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A multidisciplinary, transnational approach to modern labor issues

The work of sociologist Jennifer Jihye Chun, a labor scholar, spans both Asian American and Asian Studies.

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Film sheds light on revisionist narrative about “comfort women” in Japan

Miki Dezaki's directorial debut, “Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue,” addresses the highly contentious debate in Japan and South Korea about comfort women during World War II.

Published: Monday, November 4, 2019

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Building Korean Studies into a thriving field

The immense contributions of UCLA historian John Duncan to the Korean Studies field was celebrated at a workshop on May 24, 2019. Duncan retired from UCLA in late June, 2019.

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Center for Korean Studies Undergraduate Award

To foster interest and scholarship in Korean Studies, Center for Korean Studies is selecting up to two undergraduate students for CKS Undergraduate Award.

Published: Monday, March 4, 2019

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'John Duncan Fellowship in Korean Studies' Fund Enacted in Honor of Professor John Duncan

The 'John Duncan Fellowship in Korean Studies' Fund will serve students studying Korean studies at UCLA.

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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K-Pop band uses fan reaction videos as a promotional tool

At the Center for Korean Studies, Michelle Cho argued that U.S. music producers would follow the lead of K-Pop boy band BTS and begin using fan-made reaction videos as a promotional tool.

Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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Zócalo interviews John Duncan on Korea

Prior to speaking at a Zócalo Public Square event, Duncan shared how he became interested in Korea and his thoughts on the standoff with North Korea.

Published: Monday, November 20, 2017

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Using history to drive entertainment

South Korean director Choi Dong-hoon recently joined the UCLA Center for South Korean Studies to discuss his film, “Assassination.”

Published: Friday, October 20, 2017

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Cultural historian leads Center for Korean Studies

Namhee Lee looks forward to involving the impressive cadre of Korean specialists at UCLA — who teach in departments and schools across campus — in the activities of the Center for Korean Studies.

Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017

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The fight for workers' rights in South Korea

Famed South Korean labor rights activist Jinsook Kim attended a screening of “The Island of Shadows,” a film that documents her 309-day protest of an unlawful mass layoff of shipyard workers.

Published: Monday, May 1, 2017

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