CKR recently celebrated the naming of Professor Seong Uk Kim to the Il Hwan and Soon Ja Cho Chair in Korean Culture and Religion as Assistant Professor this fall. From left: Seong Uk Kim, Soon Ja Cho, Il Hwan Cho, and Haruo Shirane.
The Journal of Korean Studies Fall Special issue 2017 issue, Volume 22, No. 2 is now available on Project MUSE.
Professor Bernard Faure gives the welcome remarks at the Buddhism workshop “The Encounter between Buddhism and Other Religious Traditions in East Asia,” on November 10, 2017.
The “Korea, Media, Archive: Rethinking Optics” workshop was held to investigate how technology and politics transform the optical relationship between media and subjectivity.
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.