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

By Tae-Ung Baik | July 8, 2020 | Comments Off on CKS Receives the AKS Strategic Research Institute Program Grants for Next 10 years

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 | Comments Off on CKS Scholarships Support Korean Studies Students for AY 2020-2021

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

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

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 […]

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

By Tae-Ung Baik | May 19, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 […]

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

By Tae-Ung Baik | April 30, 2020 | Comments Off on 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. […]

Announcement: Scholarship for researching Korean Americans issues

By Tae-Ung Baik | April 27, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 […]

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

By Tae-Ung Baik | April 16, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 […]

News: The AKS is seeking applications for 2020 Graduate Fellowship

By Tae-Ung Baik | April 10, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 ○ […]

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

By Tae-Ung Baik | April 10, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 […]

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