Feb 19, 2020 Stories of Korean Immigrants in Hawai’i

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The Center for Korean Studies presents two exciting events: Stories of Korean Immigrants in Hawai’i on February 19, 2020 and Exhibition of Selected Collections at CKS Archive from February 19 - February 25, 2020. These events were prepared by the CKS Outreach Committee and supporters. This is part of the Center’s efforts to promote its Archives and Collections and it is also an opportunity to appreciate the great donations that have been made to the Center by so many generous supporters.

"Stories of Korean Immigrants in Hawai'i -- Presentation on Selected Collections of the Center for Korean Studies"

on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 - 2:30 pm, CKS Auditorium.

The first large group of Korean immigrants arrived in Hawaii on January 13, 1903. The purpose of this symposium is to illuminate significant stories from the history of Korean immigration in Hawai'i through the collections donated to CKS by many generous individuals. By charting the rich history and lessons of Korean immigration, the speakers in this symposium uncover the values and
spirit of Korean immigrants in Hawai'i and how the struggle to survive and thrive, then and now, is reinterpreted by each succeeding generation, including acculturation and the role of Korean-Americans in the United States. This symposium will present a panoramic tour of Korean immigrants in Hawai'i desiring to belong within the American milieu while retaining their Korean heritage, and shed new light on the future prospects of the Korean-American community.

The symposium on Korean Immigrants in Hawai'i will be held on Feb. 19,2020 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm at the CKS Auditorium, and an exhibition  will be available at the lobby from 2/19/2020 to 2/25/2020.

Symposium speakers includes:

Min-Sun Kim-Moderator (Professor, Communicology, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Michael Bruno-Welcoming remarks (Provost, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Young Taik Chun Collection ..................... Sherrie L. T. Seki (Daughter, Juris Doctor, Richardson School of Law, UHM)

Donald Young Gak Kang Collection ........... Susan Kang (Daughter, Journalist)

Susan Chun Lee Collection ....................... Timothy Y. C. Choy (Grandson, Emeritus. Prof., State Univ. of Minnesota at Moorhead)

Sun Il Lee Collection and Chun, Yun Hee Collection ........................ Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi (President, Korean Immigration Research Institute in Hawai'i)

Edward Shultz- Commentator (Emeritus Professor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Tae-Ung Baik-Concluding Remarks (Director, Center for Korean Studies)

Exhibition of Selected Collections at CKS Archive: February 19 - February 25, 2020

This event is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005). The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


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