CKS News: Korean Literature Essay Contest

The Korean Literature Essay Contest is presented by the East Asian Languages and Cultures Department's Korean Language Program and supported by CKS. Participants will write a critical essay based on the Korean novel "Almond" by Won-pyung Sohn. A digital copy of the English version of the book can be accessed from the UC Berkeley C.V. Starr East Asian Library. The book can also be ordered in either English or Korean from Amazon. The first 100 students to register and request financial support will receive $15 gift cards from Amazon to support the purchase of the book. Recipients of financial support who do not submit essays to the contest will be required to refund the amount. The contest is open to all registered UC Berkeley students. Interested students must register for the contest by February 28, 2022 and then submit their 1,000 word critical essay in either English or Korean to by no later than March 31, 2022. The winners will be announced on April 15, 2022, and prizes will be awarded to the top 7 entries. The contest guidelines can be reviewed here. Please direct questions about the contest to Professor Soojin Lee at