2018 World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible Cultural
Heritage and Peace

Performance Hall & International Conference Hall,
National Intangible Heritage Center
October 25-27, 2018

Host
National Intangible Heritage Center(NIHC)
Organizer
Center for Intangible Culture Studies(CICS)
Sponsor
Jeonju City
Leaders in INdustry-university Cooperation(LINC+), Chonbuk National University

Invitation Letter

2018 World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace

Performance Hall & International Conference Hall,
National Intangible Heritage Center
October 25-27, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage under the theme of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace,’ hosted by the National Intangible Heritage Center (NIHC) and the Center for Intangible Culture Studies (CICS). The Forum will be held at NIHC in Jeonju, Korea from 25 to 27 October, 2018.

The Forum will open a new chapter in the discussion on the future of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and its potential roles and functions under the theme of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace’ in accordance with the articles of UNESCO’s Convention Operational Directives.

The Forum endeavors to promote the contribution of safeguarding of ICH to social cohesion and resolving disparities. At the Forum, we will look at peace-making and building peace through ICH focused on various specific cases. We must not, however, ignore the issue of endangered ICH in insecure environments. We finally hope to advance these important topics during the Forum.

We anticipate your participation will contribute to the success of the Forum. Thank you for your generous support.

September 20, 2018
Sincerely yours,

Hyunjung CHO
Director, NHC

Hanhee HAHM
Director, CICS

Introduction

The 2018 World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) will be held in Jeonju, hosted by the National Intangible Heritage Center (NICH). The forum will open a new chapter in the discussion on the future of ICH and its potential roles and functions under the theme of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace-making’ in accordance with the articles of UNESCO’s Convention Operational Directives VI. 4, 192-7. We endeavor to promote the contribution of safeguarding of ICH to social cohesion and resolving disparities. We also consider the threats of war, immigration and natural disasters, which endanger ICH. We hope to advance these important topics during the World ICH Forum.

The NICH (www.nihc.go.kr) carries out various activities such as research, archive, exhibition, education, performance, and support for bearers for safeguarding, transmitting, and fostering ICH. In addition, the NICH aims to become a hub of the ICH of Korea through networks with various countries.

The Center for Intangible Culture Studies (CICS), an UNESCO accredited organization, is collaborating on the organization of the forum. CICS is dedicated to the study of the ICH of individuals, groups and communities, and to documenting, inventorying, and advising on the ICH.

Theme
The UNESCO ICH Safeguarding Convention recognizes that the safeguarding of ICH is an invaluable resource for overcoming a series of crises facing human society and peace-making and peace building. Although each country has its own unique situation to safeguard its intangible cultural heritage, we share in the belief that ICH is important. At this forum, we will focus on the theme of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace-making’ to discuss various functions, roles and meanings of ICH.

The UNESCO ICH Convention has played a very important role in the safeguarding of ICH in many countries. We will review the spirit and the practical tasks of this Convention and further examine what role it can play in the future with respect to achieving peace for humankind. In addition, we will discuss prospects and future sustainability in relation to ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage Hope.’

At the Forum, we will look at peace-making and building peace through ICH focused on various specific cases. We must not, however, ignore the issue of endangered ICH in insecure environments. Many countries in the Mediterranean are seeking sustainable peace through the food culture community. China and Mongolia have formed cultural ties by conducting intangible cultural heritage joint research. In Slovakia and Czech Republic, they also maintain and strengthen their communities by creatively transmitting the ‘trans-regional’ artistic language. While these cases demonstrate hope and vision, such cases remain few in number.

At the forum, we will discuss the issues mentioned above under the theme of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace’
(1) How to make a contribution of safeguarding of ICH to social cohesion and resolving disputes?
(2) How have ICH been and become endangered under the threats of war, immigration and natural disasters? What are the implications of these processes for endangerment?
(3) What efforts should be made to encourage and expand the discourse of ‘hope and peace’ through ICH for future generations?

Structure of the Forum
The Forum will be made up of five sessions and led by invited speakers. Interested scholars, policy-makers, and heritage experts are invited to the Forum. We would like to share in their unique experiences and perspectives at the Forum.

The Forum will provide an opportunity to highlight ‘hope and peace’ through ICH. ICH-relating experts, scholars, and policy-makers in many countries are working to find progressive methods of the ICH safeguarding and of the achievements of sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Form will encourage fruitful discussions by reflecting on the current discourses and issues of safeguarding ICH emphasizing viability, sustainability, cultural diversity, and human rights.

Secretariat of the Forum
Center for Intangible Culture Studies (CICS):
Address: 285, Gwonsamdeuk-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk-do
TEL: +82-1522-3146
FAX: +82-63-277-4097
E-mail: hhyunah@empas.com
Hanhee Hahm(MS.) Director
Hyunah Hwang(MS.) Researcher

Program

Time Topic Presenter
14:30~15:00 Registration
15:00~15:30 Open Remarks

Welcome Remarks

Congratulatory Remarks

Hyunjung Cho Director, NIHC, Korea

Jaesuk Jung Chief Administrator, CHA, Korea

Seungsu Kim Mayor, Jeonju City, Korea

15:30~16:30 Opening Ceremonies &
Welcome Performance
Pansori Soyeong KIM, Yeonsu Ko
Pyeongyanggummu Yeoshin SHIN, and others
Korean folk music concert Jeollabuk-do Children’s Korean
Traditional Music Orchestra
16:30~16:50 Refreshment Break
16:50~17:30 Intangible Cultural Heritage and
Peace-making
Keynote Speech Marielza OLIVEIRA Director, UNESCO Beijing Office
18:00~19:00 Welcome Dinner
Time Topic Presenter
Session Ⅰ ICH and Horizons of Hope Session Chair Hanhee Hahm Director, Center for Intangible Culture Studies, Korea
09:30~10:20 ICH contributing to Japanese
Post-disaster Rehabilitation
Presenter Hiromich Kubota Head, Intangible Folk Cultural Properties
Section, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan
Discussant Seungmi Han Professor, Yonsei University, Korea
10:20~11:10 ICH and Peace-building in
Bangladesh: A Ray of Hope
Presenter Saifur Rashid Professor, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Discussant Jeongseok Park Professor, Mokpo National University, Korea
11:10~12:00 Intangible Heritage as Bureaucratic
Project and Governmental Tool:
Critical Reflections
Presenter Saifur Rashid Professor, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Discussant Jeongseok Park Professor, Mokpo National University, Korea
12:00~13:00 Lunch
Session Ⅱ Cooperation and Peace through ICH Session Chair Seongyong PARK Assistant Director-General, ICHCAP
13:00~13:50 Intangible Cultural Values and
the Promotion of Peaceful Coexistence:
Perspectives on the Argungu International
Fishing and Cultural Festival in Nigeria
Presenter Sule Bello Professor, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
Discussant Yongkyu CHANG Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
13:50~14:40 Long Chant – the Essence of Mongolian
Traditional Song
Presenter Yundenbat Sonom-Ish Adviser, Mongolian National Centre for
Intangible Cultural Heritage, Mongolia
Discussant Jangsik Jang Senior Curator, National Folk Museum, Korea
14:40~15:30 The Power of Traditional Crafts Presenter Eivind Falk Director, Norwegian Crafts Institute, Norway
Discussant Jongho Choe Professor, Korea National University of
Cultural Heritage, Korea
15:30~15:50 Refreshment Break
Session Ⅲ Public Diplomacy through ICH Session Chair Donghwan Choi President, Korea-Africa Association
15:50~16:40 Mutual Cooperation of Czech and Slovak
Puppeteers in the Recognition of the Local
History and Present in Connection with
the Registration in ICH
Presenter Nina Malikova Expert Consultant, Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech
Discussant Hyeongho Jeong Committee Member, Cultural Heritage
Administration of Korea
16:40~17:30 Future-oriented Directions of the
Teens’ Education in Taekkyeon
Presenter Jongkun Shin Operating Manager of Chungju City Taekkyeon
Demonstration Team, Korea
Discussant Jian-Jiao Su Professor, Yongin University, China
18:00~19:00 Dinner
Time Topic Presenter
Session Ⅳ Safeguarding of ICH through Communication Session Chair Jaephil Lee Director, Research & Archiving Division of NIHC, Korea
09:30~10:20 Cooperation in Regional Craftsmanship
as a Culture of Sharing: Werkraum
Bregenzerwald, Austria
Presenter Renate Breuss Head, Working Group Crafts and Research,
Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Austria
Discussant Gongho Choi Professor, Korea National University of Cultural
Heritage, Korea
10:20~11:10 Transmission Process and
Communication Style of Gochang Nongak
Presenter Myonghoon Lee President, Gochang Nongak Preservation Society, Korea
Discussant Nathan Hesselink Professor, British Columbia University, Canada
Session Ⅴ General Discussion Session Chair Eivind Falk Director, Norwegian Crafts Institute, Norway
11:10~12:10 All Participants including presenters, chairs, and discussants
12:10~12:30 Closing Remarks
12:30~13:30 Lunch
13:30~ Events: Exhibition Tour and Excursion
Date October 25(Thu.)-27(Sat.), 2018
Venue Performance Hall & International Conference Hall, National Intangible Heritage Center
Address 285, Gwonsamdeuk-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk-do

Speaker

Marielza Oliveira
Director, UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office, Representative to China, DPRK, Japan, Mongolia, and ROK

Dr. Marielza Oliveira (Brazil) is the Director of UNESCO Beijing since 2015. Previously, she was the global Results Manager for UNDP, where she also held positions as country manager for Latin American countries (2001-2015). She was also senior consultant at Fundacao Dom Cabral (Brazil, 1995-1999), and Director of Executive Education at Ibmec Business School (2000-2001). She holds a Master of Science in Finance (1990) and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (1995) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Presenters
Hiromichi Kubota
Head, Intangible Folk Cultural Properties Section, Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan

Graduated from Kokugakuin University Graduate School. Ph.D. (literature). Practiced Professional folklore. Research on folk arts and ritual ceremony. Worked as a curator at the Higashimurayama Hometown History Hall, a lecturer at Kokugakuin University, and a Secretary-General at the Ritual Culture Incorporated Association. Now working at the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties since 2013. Temporary committee member of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Executive Director of Japnese Homeland Arts Public Incorporated Association. Executive Director of Folk Arts Association. His books include “Arts & Folklore Studies of Kagura” and “Stepping-into Guidebook of Folk Arts”

Saifur Rashid
Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Saifur Rashid is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and has been a member of the faculty since 1993. He obtained his PhD degree in 2005 from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and offered a number of courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences between 2006 and 2008. He has been working with various UN agencies and Government organizations, national and international NGOs, and academic and research institutions of home and abroad. Mr. Rashid has authored/ co-authored several books and published many research articles. He has made a number of documentaries on various ICH elements of Bangladesh for ICHCAP and Google Arts & Culture. Dr. Rashid is a member of the ICH National Expert Committee of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh and is now working for writing a book on ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Bangladesh’ with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy under the auspices of ICHCAP, South Korea.

Markus Tauschek
University of Freiburg, Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology

Markus Tauschek holds a full professorship in cultural anthropology and european ethnology at Freiburg university. He is member of the national expert committee for intangible cultural heritage of the national UNESCO commission in Germany and director of the interdisciplinary centre for popular culture and music at Freiburg university. He currently leads several research projects on festivals, subculture and the performative construction of scenes, on leisure and work and on the role of competition in everyday life.

Sule Bello
Prof. Dept. of History, Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria, Chairman of Africa Research and Development Agency (ARADA)

Sule Bello has led various Nigerian Scholarly, Cultural, and Trade Missions to a number of countries abroad on behalf of the Nigerian government and non-governmental organizations. He has published many books and articles in various papers and academic journals. He is a recipient of many National and International Honors/Awards. He currently serves as a Resource Person, in various capacities, to numerous organizations such as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); The Federal Government of Nigeria (Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); The State Government Kano State, Nigeria, and Ahmadu Bello University Consultancy Services (ABUCONS). Also the Center For Democratic Research and Training (CDRT) Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria among many others. In addition he has also served as a Member or Resource Person to various International, Regional and National agencies involved in the promotion of Culture, Tourism and Education such as United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Crafts Council (WCC) International Crafts Fair of Ouagadougou, (SIAO); Kano State proposed Project On Development Of Industrial Clusters, as well as the proposed Kano State International Crafts Fair. He has been involved in the organization of numerous research projects as well as seminars, conferences and workshops at both the national and international levels.

Yundenbat Sonom-Ish
Adviser, Mongolian National Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage Professor, Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture

Between 1964 and 1969 working a musician at the Cultural Palace of Bayankhongor Province, through 1973-1983 as a teacher of music, conductor at Musical Drama Theatre of the same province, through 1986-1990 as an executive of Culture Department for the Bayankhongor Province Administration Office, through 1990-1997 as a secondary chief of Committee for the Mongolian Composer’s Union, and from 1997 to 2007 as an executive director for the National Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage. from 2007 to 2012 working as a head of Intangible Cultural Heritage Section, Centre for Cultural Heritage of Mongolia. Since 2012 working as a teacher of Mongolian University of Arts and Culture. Mr.Yundenbat’s position in the National Center for Cultural Heritage is now Adviser. He is giving lectures in the Mongolian State University of Culture and Arts to supervise, conduct, and manage activities related to preservation, registration, inventorying, documentation of Intangible cultural heritage.

Eivind Falk
Director, Norwegian Crafts Institute, Norway

Director Eivind Falk at the Norwegian Crafts Institute is a specialist on transmission of traditional crafts. He has been involved in several projects in Norway and in other parts of the world, organizing transmission to a new generation. Outside Norway, he has been organizing practical workshops for transmission of traditional crafts in Georgia, Latvia, India and Czech Republic. Eivind Falk is currently elected as the Vice Chair of UNESCO Evaluation Body and the Editor-in-Chief of the by UNESCO accredited NGOs online journal #HeritageAlive. He has been responsible for several publications and articles on transmission of ICH and traditional woodwork, both as editor and author. He is in particular dedicated to green woodwork, and teach traditional woodworking classes every year.

Nina Malikova
Expert Consultant, Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech

Mgr. Nina Malikova, a theater critique, historian, journalist and translator is a graduate of the Department of History and Theory of Theatre of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of Charles University, Prague. She worked as a dramaturge in dramatic and puppet theaters and later as a specialist at the Theater Institute. She has been the editor in chief of the Puppeteer magazine, and she is pedagog at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at the Theater Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague. Currently, she is also the expert consultant in the field of Czech Puppet Theatre at the Arts and Theater Institute, in dramatic and puppet theaters. She was and she is the curator of puppet exhibitions – the last one: Three Perspectives on Czech Puppet Theater. She is the author of a number of articles and publications about the Czech puppet theater. She is the daughter of an outstanding Czech puppeteer – historian and theorist, Dr. Jan Malik.

Jongkun Shin
Operating Manager of Chungju City Taekkyeon Demonstration Team, Korea

Taekkyeon (National Intangible Cultural Property No. 76) National Successor. Ph. D. in Physical Education, Korea University. Operating Manager, Chungju City Taekkyeon Demonstration Team External lecturer; Korea University, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea Air Force Academy, Hanbat National University, Korea National University of Transportation, Daewon University, Jungwon University, etc. Publication: Understanding and training of Taekyeon (Korean/English version)

Renate Breuss
Head of Working Group Crafts and Research, Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Austria Member of Strategy Advising Board

Renate Breuß is an art historian and external lecturer teaching culture, design and perception in the Intermedia course at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences. After studying history of art she gained a doctorate on the topic of measurement and proportioning in cooking. She was managing director of the crafts association Werkraum Bregenzerwald until 2016, where she was initiating and supervising the establishment and programme development of the Werkraumhaus (designed by Peter Zumthor), which is dedicated to skilled crafts and trades. She has published books and articles on building culture, craftsmanship and the theory of cooking. As the Austrian Representative in the EU (European Union) OMC Working Group on “Skills, Training and Knowledge Transfer: Traditional and Emerging Cultural Heritage Professions” she engages in Intangible Cultural Heritage Issues. Renate Breuß lives in Rankweil in Vorarlberg, Austria.

Myonghoon Lee
President, Gochang Nongak Preservation Society

Myounghoon Lee has taken over the skills of each Gochang Nongak musical instrument and various types of performances such as Dangsangut, Maegut, Mungut, Pungjanggut, Pangut, Dodukjabigut, Gujeongnori, etc. since 1991 from about 40 elderly people of Gochang Nongak Band established by Gyueon Hwang, a leading gong-player in 1985. The legacy of Gochang Nongak started from the legendary leading gong-player Seonggeun Park of Honamwudo Yeongmujang Nongak to Gyueon Hwang has been continued. She also took over Buponori from Geumchoo Na, a holder of Honamwudo Buponori. Currently, she is a successor of Gochang Nongak, the Jeonbuk Intangible Cultural Property No. 7-6, and the President of Gochang Nongak Preservation Society. The acts of transmission of Gochang Nongak began with 14 people in 1993 in Jegak, Yangsadong where Gyueon Hwang used to live, and continued in the training center utilizing a closed school in 2000, and then in a newly constructed building(completed in 2016). Now around 1,000 club performers of Gochang Nongak a year are produced. She joined restoring Mungut in 1996, Pungjanggut in 2000, and Dodukjabigut in 2002 with elderly members. She researched Nongak performe in each village unit within Gochang County and published Gochang Nongak (2009), Village-gut of Gochang (2010), Lives and artistic world of people who have safeguarded Gochang Nongak (2010). Based on these researches, she awarded a Master’s Degree (2014) from the Department of Korean Music, Chonbuk National University, as “A Study on Formation of Gokchang Nongak Pangutgarak.”

Session Chairs
Hanhee Hahm
Director, Center for Intangible Culture Studies Emeritus Professor, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Hahm Hanhee is the director of Center for Intangible Culture Studies and professor emeritus at Chonbuk National University. She is now involved in several research projects regarding the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, collecting Korea’s traditional knowledge system and people’s life history. Her recent academic contribution is shown on the editorship of the book, The Understanding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Korea. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University. She is currently president of Association for Intangible Heritage Study. She has been also working as a committee member of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of Cultural Heritage Administration in Korea and a member of editorial board of International Journal of Intangible Heritage.

Seongyong Park
Assistant Director-General, ICHCAP

Dr. Seong-Yong Park is an international expert and scholar in the cultural heritage field, who earned his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, in Heritage Studies. He is currently Assistant Director-General of ICHCAP, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia-Pacific region. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the ICH Courier and has also lectured on intangible cultural heritage safeguarding in Chung-Ang University and Chonbuk National University in Korea.

Donghwan Choi
President, Korea-Africa Association

A graduate of Seoul National University in French Literature, Mr. Choi started his diplomatic career at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977. He later studied International Relations at the Institut International d’Administration Publique in Paris. He is well acquainted with Africa, where he has been posted twice. He first moved to Mauritania in the 1980s, before serving in Seoul as Director of the African Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He went back to Africa from 2006 to 2009 as Ambassador to Senegal, simultaneously covering 5 neighbouring countries in Western Africa. Mr. Choi also has a long lasting friendship with France, not only from his studies, but also from having been posted in Paris twice, first during 1988 to 1992, and again as Plenipotentiary Minister and Consul General at the Korean Embassy during 2003 to 2006. He also holds expertise in Canada and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He first served as a Counsellor from 1995 to 1998 in the Korean Embassy in Ottawa. From 2000 to 2002, he was Deputy Consul General in the Consulate General in Montreal. In 2012, he returned to Montreal to serve as Consul General and Ambassador, Permanent Representative on the Council of ICAO until 2015. From 1998 to 2000, he was posted in Islamabad, Pakistan. In 2002 and 2003, he was Principal Advisor to the Speaker of the National Assembly of Korea for Protocol and International Affairs. From October 2015 to September 2017, he served as the Secretary-General of the World Martial Arts Union composed of 62 members from 42 countries. Mr. Choi is currently President of the Korea-Africa Association as well as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Africa Insight. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Board of Directors of International Mask Art & Culture Organization as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Martial Arts Masterships Committee.

Jaephil Lee
Director, Research & Archiving Division of National Intangible Heritage Center (NIHC), Korea

Jaephil Lee is currently a Director of Research & Archiving Division of the National Intangible Center. Since 1999, he has been working in the Intangible Cultural Properties Division of Cultural Heritage Administration and archiving the intangible cultual properties. His recent publications include “Review on Implementation Process of Intangible Cultural Property Protection System and its Achievements (2011)”, and “Present Status of Archives and Future Policy of the NIHC (2017)”

Discussants
Seungmi Han
Professor, Japanese Studies, Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies, Korea

Professor Han has a distinguished academic career with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Seoul National University and a doctoral degree from Harvard University. She continued her research at Harvard as a post-doctorate at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. Her areas of expertise are corporate culture of information technology firms in Korea and Japan, the dynamics of culture and information technology, and the role of NGOs/NPOs in policy-making. She is presently serving as the associate professor in Japanese studies and is the Chair of Area Studies Program at GSIS.

Jeongseok Park
Professor, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Mokpo National University, Korea

Jeongseok Park studied anthropology and received Ph.D. fromt the University of Hyderabad in India. He worked as a curator at the National Folk Museum of Korea and as a research professor at the Honam Culture Research Center of Chonnam National University. He is a professor in the Department of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology of Mokpo National University. His main research topics are the socio-culture of India and Nepal.

Jeongwon Kang
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Seoul National University, Korea

Jeonwon Kang majored in folklore in the department of Anthropology at Seoul National University and earned his Ph. D. in Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. He has studied Siberian Yakut tribes’ folklore and has attempted to combine anthropology and folklore while setting up the methods of folklore research in Korea, exploring various folklore. In addition, he has studied shamanism and religious/general folklore of North East Asia including South Korea, intangible cultural properties, and museums.

Yongkyu Chang
Professor, Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Jangsik Jang

Senior Curator, Exhibition Division, National Folk Museum, Korea

Mr. Jangsik Jang is currently working as a Senior Curator of the Exhibition Division at the National Folk Museum. He held the positions as a professor of Foreign Language & Literature at Mongolian National University and an affiliate professor at Kyung Hee University Graduate School. He is also currently working as a committee member of Intangible Cultural Properties in Incheon as well as the president of the Korean Association for Mongolian Studies.

Jongho Choe

Professor, Department of Cultural Properties Management, Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, Korea

Mr. Jongho Choe earned his M.A in Folklore from Graduate School of Yeungnam University in Korea and his Ph.D. in Museology from M.S. University of Baroda in India. He worked as an Editorial Member, Int’l Journal of Intangible Heritage (NFMK, ICOM) in 2015 and Chairman of Baekje Cultural Festival Organizing Committee in 2017. He is currently an Executive Member of ICOM-KOREA, member of Cultural Properties Committee (Sejong City, Korea), and the President of the Korean Society of Museum Studies in Korea. He has publication in Introduction to Korean Folklore. Buyeo: Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (2015), Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Buyeo: Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (2017), Understanding Cultural Properties Management, Buyeo: Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (Co-author, 2017), and A Safeguarding System for Cultural Heritage in Korea: Focused on the Activities of Restoration, Transmission and Protection of Designated Cultural Properties, Seoul: KDI (Co-author, 2012)

Hyungho Jung
Committee Member, Cultural Heritage Administration, Korea

Hyungho Jung studied folklore and received his Ph.D. from Chung-Ang University. He worked as the president at the Korean Folklore Society and the Korean Association of Academic Folklore Societies. He also worked as a research professor and an affiliate professor in the Department of Comparative Folklore at Chung-Ang University. He is presently a committee member of the Intangible Cultural Properties, Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA), Seoul, and a research committee member/ the head of the Intangible Heritage Study Division at the CICS(Center for Intangible Culture Studies). His main research objective is in the field of traditional art performances, plays, and folklores.

Jian-Jiao Su

Professor, Department of Oriental Martial Arts, Yongin University, China

Jian-Jiao Su is an Associate Professor of the Department of Democracy and Physical Education at Shanxi Normal University in China. He is working as an Exchange Professor of the Department of Oriental Martial Arts at Yongin University. He is also a Director of the Korean Society of Sport Biomechanics as well as a Member of the Chinese Society of Physical Education Research.

Gongho Choi
Professor, Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage Studies, Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, Korea

Gongho Choi is currently a professor of Intangible Cultural Heritage Studies at Korea National University of Cultural Heritage in Korea. He worked as the president of the Art History Association of Korea and he is now a committee member of the Intangible Cultural Properties in the province of South Chungcheong. He is also working as a member of editorial board of the Association of Art History, Art History Forum, and Academic Intangible Cultural Heritage Journal. His publication includes in Between Commerce and Art: History of Korean Modern Crafts (2008) and Choseon Dynasty Furniture (Co-author, 2018).

Nathan Hesselink

Professor, Department of Ethnomusicology, British Columbia University, Vancouver, Canada

Nathan Hesselink received his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of London, SOAS (School of Oriental and Africal Studies), and was a postdoctoral research fellow in Korean studies at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to visiting posts at the University of Chicago and the Academy of Korean Studies, in 2012 he was Trinity Term Visiting Research Associate, St John’s College, University of Oxford. Select publications include “P’ungmul: South Korean Drumming and Dance (University of Chicago, 2006, winner of the 2008 Lee Hye-Gu Award by the Korean Musicological Society),” “SamulNori: Contemporary Korean Drumming and the Rebirth of Itinerant Performance Culture (University of Chicago, 2012),” and “Radiohead’s ‘Pyramid Song’: Ambiguity, Rhythm, and Participation,” Music Theory Online (19.1.3, 2013). He is currently Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia and an Associate of the Centre for Korean Research.