Gyeonghoeru Palace at Gyeongbokgung

Photo by Jacob Rosen. (Cropped)

Seoul from Namsan Tower

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Hangang Bridge

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

Anapji Pond

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Traditional Korean Music Performance

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Syngman Rhee

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
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Korean Culture Night

Thursday, April 09, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Us & Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 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!

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.

CKS In the News
Professor Sung-Deuk Oak's "The Making of Korean Christianity: Protestant Encounters with Korean Religions, 1876-1915" Awarded Book of the Year

Professor Sung-Deuk Oak's recent monograph, "The Making of Korean Christianity," was awarded "Book of the Year" by Books and Culture: A Christian Review in December 2013. The magazine is a most widely-read Christian book review journal. Dr. Oak's book was published last September as the first volume of the Studies in World Christianity Series of the Nagel Institute of Calvin College and Baylor University Press.