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CKS Fall 2019 Events

July 15, 2019
View the Fall 2019 Event List. Topics include Denuclearization of North Korea. Check back for updates throughout the semester.

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).

CKS Fall 2018 Events

November 29, 2018
View the Fall 2018 Event List. Topics include Farewell, Circus by Woon-Yeong Cheon, Koryo Cinema, the North Korean State, Globalization, South Korea's Construction Industry 1954-1973, North Korea's Nuclear Weapons, and Retold Stories of the Korean War.

CKS Publication: Writing Revolution Across Northeast Asia

November 1, 2018
Steven S. Lee. Cross-Currents. Vol. 7, No. 2. University of Hawai'i Press | This special issue of Cross-Currents builds on existing scholarship by revisiting Russian and Soviet visions of revolution and their fraught, indelible imprint on China, Japan, and Korea.

CKS Publication: Rules of the House

November 1, 2018
Sungyun Lim. Global Korea 2. UC Press. | This book offers a dynamic revisionist account of the Japanese colonial rule of Korea (1910–1945) by examining the roles of women in the civil courts.