Gyeonghoeru Palace at Gyeongbokgung

Photo by Jacob Rosen. (Cropped)

Seoul from Namsan Tower

Photo by Clint Sharp. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (Cropped)

Hangang Bridge

Photo by Kihong Kim. CC BY-NC 2.0 (Cropped)

Anapji Pond

Photo by buck82. CC BY-NC 2.0 (Cropped)

Traditional Korean Music Performance

Photo by wwian. CC BY-NC 2.0 (Cropped)

Upcoming Events

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Christian Missionaries and Korean Politics, 1895–1910

Thursday, May 28, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

New Fiction from Korea

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Center for Korean Studies Undergraduate Fellowship Announcement

Announcing the first annual CKS Undergraduate Fellows! Joseph Johnson and Robin Heejae Chang. Congratulations! We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors as CKS Undergraduate Fellows!

Center for Korean Studies KU ISC Candidates Announcement

The image above shows our 2014 fellows for the KU ISC Program. Now Announcing the second annual CKS Korea University International Summer Campus Candidates! Congratulations!

Korean for High School Heritage Students

UCLA will offer a summer Korean class for high school students who are exposed to Korean at home and want to learn to read, write, or develop their speaking, listening, and literacy skills.

Korean-language classes are growing in popularity at U.S. colleges

An article by Los Angeles Times Reporter Larry Gordon

CKS In the News
Apologies and strained relations between Japan and South Korea

Differences in the historical narratives of Japan and Korea have perpetuated negative feelings between the neighboring countries that apologies seem unable to resolve.

CKS In the News
“Lost modernities” in China, Korea and Vietnam

Alexander Woodside’s recognition of the variety of meritocratic civil service systems in pre-modern China, Korea and Vietnam challenges not only the Eurocentric view of modernity, but the very concept of modernity itself.