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2024 CKS "Comfort Women" Creative Project Contest

Through this creative project contest, CKS aims to educate the UCLA community on ongoing issues pertaining to "comfort women" from Korea, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, and elsewhere, who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Pacific War.

Published: Friday, March 1, 2024

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Student creativity exceeds expectations at first artistic works competition on ‘comfort women'

The Center for Korean Studies conferred its first awards for creative student projects related to “comfort women” in late May. The annual competition seeks to educate the UCLA community about the history and impact of the sexual slavery of women who were forced to work in Japanese Army brothels during World War II.

Published: Thursday, June 8, 2023

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Minsuk Cho on architecture, Seoul and Los Angeles

South Korean architect Minsuk Cho answers questions for UCLA Architecture & Urban Design in the lead-up to a lecture and Center for Korean Studies conference at UCLA.

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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Gift to Center for Korean Studies will fund creative arts projects on ‘comfort women'

The gift will create a permanent endowment to support creative projects by UCLA students and faculty, together with an online archive, research and programming.

Published: Monday, September 12, 2022

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East Asia Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, Academic Year 2022-2023

The UCLA Asia Pacific Center offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for East Asian languages and area studies.

Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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An interview with Robert Buswell, renowned scholar of Korean Buddhism

Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies Robert Buswell reflected on his life and work ahead of a two-day conference in honor of his retirement from UCLA.

Published: Friday, June 24, 2022

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Robert and Christina Buswell to establish first permanent endowed chair in Korean Buddhist studies outside of Korea

Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies Robert Buswell and his wife Christina Buswell have made gift commitments to create both an endowed chair and a graduate research fellowship in Buddhist Studies at UCLA.

Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Director Gina Kim's VR Film "TEARLESS" has won the BEST IMMERSIVE WORK award at the Geneva International Film Festival.

Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Gina Kim's VR Film "TEARLESS" invited to the 78th Venice Film Festival

Director Gina Kim's VR Film "TEARLESS" is the second piece of a three part series addressing the mistreatment of Korean comfort women by American soldiers.

Published: Friday, August 6, 2021

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What the past offers contemporary racial justice movements

Christine Hong and Ann Garland Mahler examined past social justice movements that explicitly linked racism to capitalism, fascism and imperialism. These movements of the 20th century, they argued, offer a powerful transnational solidarity framework for racial justice movements today.

Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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