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News: Tae-Ung Baik appeared on the ThinkTech Talk Show: The COVID Experience in Korea

Professor Tae-Ung Baik, Director of the Center for Korean Studies, appeared on the ThinkTech Talk Show, titled "The COVID Experience in Korea" on May 18, 2020.

Hosted by Mr. Jay Fidell, Professor Baik explained South Korean approach of testing, tracing, isolation, and quarantine with comprehensive information sharing, which enabled the country to deal with the Pandemic successfully.

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News: CKS Member, Donald Reid Womack named a 2020 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

CKS Member, Professor Donald Reid Womack of Music Composition and Theory was named a 2020 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Guggenheim Fellowship is one of the major competitions for the arts and other fields. Womack is among a diverse group of 175 writers, scholars, artists and scientists from the U.S. and Canada to receive the achievement. The candidates were chosen through a rigorous peer-review process from almost 3,000 applicants in the foundation’s ninety-sixth competition. Womack plans to use the fellowship to write a geomungo (a plucked Korean instrument) concerto for virtuoso Yoon Jeong Heo. “I’m thrilled and honored to have my ...

Announcement: Scholarship for researching Korean Americans issues

The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is now accepting applications for the fall 2020 – spring 2021 Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi Scholarship, totaling $2,000. This scholarship, established by Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi, the eminent historian of the Korean experience in Hawai'i, provides support for students enrolled in any discipline at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a focus on or interest in researching Korean Americans in Hawai‘i or elsewhere in the United States. The award may be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g., tuition, books, fees) or to provide stipends for materials, ...

Course Announcement: Korean Dance, Fall 2020 by Mary Jo Freshley

Ms. Mary Jo Freshley teaches Korean Dance 105, 305, and 405 in Fall Semester, 2020. Ms. Freshley is one of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii's Living Treasures of Hawaii, and is one of Hawaii's foremost experts on Korean dance. She will explore the diversity of Korean culture through folk dances and music. The class will meet every Monday at 4:30 – 6:20 pm in Fall semester in Room 116 of the Music Department of  the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

News: The AKS is seeking applications for 2020 Graduate Fellowship

The Academy of Korean Studies is seeking applications for 2020 AKS Graduate Fellowship. It's a non-degree program which invites international graduate students abroad in the fields of Korean studies to the Graduate School of Korean Studies, the Academy of Korean Studies, and offers opportunities to conduct research in Korea for 6 months. Fellowship Benefits ○ Monthly stipend of KRW750,000, and round trip airfare ○ On-campus accommodation is available free of charge. ○ Fellowship period : 6 months (1 Sep 2020 ~ 28 Feb 2021) ○ Fellows will designate one of the AKS’ professors whose specialty is most relevant to their ...

News: The February issue of the International Journal of Korean History, Vol. 25, No. 1 is published.

The Center for Korean History at Korea University announced the publication of The International Journal of Korean History, Vol. 25, No. 1. The complete table of contents is available at this link: https://ijkh.khistory.org/. The articles in this journal’s special theme issue focus on “New Perspectives on Korean Environmental History.” All the articles in this issue and all previous issues of the journal are currently accessible on Google Scholar, DOAJ and at the IJKH website. The IJKH is an international scholarly journal that promotes original research and new analyses and interpretations through articles, book reviews, and translated scholarly works related to Korean history. The IJKH ...

March 26, 2020 CKS Continues its Work Online

Dear Center for Korean Studies Community: On behalf of the CKS, I wish you and your families and friends are all doing fine in these difficult circumstances. As you know, we are experiencing an unprecedented situation throughout the State. The Governor issued a state-wide, mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors and returning residents as of today. All residents are ordered to stay and work from home through April 30. The Center staff have been working from home since Monday, March 23, 2020, and the Center building will be kept closed until April 30, 2020 unless there is any further notice. However, ...

March 17, 2020 Reduced Availability of the CKS Building

Dear Center for Korean Studies Community: In light of the current COVID-19 situation on campus, the Center for Korean Studies adjusted the hours of availability of the Center building from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Only those with a UH ID card or invited guests will have access to the building as a measure to minimize risk for students, faculty, and Center staff in observance of the recommendations by the Hawaii Department of Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This measure is effective until Friday, March 27, 2020 at ...

April 1, 2020 Foreign languages and countries in early modern Korean novels- Cancelled due to COVID-19

The Center for Korean Studies presents: a colloquium on "Foreign languages and countries in early modern Korean novels: On the imagination of translation" by Professor Kyeong Seok Seo. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 4-5:30 pm Conference room, Center for Korean Studies University of Hawai'i at Mānoa The presentation will be in Korean language with English summary. Dr. Kyeong Seok Seo is a professor at Hanyang University in Seoul and currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Korean Studies at UHM. Dr. Seo earned his Ph.D. in Modern Korean Literature from Seoul National University. He works to redefine cultural specialties, including ...

April 4, 2020 Korean Culture in Hawai’i- Postponed due to COVID-19

[This event is postponed to a later date due to COVID-19] 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 ...
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