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CKS Fall 2019 Events

October 21, 2019
View the Fall 2019 Event List. Topics include Denuclearization of North Korea, South Korean Culinary Dramas, Medium Powers and Large Powers in the Global Economy, Gender and Class in Contemporary Korea, Korean Migrants into Russia, Korean Chinese Migrants. Check back for updates throughout the semester.

CKS News: Bong Joon Ho's PARASITE Opening in San Francisco

October 15, 2019
NEON is opening South Korean master filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s latest film PARASITE in San Francisco theaters starting next Friday, October 18th. PARASITE has received widespread critical acclaim and this year became the first South Korean project to ever win the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

CKS News: 13th KASC Accepting Applications

October 1, 2019
The 13th Korea-America Student Conference is now accepting applications for their June 29 - July 22 program in 2020.

CKS News: Korea Times Article on Sung Joo Han Event

September 14, 2019
The Korea Times covered our recent event on Sept. 12th with guest speaker Chairman Sung Joo Han! Read the article in Korean shared here.

CKS Spring 2019 Events

May 25, 2019
View the Spring 2019 Event List. Topics include Visual Culture in Modern Korea, Ambassadors Cho and Harris, Korea and the Global Economy, China's Influence, Korean Literature, New Archaeology Discoveries, and Villains in Korean Cinema.

CKS Workshop: Stupendous Villainy in Korean Cinema

May 24, 2019
Dates: May 24-25, 2019 | Location: IEAS Conference Room, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510, Berkeley, CA

CKS Conference: Korean Literature in the World

April 26, 2019
Dates: April 26-27, 2019 | Location: Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley and IEAS Conference Room, 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA | Sponsor/s: Literature Translation Institute of Korea

CKS Publication: Gender and Class in Contemporary South Korea

April 17, 2019
Hae Yeon Choo, ed., John Lie, ed., Laura C. Nelson, ed. Transnational Korea 4. IEAS Publications. | This volume of essays by leading critical scholars examines gender and class in twenty-first-century South Korea from a transnational and intersectional perspective.

CKS Conference: Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea

March 14, 2019
Dates: March 14-15, 2019 | Location: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley | Sponsor/s: Academy of Korean Studies

CKS Publication: Zainichi Literature

February 22, 2019
John Lie, ed. Transnational Korea 3. IEAS Publications. | This collection of translated works highlights a selection of writings in translation by Zainichi (diasporic Koreans in Japan).