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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…

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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….

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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…

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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….

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CKS News

South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited the Center for Korean Studies, UHM

President Moon was visiting New York for the UN events and then to Honolulu for the repatriation of the soldiers’ remains killed during the Korean War at the Hickam Airbase in the Indo-Pacific Command, and came to the University of Hawaii to convey the order of merits (건국훈장 추서) for the patriots, Kim Nodie (김노디)…

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June 23, 2021 Emeritus Professor Gary Pak Presents a Poem at “End the Travel Ban to North Korea Conference”

Emeritus Professor Gay Pak Presented a poem at “Lift for Peace: End the Travel Ban to North Korea Conference” on June 23, 2021. Crossings By Gary Pak …I live / Only so I can search for what I lost. Yun Dong-ju We have gone on this road before, many times. There are no blades of…

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News: KOREAN STUDIES 2021 Special Section Preview

Transnational Agency and Fluidity of Identity in Korean Migration A conversation with guest editors Sunhee Koo and Jihye Kim on the forthcoming Korean Studies Special Section “Unsettling Korean Migration” The forthcoming 2021 volume of Korean Studies has the Special Section “Unsettling Korean Migration: Multiple Trajectories and Experiences,” guest-edited by Sunhee Koo and Jihye Kim. The…

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

  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…

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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….

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