Center for Korean Studies Announces Scholarship Awards for 2014-2015

image: CKS logoThe Center for Korean Studies has awarded $75,000 in scholarships to students engaged in Korea-related studies at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship categories and the recipients are listed below.

Donald C.W. Kim Graduate Scholarship

  • Taylor J. Nichols, M.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($10,000)
  • Rachel Lee, M.A., Korean literature ($10,000)

Herbert H. Lee Graduate Scholarship

  • Nina N.K. Arata, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($1,500)
  • Joseph K.T. Oh, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($1,500)
  • Nicole S.J. Kim, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($2,000)
  • Jenny H. In, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program/Psychology ($2,000)
  • Esther H. Yi, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($3,000)
  • Michelle J.H. Ko, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($2,500)
  • Janal Kim, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($2,000)

Kim Ch’ŏn-hŭng Memorial Scholarship

  • Seola Kim, Ph.D., Music ($2,000)
  • Hae In Lee, M.A., Music ($2,000)

N.H. Paul Chung Endowed Graduate Scholarship

  • Keunwoo Kim, M.A., Political science ($2,000)
  • Won Geun Choi, Ph.D., Political science ($2,000)
  • Winston T. Hamel, M.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($4,000)

Yŏng-Min Endowed Scholarship

  • Christopher M. Jones, M.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($4,000)
  • Shayna L. Yaatsushiro, M.A., History ($2,000)

Dong Jae and Hyung Ja Lee Endowed Scholarship

  • Sehun Nakama, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($2,500)

Center for Korean Studies Graduate Scholarships

  • Robert F. Delaney, M.A., Asian studies ($2,000)
  • Yoon Hwa Choi, Ph.D., Korean language ($1,500)
  • Hyunsun Chung, Ph.D., Korean language ($1,500)
  • Seunghye Yu, Ph.D., Korean language ($1,500)
  • Ok Sim Kim, Ph.D., Korean language ($1,500)
  • Eun Jung Lee, Ph.D., Korean langauge ($2,500)
  • Joungmok Lee, Ph.D., Korean language ($2,500)
  • Cheol Rin Park, Ph.D., Korean language ($2,500)
  • Dongmin Kim, Ph.D., Korean language ($2,500)

Center for Korean Studies Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Jai Eun Kim, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program ($1,500)
  • Bonnie J. Fox, B.A., Korean Language Flagship Program/Linguistics ($500)

In addition to these scholarships, federally funded Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships, administered through the School of Pacific and Asian Studies, will go to seven Mānoa students studying Korean.

Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year, which provide a $15,000 stipend and up to $18,000 for tuition, were awarded to Lindsay Schaffer, M.A. student in Korean literature; Narith Ta and Taheera Virani, M.A. students in the Korean Language Flagship Program; and Joseph Michaels, B.A. student in the Korean Language Flagship Program.

Support for summer language study, consisting of $2,500 stipends and tuition, was awarded to Michaels; Phillip Boulay and Robert York, M.A. students in the Asian Studies Program; and John Seymour, a Ph.D. student in the Music Department.

Descriptions of the scholarships administered by the Center for Korean Studies and application instructions can be found at

Korean Economy Is Topic of Annual Lecture Series

“Opportunities and Challenges in the Korean Economy” is the topic of the annual Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture and Luncheon sponsored by the Pacific Asian Management Institute of the Shidler College of Business Administration on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

photo: Euh Yoon-DaeThe guest speaker will be Yoon-Dae Euh, chief executive officer and chairman (retired) of KB Financial Group, Inc., Korea’s largest banking group. He was president of Korea University and the first chairman of the Presidential Council on Nation Branding, Korea. He previously served as vice-chair of Korea’s National Economic Advisory Council; chair of the Advisory Board of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources; Monetary Board member of the Bank of Korea; board member of the Korea Development Bank; and chairman of the Steering Committee of Korea Investment Corporation. Euh holds a Ph.D. in business administration, with a concentration in international finance, from the University of Michigan.

The lecture and lunch will take place in the Hawaii Prince Hotel Mauna Kea Ballroom from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required by 9:00 a.m. August 5 and may be made on line at

11th East Asian Social Policy Conference

image: conference bannerThe Center for Korean Studies and the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work will host the 11th East Asian Social Policy Conference Thursday and Friday, July 24-25, 2014, at the Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The theme of the conference is “Managing Changing Welfare Needs in a Growing Transborder East Asia: Social Policy Responses.”

The EASP international conference will provide a forum for discussion of a range of issues relating to challenges in East Asia, identify future research agenda, and discuss the role of social policy. Areas to be covered in the program include the welfare state and welfare regimes and governance; migration and diversity; family and care; health and Well-being; housing; education; ageing society and the elderly; labor Markets and inequality; urbanization and changing welfare needs; social protection and income maintenance; and economic and environmental sustainability.

Keynote speakers include Prof. Guan Xinping, Nankai University; Mr. Sang-Bum Kim, first deputy mayor of Seoul Metropolitan City; Prof. Masakazu Shirasawa, Oberlin University; Prof. Neil Gilbert, University of California at Berkeley; and Prof. Tae-Ung Baik, University of Hawaii at Manoa, a member of the Center for Korean Studies faculty.

The conference organizing committee included Center faculty member Prof. Bum Jung Kim, Prof. Jing Guo, and Prof. Kristen Linton of the School of Social Work. The complete program and other information are available at Questions about the conference can be addressed to

Korea Foundation On-Line Applications Accepted through August 31

Image: Korea Foundation LogoThe Korea Foundation is now accepting on-line applications for its 2015 Korean studies programs. Visit the on-line application portal ( to apply to any of the Foundation’s various programs.

Support categories for institutions include:

  • Support for Establishment of Professorships
  • Support for Overseas Korean Studies Centers and Associations
  • Support for Employment of Teaching Staff
  • Support for Dispatch of Visiting Professors
  • Support for Korean Studies Workshops for Non-Korean Educators.

Two programs are of special interest to individuals:

  • Fellowships for Korean Language Training enable professors, graduate students, and Korea-related professionals to take an intensive Korean language course for up to one year at a university-affiliated language institute in Korea. Contact Youju Lee ( for further information.
  • Fellowships for Field Research support doctorate-level students and prominent scholars in Korean studies for field research in the social sciences and humanities in Korea. Contact Jin-young Chun ( for further information.

Additional information about each of these categories is available on the KF Web site. The on-line application portal will remain open until the final deadline of August 31, 2014.

Queries may be directed to:
Korea Foundation
Korean Studies Department
Diplomatic Center Bldg. 10th fl.
2558 Seocho-2 dong, Seocho-gu
Seoul, Korea 137-863
Tel: + 82-2-2046-8527 / Fax: +82-2-3463-6076

Call for Papers: Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs

image: Georgetown logoThe Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs is a new initiative launched by the Asian Studies Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The Journal is now accepting research articles for its inaugural issue, which is scheduled to be printed in fall 2014. The editors invite papers on any topic pertinent to countries in Central, Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia. Submissions from both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. The deadline is August 15, 2014.

Submissions should be e-mailed to as a Microsoft Word document (do not submit in PDF format). All submissions must include an abstract (100-200 words). Authors should include a short bio in the e-mail text, but should avoid any self-identification in the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be 5,000 to 7,000 words in length. Use Times New Roman, 12-point size, and 1-inch/2.5-centimeter margins on all sides. Manuscripts should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Citations should be formatted as footnotes. Also include a full bibliography at the end. Submissions must be original and not under review elsewhere.

All submissions are subject to initial screening by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts that pass an initial screening are sent to faculty and outside reviewers. Articles approved by reviewers are accepted for publication, conditioned on the proper revision of the piece along the lines suggested by the Journal’s Editorial Board.

For further information about the Journal, see Queries may be directed to Daye S. Lee (, Events and Outreach Coordinator, SFS Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University.