Center for Korean Studies

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CKS Response to COVID-19

To help limit the risk of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to our campus, community, and guests, the Center for Korean Studies will be holding all Spring 2021 events online. The CKS office will also be closed and all staff working remotely until the campus has deemed it safe to return. Center staff can be reached via email. Please forgive any delay in communication and responsiveness during this time.

For information on how UC Berkeley is responding, please visit

We encourage all friends of CKS to follow the guidelines set by health and government officials and hope everyone is able to stay safe and healthy.

The Center for Korean Studies (CKS) is a unit of the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. The Center is one of the nation's most active academic centers for the study of Korean humanities and social sciences. Our goal is to use the academic resources of the University of California to promote broader understanding of Korea. Read more on our About CKS page.