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× Over the past few years there has been a sharp escalation in hate speech, hate crimes, and other forms of harassment against members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community in the United States. These examples of hate speech, violence and discrimination come in many forms, from political leaders using racist language in referring to coronavirus and violence against Asian women to the brutal and senseless attacks against Asians and members of the Asian American community in the Los Angeles, the Bay Area, New York, Atlanta, and elsewhere. These words and actions impact not only members of the Asian American community, but also have a profound impact on foreign nationals who are in the United States for work, study, and travel; they also contribute to a larger culture of hate, prejudice, and intolerance. We also strongly object to those members of the media and law enforcement who have failed to address the Atlanta murders and other attacks on the Asian community for what they are – hate crimes. Words matter. When politicians, law enforcement officials and the media fail to acknowledge these basic truths it exacerbates the original crimes and leaves victims and their families subject to a double victimization.

We the faculty members of the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures, the Center for Chinese Studies, the Center for Korean Studies, the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the Asia Pacific Center categorically condemn these acts of violence and incidents of hate speech. They have no place in our university and no place in our broader society. The student body of the University of California, Los Angeles is composed of 29% Asian Americans, not to mention the robust number of international students from Asia; Asians are not a “minority” on campus, they are the single largest ethnic group at UCLA. We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and supportive space for all members of the UCLA Asian community, whether they be students, faculty, staff, and any other individual who steps onto the campus; we demand they be treated with respect, dignity, and be free from the threat of any and all hate speech and violence. We also stand in solidarity alongside members of the Black and African American community, the Hispanic and Latinx community, LGBTQ+ community, the Indigenous community, the Muslim community, Jewish community, and all others who have been targeted by hatred, slurs, violence and other forms of discrimination.

Beyond our condemnation of the hate speech and violence being perpetrated, we also commit to engage directly with these issues in our teaching, campus events, and public outreach. We are invested in making society a more just and equitable place; free from fear and prejudice. We realize that these changes start from within, and we begin this work as individuals, departments, centers, and programs, step by step, committed to ending the wave of hate against the Asian community and taking constructive steps towards a more just society. Change starts now. #stopasianhate

Legal Fight Over Century-Old Korean Papers Found in L.A. Ends
For more than a decade, 15,000 to 16,000 pages of documents that chronicle the very early years of Korean immigration to California have been in limbo.

외국인 학자에 한국어 교육, 많이 늦었지요
성균관대 한국학 전문기관 IUC 설립 이끌고 대표 맡은 존 던컨

Korean-language classes are growing in popularity at U.S. colleges
An article by Los Angeles Times Reporter Larry Gordon

'한국학' 연구하는 외국인 학자들
'한국학' 연구하는 외국인 학자들

UCLA-USC 한국학연구소 교류사업
미주 중앙일보 03/13/2014

Global Voices: Pleas for Korean peace 60 years after fighting ended
The Liems, the filmakers of the documentary films ,"Memory of Forgotten War" and "The Woman, the Orphan, and the Tiger," discussed their film and their hopes for the May 8-10 UCLA conference in an interview with The Times.

수수께끼 매달려 10년간 연구
5일 개막 게티 뮤지엄' 루벤스전'기획.

Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia
LA 중앙일보 2013/03/05 미주판 2면

'미주 한인사회 연구' 전문화를 선도한다
한인언론 첫 연대...UCLA '코리아타임스- 한국일보 코리안 아메리칸학 선좌교수제

German-born Professor Pioneers Korean Art Teaching in the U.S.
Professor Jungmann at UCLA pioneered introducing Korean art in an America university in 1999. On promoting Korean art overseas, the professor says ``politicization'' is a problem.

Korean Consul General Spoke at UCLA
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Seoul Philharmonic extends a hand
Nahmee Lee, associate professor of modern Korean history and a scholar at the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about a conductor who hopes to use music to reestablish cultural ties between North Korea and South Korea.

Korea shows how to keep identity in global age
UCLA prof. John Duncan says globalizing Korean Studies is key task for scholars outside peninsula

Professor John Duncan Receives Manhae Grand Prize
John Duncan, director of the Center for Korean Studies and a professor in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department, has received the Manhae Grand Prize in academics from the Manhae Foundation in Korea.

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