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Building Korean Studies into a thriving field

The immense contributions of UCLA historian John Duncan to the Korean Studies field will be celebrated at a workshop on May 24. Duncan retires from UCLA in late June.

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Center for Korean Studies Undergraduate Fellowship

To foster interest and scholarship in Korean Studies, Center for Korean Studies is selecting two undergraduate students as CKS Undergraduate Fellows.

Published: Monday, March 4, 2019

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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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The story of Korean schools in Japan

Filmmaker Park Yeong-i visited the Center for Korean Studies on February 23, 2017, to screen his documentary “The Blue Sky Symphony,” which focuses on ethnically Korean high school students in Japan.

Published: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Co-Director John Duncan receives the Yong Jae Academic Award

CKS Co-Director, John Duncan has received the prestigious Yong Jae Award from Yonsei University on Thursday, March 9th.

Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Prof. Sung-Deuk Oak published two books on the history of early Korean Protestantism

The books are for Korean audience and three copious sourcebooks are in both English and Korean. Two more sourcebooks come out in May.

Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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