Uncertainty casts pall over northeast Asia

The nations of Northeast Asia need to focus on finding common ground and building trust in the region, said former Prime Minister of South Korea Un-Chan Chung at the Korea Times/Hankuk ilbo Colloquim Series of the Center for Korean Studies.


Call for Papers: UCLA 2014 Im Conference of Korean Christianity

The UCLA Center for Korean Christianity is pleased to announce that the 2015 Im Conference of Korean Christianity will be held at 10383 Bunche Hall on April 24, 2015.

The UCLA Im Doctoral Student Fellowship

2015 Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Doctoral Student Fellowship

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.

East meets west in a portrait: A conversation with Korean art scholar Burglind Jungmann

UCLA Professor Burglind Jungmann, a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, speaks about her work and Rubens's drawing, "Man in Korean Costume," on exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

The Complicated Lives of Gay Men in South Korea

According to anthropologist John Cho, single gay men in South Korea retreated from gay life in the wake of the 1997 Asian banking crisis and began to concentrate on making money, while married gay men became much more active in the gay community.

Symposium brings together experts to discuss human rights

Abuses against children, political prisoners and families among the topics addressed

Korean Studies e-school offers learning opportunities for students in Latin America

Professor John Duncan leads innovative program to enhance Korean Studies teaching and learning south of the border.

UCLA scholars bring Korean Buddhist works to English-speaking world

The field of Korean Buddhism, which has a nearly 1,700-year history, has opened up to Western scholars and students with the release of the first comprehensive collection of Korean Buddhist works to be published in any European language. 

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