Established in 1972, the Center for Korean Studies coordinates and develops resources for the study of Korea at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The Center seeks to promote interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to Korean studies. Our faculty members specializes in all disciplines such as anthropology, Asian studies, business, communication, dance, economics, history, journalism, language, law, linguistics, literature, music, political science, social work, and sociology are regularly offered. With its dedicated faculty and staff, and its many Korea-related activities, the Center for Korean Studies offers a rich opportunity for those interested in the study of Korea.
With the largest concentration of Korean specialists and resources in any University outside of Korea, the Center strives to be the premier institution for the study of Korea in the United States. The Center conducts scholarly conferences; sponsors research projects; presents colloquia, seminars, and lectures; hosts visiting scholars from around the world; publishes significant research on Korea; and contributes to the enhancement of the University’s library system and other University research facilities.
The Center’s goals are to:
- Enhance the quality and performance of the University Korean studies faculty;
- Develop comprehensive and balanced academic programs related to Korea;
- Stimulate research and publications on Korea;
- Coordinate resources of the University with those in the Hawai‘i community and other institutions, organizations, and individual scholars engaged in the study of Korea; and
- Assist students in fulfilling their educational needs while at the University of Hawai‘i.
The Center is located at 1881 East‐West Road, near the intersection of East‐West Road and Maile Way, on the University of Hawai’i Mānoa campus.
For more information on the Center, please refer to the CKS Brochure.
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