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CKS News: Korean Literature Essay Contest

January 27, 2022
EALC Korean Language Program announces Korean Literature Essay Contest for UC Berkeley students.

CKS News: Call for Nominations for the 2022 Inaugural Hong Yung Lee Book Award in Korean Studies

November 8, 2021
The Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the inaugural Hong Yung Lee Book Award in Korean Studies which will be awarded in 2022. $10,000 will be awarded to the author(s) whose nonfiction English-language academic monograph about Korea demonstrates outstanding scholarly merit, research prowess, and methodological innovation. The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2022.

CKS Spring 2021 Events

May 31, 2021
View the Spring 2021 Event List. Topics include Burial Sites and Lineage Property during Colonial Transition, Epidemic of Anti-Asian Violence, North Korean Refugee Entrepreneurs, Legacies of Militarization, Peruvian Migrants in South Korea, Writing and Activism in Translation, Korean Women in Classical Music.

CKS Publication: Toward Democracy

January 1, 2021
Hyunjoo Kim, Yerim Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Hyeryoung Lee, Theodore Jun Yoo. Korea Research Monograph 38. IEAS Publications. | The authors of this volume offer analyses of a wide range of topics—from refugee displacement to street politics, from anti-communism and democracy to militarization—and discuss the links between cultural productions and their sociohistorical contexts.

CKS Fall 2020 Events

December 31, 2020
View the Fall 2020 Event List. Topics include One Left by Kim Soom, the Korean Peninsula and US Foreign Policy, Women and Medicine in Colonial Korea, Forestry in Colonial Korea, Latin America in South Korean Television, Aging in Asia.

CKS News: Application Deadline for Graduate Fellowships Extended

March 24, 2020
Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the application deadline for the Fellowship Competition for Continuing Graduate Students in Korean Studies has been extended until April 15th.

CKS Publication: What Is Korean Literature?

March 1, 2020
Youngmin Kwon, Bruce Fulton. Korea Research Monograph 37. IEAS Publications. | This volume outlines the major developments, characteristics, genres, and figures of the Korean literary tradition. Both the classical and modern periods are covered.