Spotlight History

Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part II
Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part II    (04/21/21)

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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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Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part III
Recent Books in Korean Studies - Part III    (04/21/21)

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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    (04/21/21)

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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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Over Coffee: Leaders Talking Humanities, a chat with Carol Choi
Over Coffee: Leaders Talking Humanities, a chat with Carol Choi    (02/16/21)

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    (02/16/21)

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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2021 Lunar New Year
2021 Lunar New Year    (02/09/21)

Join UCI in an Anteater celebration of the 2021 Lunar New Year

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Lecture Recital and Panel Q&A: Korean Sensibility and the Double Reed in Korean Film Music
Lecture Recital and Panel Q&A: Korean Sensibility and the Double Reed in Korean Film Music    (01/22/21)

Friday, January 22, 2021
4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Zoom WEBINAR & Facebook LIVE

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The Tension that Never Goes Away: North Korea-South Korea Now
The Tension that Never Goes Away: North Korea-South Korea Now    (01/21/21)

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Thursday | October 1, 2020

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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR
HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR    (01/13/21)

Happy Year of the Ox.
Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year!

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War, Womens Human Rights and Comfort Women
War, Womens Human Rights and Comfort Women    (12/09/20)

Comfort Women Legacy
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
02:30 PM - 06:00 PM (PST)

Reparation, Reconciliation and Restoration
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
07:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)

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Koreas Response to COVID-19: A Lesson To Be Learned
Koreas Response to COVID-19: A Lesson To Be Learned    (12/08/20)

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Tuesday | May 19, 2020

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Law and Privacy in the New Normal
Law and Privacy in the New Normal    (12/08/20)

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Monday | June 29, 2020

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PAN DAMN IT!
PAN DAMN IT!    (11/19/20)

The play is based on a true story and highlights the much-publicized mask debate in the US by juxtaposing the moral conflict between individual liberty and public health, and by exposing the invisible social divisions that are complicated by the dynamic multi-ethnic makeup of Southern California.

November 15, 2020 | 4:00 PM (PT)

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Recent Books in Korean Studies, Colloquium
Recent Books in Korean Studies, Colloquium    (11/05/20)

CCKS is hosting a colloquium to introduce the recently published books in Korean Studies. Each of the five scholars who wrote books will be paired with UCI faculties and graduate students to present individual dialogue.

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Friday | October 23, 2020
Tuesday | October 27, 2020
Friday | October 30, 2020

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Seeds of Control
Seeds of Control    (11/05/20)

Ten years ago, David Fedman, associate professor of history and an affiliated professor of the center, had a chance encounter with a crew of Korean retirees scrubbing the mountains of the "residue of Japanese colonialism." This encounter led him to research how Japanese colonialism affected the Korean environment and led to him writing Seeds of Control, his forthcoming book.

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Meet Litzy Santoyo!
Meet Litzy Santoyo!    (11/05/20)

In an ever increasingly connected world, it's important for all of us to become global citizens and learn as much as we can about cultures from across the globe. Our school is home to cultural studies from Italian and German to Japanese and so much more. Litzy Santoyo is majoring in Korean literature and culture in the Department of East Asian Studies.

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CCKS Update
CCKS Update    (10/07/20)

In light of the current situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and the need for all of us to assist in minimizing the spread of the disease, CCKS is unfortunately going to have to postpone all our events.

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Hye-Kyoung Kwon
Hye-Kyoung Kwon    (04/28/20)

Introducing Our 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow

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Hye-Kyoung Kwon
Hye-Kyoung Kwon    (02/21/20)

Please join us for our postdoctoral fellow Hye-Kyoung Kwon's talk.

Thursday · February 6, 2020 · 5 PM
Humanities Gateway 1341

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David Roh
David Roh    (02/21/20)

Please join us for a talk by David Roh, University of Utah.

Thursday · February 13, 2020 · 5 PM
Humanities Gateway 1010

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DONGSEI KIM
DONGSEI KIM    (02/03/20)

Imagining the Impossible:
The DMZ as a Proving Ground

Thursday · January 30, 2020 · 4 PM
Humanities Gateway 1010

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JERONIMO
JERONIMO    (01/28/20)

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FREE FILM SCREENING
Followed by Director Q&A and Reception

Thursday · January 16, 2020 · 5 PM
Humanities Gateway 1030

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Afro-Korean Hip-hop Festival
Afro-Korean Hip-hop Festival    (10/23/19)

Experience a night of Korean hip-hop that is sweeping through the globe right now!

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Minsuk Cho's Visit to UCI
Minsuk Cho's Visit to UCI    (11/22/18)

On April 10th, the Center invited Minsuk Cho, one of the most celebrated award-winning architects in Korea, for a public lecture and VIP reception.

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In Honor of Nancy Abelmann
In Honor of Nancy Abelmann    (11/22/18)

The Center hosted a two-day workshop in honor of Nancy Abelmann, a Korea anthropologist who passed away in late 2016.

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Korea at Nature's Edge: Environment and Society on the Korean Peninsula
Korea at Nature's Edge: Environment and Society on the Korean Peninsula    (11/22/18)

The first Korean environment history conference was successfully held at UC Irvine on April 19-20

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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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