Announcements

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…

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March 27, 2020 Special Lectures by Nora Kim and Kil-Soo Han- Cancelled due to COVID-19

[This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.] 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…

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AAS2020 Boston Conference (March 19-22, 2020)-Cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the AAS2020 Boston Conference is cancelled!! See below! UPDATE: March 9, 2020 AAS2020 Boston Conference Cancellation It is with deep regret that we inform you of the cancellation of the AAS 2020 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.  Over the past few weeks, the AAS leadership and staff have been monitoring worldwide developments…

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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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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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