CKS News: 2023 Korean Literature Essay Contest

The 2023 Korean Literature Essay Contest, arranged by the Korean Language Program at East Asian Languages and Cultures and supported by the Center for Korean Studies, is open exclusively to attending undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley who are interested in Korea and Korean literature. The book for this year's contest is "Cursed Bunny (저주 토끼)" by Bora Chung (정보라), a collection of short stories. A digital copy of the English version of the book can be accessed from the UC Berkeley C.V. Starr East Asian Library. Participants are invited to submit an original critical essay that addresses at least two short stories from the collection, including "Cursed Bunny," in an insightful and thought-provoking manner. Essay submissions can be written in either English or Korean and must be 1,000 words. Cash prizes will be awarded to multiple 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Interested students must register to participate by February 28, 2023. Essay submissions are due by March 31, 2023 and the winners will be announced on April 21, 2023. More detailed information can be found in the Contest Guidelines. Please direct questions to Soojin Lee at