Events 2020

Feb. 19, 2021, [Webinar] Korea Vision Dialogue #1 – The Korean Peace Process: With Lee In-young, Minister of Unification, ROK

By Tae-Ung Baik | February 12, 2021

The Center for Korean Studies Presents KOREA VISION DIALOGUE SERIES #1 Friday, February 19, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm The U.S. President Joe Biden, in his first telephone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, on February 3, 2021, emphasized his commitment to strengthening the United States-Republic of Korea alliance, calling it as “the […]

Announcement: Korea Foundation Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research in North America

By Tae-Ung Baik | January 7, 2021

The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii welcomes affiliation requests from individuals applying for the Korea Foundation Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research program. This program is designed to support rising scholars with a recent Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, arts or culture on a Korea-related topic.   Once a fellowship is awarded […]

News: CKS Received a Gift of $493,711 from the Bong Youn Choy Family Trust

By Tae-Ung Baik | December 28, 2020

  The Center for Korean Studies has received a gift of $493,711 from The Bong Youn Choy Family Trust. Late Bong Youn Choy, born on May 25, 1914 in Korea, was a professor of political science in Korea, Seattle, Washington, and University of California at Berkeley. He was an accomplished author of four Korean history […]

Nov. 12, 2020 CKS Webinar: Is Permanent Peace Possible in Korea?

By Tae-Ung Baik | November 2, 2020

The Center for Korean Studies, UHM presents a webinar entitled: “Is Permanent Peace Possible in Korea?” in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of Korean War (6.25) on November 12, 2020. The events review the history, international relations, the feasibility of the end of war declaration and peace treaty, and the challenges on […]

News: “Oral History: Dr. Byong Won Lee” Published by NGC

By Tae-Ung Baik | November 1, 2020

A new book, “Oral History: Dr. Byong Won Lee” was just published by the National Gugak Center (NGC), Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. The oral history features Dr. Lee’s life and musical activities. It is published in Korean, and the NGC will make the digital copy available soon. Dr. […]

Two UHM Ph.D. Graduates Got Teaching Jobs in Korea

By Tae-Ung Baik | August 24, 2020

Recent UHM graduate students, Dr. Yongshin Kim (political science) and Dr. Yuki Asahina (sociology) got tenure track assistant professor positions at the Department of Chinese Studies, Inha University and at the Department of Japanese Studies, Hanguk University of Foreign Studies respectively this fall. Dr. Yongshin Kim joins the Department of China Studies at Inha University, […]

CKS Receives the AKS Strategic Research Institute Program Grants for Next 10 years

By Tae-Ung Baik | July 8, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Academy of Korean Studies announced that the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa was selected the recipient of the grant, 2020 Strategic Research Institute Program for Korean Studies. The Center will receive a total of one billion Korean Won (approximately $820,000) for next 10 years. […]

CKS Scholarships Support Korean Studies Students for AY 2020-2021

By Tae-Ung Baik | July 5, 2020

The Center for Korean Studies awarded $44,800 as CKS Scholarships to support graduate and undergraduate students in Korea-related studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for the 2020‒2021 academic year. Descriptions of all the scholarships administered by the Center and instructions for applying for them can be found on the Center for Korean Studies Web […]

News: Governor David Ige proclaimed June 25, 2020 as “Korean War Remembrance Day”

By Tae-Ung Baik | June 20, 2020

On June 8, 2020, Governor David Ige proclaimed June 25, 2020 as ” Korean War Remembrance Day” in Hawai‘i  in observance of the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War honoring the Korean War veterans and their families for their brave and selfless sacrifice. The Proclamation states: WHEREAS, the Korean War began on […]

News: Cheehyung Harrison Kim Appointed as Chair of the Publication Committee and Editor of Korean Studies

By Tae-Ung Baik | June 3, 2020

Professor Cheehyung Harrison Kim (김지형) is appointed the new Chair of the Publication Committee of CKS and Editor of “Korean Studies,” succeeding Professor Christopher Bae who had served the position for four years. Dr. Kim joined the History Department of the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2017, and has done terrific jobs in many […]

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