CKR welcomes Professor Seong-Uk Kim, who will hold the Il Hwan and Soon Ja Cho Chair in Korean Culture and Religion as Assistant Professor starting this fall.
Professor Jungwon Kim introduces Laurel Kendall, Chair of the Division of Anthropology and Curator in Charge of Asian Ethnographic Collections, American Museum of Natural History and Senior Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute at the talk “The Lives of Painted Gods in the Korean Shaman World.”
Professor JaHyun Kim Haboush’s The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation (Columbia University Press, March 2016) is posthumously published.
Professor Ju Hui Judy Han gives the talk “Queer Geopolitics: Unsettling Security and Troubling Minority” on December 8, 2016.
Welcome to the Center for Korean Research
Since its establishment in 1988 within the East Asian Institute (now the Weatherhead East Asian Institute), the Center for Korean Research has played a leading role in the study of Korea within Columbia University, the New York City area, and beyond. Read More...
By sponsoring public lectures, conferences, workshops, and cultural events such as movies and concerts on Korea-related topics, the CKR works to advance academic knowledge and a greater public awareness of Korea in the New York City area and, more broadly, North America. CKR also serves as a bridge between Korean Studies in North America and the most recent work of the Korean academic world through its sponsorship of visiting scholars and active partnerships with universities and institutions in South Korea. The CKR hosts the annual Columbia University Alumni Association of Korea Colloquium Series on Contemporary Korean Affairs and the Korea Foundation Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies. The CKR also sponsors the annual "Center for Korean Research Manhae Prize for Korean Language" in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.