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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.

Published: Monday, May 05, 2014

Prepare for North Korea to endure, not collapse

North Korea has always been a maverick Marxist-Leninist regime, following a distinctly nationalist path. Having survived both the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and the collapse of the USSR, don't expect it to collapse any time soon, said Charles Armstrong, professor of history at Columbia University.

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Los Angeles Times highlights Korean documentary

The directors of the documentary film "Memory of Forgotten War" were interviewed in the Los Angeles Times prior to the screening of their film at the UCLA James Bridges Theater on May 8. The film was one of two documentaries that opened the "Ending the Korean War" conference organized by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, May 8–10.

Published: Monday, May 06, 2013

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.

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

UCLA professor to speak on Korean art at Getty Center

Burglind Jungmann, UCLA Professor of Art History and a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, will speak at a Getty Center symposium today, Friday, March 15.

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013

Symposium brings together experts to discuss human rights

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

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grad shares insight into how Olympic Games changed a nation

UCLA Center for Korean Studies and The Korea Times-Hankook Ilbo Endowment for Contemporary Korean Studies launches new lecture series that aims to bring prominent speakers to campus to share their expertise on current issues of great interest to both Korean-Americans and non-Koreans.

Published: Monday, March 19, 2012

North Korea facing acute food shortages, says expert

Mercy Corps operations director urges prompt action to ease North Korean food crisis.

Published: Monday, October 03, 2011

Korean Unions Must Embrace Marginalized Workers, Says Key Figure in Movement

Sim Sangjeung, a prominent labor organizer who spent years on the run as South Korea made its democratic transition, addressed an audience of about 55 in UCLA's Moore Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 23, saying that her country's labor movement would have to change dramatically to avoid becoming irrelevant.

Published: Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Korean Culture Lessons Fill Gap for Teachers

Since the teacher education program on Korea got its start in 2004, the UCLA Center for Korean Studies has supported KAFE's model of community engagement, sending renowned faculty members to lead training sessions and helping with programming. By way of a week-long, annual summer institute and other programs, CKS has reached out to roughly 2,000 school administrators and teachers from around the United States in recent years.

Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Prolific, Renowned Ko Un Brings his Poetry to UCLA

The former Buddhist monk and activist for Korean democracy brings a distinctive voice to campus, two weeks after marking a milestone in his career, the completion of "Ten Thousand Lives."

Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Symposium Looks at Today's Korea

A multidisciplinary group of Korean studies experts engaged a UCLA audience in discussion of contemporary issues facing the peninsula, at a symposium sponsored by the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles.

Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010

East Meets West in Scholar John Duncan

Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and a leading light on pre-modern Korea, Duncan has lived comfortably in two cultures since the late 1960s. Duncan is receiving the Korea Foundation Award in Seoul for a lifetime of contributions to Korean studies worldwide.

Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

South Korean Central Banker Shares Lessons Learned in Crisis

Dosoung Choi of the Bank of Korea delivers the inaugural lecture in a series jointly sponsored by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies and Seoul National University. The lectures will look at global issues from Korean vantage points.

Published: Friday, December 04, 2009

Korean Cultural Minister Visits Center

Yu In-Chon, South Korea's minister of culture, sports and tourism, met Tuesday with UCLA Korean studies faculty members and Nicholas Entrikin, the vice provost for international studies. Yu, a well-known former actor, heard from CKS Director John Duncan and Professors Burglind Jungmann, Sung Deuk Oak, Lisa Kim Davis and Dong-suk Kim about their current research and thanked them for building an excellent Korean studies program at UCLA.

Published: Wednesday, September 09, 2009

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Published: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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Published: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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Activists say government is using journalist as an example to intimidate other reporters and editors

Published: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

INDIA: Congress plays down Sonia's Press Club meet


Congress party spokesperson says meeting with Press Club of India officers was because of the club's requests and with no regard to who the officers are

Published: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

INDIA: Tripura editors agitate against low ad rates, arrested


Tripura Newspaper Society secretary says with absence of corporations in the state and low advertisement rates, the government's plan to cut government advertising will adversely affect employees in newspaper industry

Published: Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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