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Feb. 22, 2020 Piano at Light Side

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The Center for Korean Studies co-sponsors an event with Music Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa:

Piano at Light Side: Arrangements of Korean songs and popular classical tunes.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm
Orvis Auditorium at UH Manoa

Performer: Prof. So Hyung Kim (Dong-Eui University, Busan, Korea).

Free Admission; Parking $6.

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Feb. 26, 2020 K-Pop Culture and Korean Diaspora

The Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Presents:   K-Pop Culture and Korean Diaspora -- A Critical Studies on K-pop culture and Korean diaspora in Chile, Brazil, and the U.S. Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 2 - 4 Pm The Center for Korean Studies Auditorium   Moderator - R. Anderson Sutton - Dean, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, UH at Mānoa   Speakers:   "K-Pop Fandom Culture in Latin America" - Dr. Wonjung Min (Prof., Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) will map out how fans of K-pop in Latin America, with a focus on Chile, share ...

March 27, 2020 Special Lectures by Nora Kim and Kil-Soo Han

  The Center for Korean Studies presents:   Special Lectures by Nora Kim and Gil-Soo Han on Friday March 27, 2020 at 2 pm - 3:30 pm.   Nora Kim (University of Mary Washington, USA) Refugees before Refugees: Indochinese Refugees in South Korea, 1975–1992 The hottest news in the spring and summer of 2018 in South Korea was the “crisis” of Yemenis asylum seekers in Jeju island. The Center for Korean Studies invites Dr. Nora Kim to talk about how the context of perception for Indochinese refugees in South Korea had changed over two decades as the geopolitical conditions changed ...

April 4, 2020 Korean Culture in Hawai’i

The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in cooperation with Korean Adoptees of Hawai'i presents:   Korean Culture in Hawaii -- Talk Stories along with Korean Food and Video Contest on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 2:00PM - 4:00PM at the Christ United Methodist Church (1639 Ke'eaumoku st, Honolulu). Parking is available onsite! Create an original 3-min video in English or Korean to share your Korean food stories: Favorite comfort Korean food, a new way to enjoy the food, family’s tradition and culture related to the food, and more fun stories! Winner(s) will receive a cash ...

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

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, ...

Feb. 11, 2020 Is Jury Trial Vanishing in Korea? by Jae-Hyup Lee

  The Center for Korean Studies and the PALS Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law present Is Jury Trial Vanishing in Korea-- Asia Law Talk by Jae-Hyup Lee, Seoul National University When: Tuesday, February 11 at 12:00-1:30pm. Where: William S. Richard School of Law Room 254 Light lunch provided if RSVP received by February 7. Jae-Hyup Lee is a Professor at the Seoul National University College of Law. A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar for the William S. Richardson School of Law, Professor Lee holds a BA in Anthropology, magna cum laude, from Seoul National University, a PhD ...

Feb. 7, 2020 Colloquium by Prof. Hagen Koo

Privilege and Anxiety: The Upper Middle Class in the Neoliberal EraBy Hagen Koo Friday, February 7, 20203:00pm–4:00pm; Saunders 244Free and open to the public; Refreshments to follow Despite so much talk on economic polarization and shrinking middle class, another important reality is the rise of the affluent segment of the middle class and its gradual separation from the rest of the middle class. The members of this upper middle class enjoy rising income, good quality of life, better healthcare, and better education for children. They claim themselves as a meritocratic class and are anxious to pass their privilege on to ...

Jan. 31, 2020 North Korea as Transnational Space

The Center for Korean Studies Presents a Conference, North Korea as Transnational Space 10 am - 4 pm Friday, January 31, 2020 North Korea is at once a transnational entity shaped by historical and global forces that traverse ideological and national boundaries. This workshop aims to explore the transnationality of North Korea through the particularities of architecture, development, memory, and emotionality. As the international community deals with further engaging with North Korea, it is crucial to understand that North Korea has always been part of the modern world. North Korea’s Parallax Architecture: Modernism and Anti-Urbanism of Pyongyang-- C. Harrison Kim ...

Jan. 29, 2020 CKS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Heather Mellquist Lehto’s Talk

How Korean Megachurches Have Changed the World -- and Why You May Not Know about It Wednesday, January 29, 2020 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. The Center for Korean Studies Conference Room 1881 East-West Road University of Hawai’i at Mānoa South Korea contains many of the largest megachurches in the world. Yet even within these Korean churches, there is the impression that Korean churches primarily emulate American megachurches. Dr. Mellquist Lehto will outline ways in which Korean megachurches have shaped Christianity around the globe, demonstrating that even the most famous American megachurches have followed the example of South Korean megachurches. ...

Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends of the Center for Korean Studies: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Thank you for your great helps, supports, and participation this year, which enabled the Center to complete another successful year! I wish you will have wonderful holidays and a great new year! Best wishes,Tae-Ung BaikProfessor & Director of the CKS
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