Spotlight History

Film Screening of Assassination (암살)
Film Screening of Assassination (암살)    (05/15/18)

The Center successfully organized a film screening of Assassination (암살) with our special guest Choi Dong-hoon, director, on October 11. After the screening, the audience was very engaged in the conversation with Director Choi, asking questions about the film, his inspiration, and future filming plans. Many of our guests stayed for the reception to continue the conversation.

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Korea Booth at the Lunar New Year Festival 2018
Korea Booth at the Lunar New Year Festival 2018    (05/15/18)

On February 12, 2018, The Center for Critical Korean Studies represented Humanities Commons by setting up a booth at the annual Lunar New Year Festival hosted in the School of Social Sciences.

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Film Screening of The Fortress (남한산성)
Film Screening of The Fortress (남한산성)    (02/26/18)

On November 2, Director Hwang Dong-hyuk visited UCI for a screening of his film and conversations with the audience.

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A talk on North Korean defectors
A talk on North Korean defectors    (02/26/18)

On November 9, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Eunkyung Chee presented the talk "The Intimacy of Surveillance: North Korean Defectors and the Problem of National Domestication" for UCI students and faculty.

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CCKS Welcome Reception
CCKS Welcome Reception    (12/01/17)

On Thursday, September 28, the CCKS hosted a Welcome Reception to kick-off the new academic year and to celebrate the completion of a successful first year on campus. The event was attended by UCI faculty and students as well as visiting professors and scholars involved in Korean Studies.

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Park Min Gyu Book Talk & Signing
Park Min Gyu Book Talk & Signing    (11/20/17)

June 5-6, 2017
Park Min-Gyu, in addition to shedding light on some of his novels, read in Korean from "A Journal from the Alpha-Mega Kosiwon" and it was engaging for those who understand the language and those who don't alike.

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Recent Books in Korean Studies
Recent Books in Korean Studies    (10/17/17)

The Center for Critical Korean Studies invited four scholars to discuss their recently published books in Korean Studies

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Ends of Adoption Symposium
Ends of Adoption Symposium    (10/17/17)

This interdisciplinary symposium on transnational Korean adoption was co-organized by Profs. Kyung Hyun Kim (East Asian Languages and Literatures), James Kyung-Jin Lee (English and Asian American Studies), and Eleana Kim (Anthropology), with partial funding from the Center for Critical Korean Studies at UCI.

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Freedom of Speech, Sewol Ferry, and Park's Impeachment
Freedom of Speech, Sewol Ferry, and Park's Impeachment    (10/04/17)

This talk addressed the reasons why Park Geun-hye, recently impeached, was elected as South Korean President despite serious questions about her ability to govern.

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Reading and Conversation with Novelist Krys Lee: How I Became a North Korean
Reading and Conversation with Novelist Krys Lee: How I Became a North Korean    (10/04/17)

At her UCI visit Krys Lee, the author of How I Became a North Korean, talked about how she helped defectors from North Korea take refuge in South Korea.

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Meeting with NC Dinos
Meeting with NC Dinos    (07/25/17)

A Korean professional baseball team NC Dinos visited UCI to play an exhibition game against UCI's Anteaters on March 8. The Center made an arrangement with the NC Dinos to meet with the players and coaches shortly before the event.

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How Iranian and Korean Diasporas Converged
How Iranian and Korean Diasporas Converged    (07/25/17)

Michael Jin, Assistant Professor of History and Global Asian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, had a public lecture on how Iranian and Korean diasporas converged, focusing on the post-Iranian Revolution period when many Iranians migrated.

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Freedom of Speech, Sewol Ferry, and Park's Impeachment
Freedom of Speech, Sewol Ferry, and Park's Impeachment    (05/12/17)

This talk addressed the reasons why Park Geun-hye, recently impeached, was elected as South Korean President despite serious questions about her ability to govern. Lack of freedom of speech was one of the reasons why she was first elected. Ironically, this tarnishing of democratic principles also paralyzed the self-monitoring and mutual checks and balances of the market forces and governanc

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Lunar New Year Festival 2017
Lunar New Year Festival 2017    (04/20/17)

Celebrating the establishment of the Center for Critical Korean Studies, the School of Humanities had a Korea-themed booth at the Lunar New Year Festival 2017.

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The UCI Library Opened the New Korea Corner
The UCI Library Opened the New Korea Corner    (04/20/17)

The UCI Library opened the new Korea Corner on November 30, 2016, with a ceremony supported by the Censulate General of the Repulic of Korea in Los Angeles. The UCI Library received $5,000 from The Korea Foundation to purchase new books and videos. These expanded resources for Korean Studies will en

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The Academy of Korean Studies' visit to the UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies
The Academy of Korean Studies' visit to the UCI Center for Critical Korean Studies    (04/20/17)

A delegation from the Academy of Korean Studies, a South Korean research and educational institute that provided grant funds to the Center for Critical Korean Studies, visited the Center to celebrate its launch and discussed the visions.

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UCI Launches Center for Critical Korean Studies
UCI Launches Center for Critical Korean Studies    (04/20/17)

A collaboration between the Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences, the new center is funded by a five year grant from the Academy of Korean Studies and will foster interdisciplinary research, international collaboration.

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Lunar New Year Festival 2017
Lunar New Year Festival 2017    (02/09/17)

Celebrating the establishment of the Center for Critical Korean Studies, the School of Humanities had a Korea-themed booth at the Lunar New Year Festival 2017.

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UCI Celebrates new Library Korean Corner and Center for Critical Korean Studies
UCI Celebrates new Library Korean Corner and Center for Critical Korean Studies    (12/21/16)

Generously Sponsored by
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 | 3:00-5:00 pm

Langson Library and Lower Gateway Plaza

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