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The Rise of K-Culture Webinar Series
The Rise of K-Culture Webinar Series    (05/27/21)

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War, Womens Human Rights and Comfort Women: Comfort Women Legacy
War, Womens Human Rights and Comfort Women: Comfort Women Legacy    (05/26/21)

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December 1, 2020

The conference is held in collaboration and with support from the Asian Studies Center at Seoul National University in Korea.

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War, Womens Human Rights and Comfort Women: Reparation, Reconciliation and Restoration
War, Womens Human Rights and Comfort Women: Reparation, Reconciliation and Restoration    (05/26/21)

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December 2, 2020

The conference is held in collaboration and with support from the Asian Studies Center at Seoul National University in Korea.

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UCI Launches Center for Critical Korean Studies
UCI Launches Center for Critical Korean Studies    (05/26/21)

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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Ghosts of Our Grandfathers: Searching through Colonial Korea and the Cold War
Ghosts of Our Grandfathers: Searching through Colonial Korea and the Cold War    (05/26/21)

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Thursday | November 12, 2020

John N. Kim (UC Riverside) with Sylvia Nam (UC Irvine)
Moderated by Joseph Jeon (Director of CCKS)

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Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part III
Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part III    (05/26/21)

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Friday | October 30, 2020

Embodied Reckonings: "Comfort Women," Performance, and Transpacific Redress
Elizabeth Son (Northwestern University) with Tara Rodman (UCI Arts-Drama)

Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place
Youjeong Oh (The University of Texas at Austin) with Jinna Kim (UCI Sociology)

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Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part I
Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part I    (05/26/21)

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Friday | October 23, 2020

Cold War Cosmopolitanism: Period Style in 1950s Korean Cinema
Christina Klein (Boston College) with Hye Kyoung Kwon (CCKS Postdoctoral Fellow)

Framed by War: Korean Children and Women at the Crossroads of US Empire
Susie Woo (California State University, Fullerton) with Eleana Kim (UCI Anthropology)

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Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part II
Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part II    (05/26/21)

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Tuesday | October 27, 2020

Seeds of Control: Japan's Empire of Forestry in Colonial Korea
David Fedman (UCI History) with Vanessa Baker (UCI East Asian Studies)

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Over Coffee: Leaders Talking Humanities, a chat with Carol Choi
Over Coffee: Leaders Talking Humanities, a chat with Carol Choi    (05/26/21)

Watch the first episode the School of Humanities' "Over Coffee: Leaders Talking Humanities" with Carol Choi! She speaks about her career, her Anteater experience and the importance of sustaining Korean Studies at UCI.

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Healing historical trauma
Healing historical trauma    (05/26/21)

The UCI School of Humanities interviewed Chungmoo Choi, associate professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, about her career and experience as a woman, and the importance of sharing stories of "comfort women."

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Min Jin Lee, Author of Pachinko, Visites UCI
Min Jin Lee, Author of Pachinko, Visites UCI    (05/26/21)

On October 18, three hundred people - students, faculty, staff, and community members - filled Crystal Cove Auditorium. Thrilled to meet Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, many entered the room early to reserve seats and to start the conversation with others sitting next to.

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The UCI Library Opened the New Korea Corner
The UCI Library Opened the New Korea Corner    (05/26/21)

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    (05/26/21)

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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