literature into German with support of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.



Food and History

What do you think are Korean foods? How about the Korean cuisine? Korean cuisine is the customary cooking traditions and practices of the culinary arts of Korea. Korean cuisine has evolved through centuries of social and political change and still evolves. In this lecture she will talk about Korean history mirrored in dining culture, focus on Korean culture and its historical context.

The proverbial phrase ‘Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es. (1826. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)’ is one of the topics.


YUN Sunyoung

Korean Food and History




University of Vienna


(Supported by)

019 (classroom), FF, UL