CKS Anthropologist Christopher Bae Featured in KBS Documentary

Image: Chris Bae in KBS documentaryCen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies fac­ul­ty mem­ber Christo­pher J. Bae of the UH Mānoa Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­o­gy appears promi­nent­ly in a new Kore­an Broad­cast­ing Sys­tem doc­u­men­tary that aired in Korea Sep­tem­ber 11 and 12.

The doc­u­men­tary, titled The Kore­an Eve, deals with the seven-thousand-year archae­o­log­i­cal his­to­ry of the Kore­an penin­su­la. Bae and his stu­dents, filmed in Hawai’i, are fea­tured in the first ten min­utes of the sec­ond episode of the doc­u­men­tary. Both episodes can be viewed on on the KBS Korea On Demand Web site at the links below:

image: Chris Bae and studentsBae is near­ing the last year of a five-year inter­na­tion­al mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary project titled “The Ear­li­est Peo­pling of the Kore­an Penin­su­la: Cur­rent Mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary Per­spec­tives.” The project, fund­ed by a $1.1 mil­lion grant from the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies, aims to devel­op an active long-term research pro­gram to bring about a more com­pre­hen­sive under­stand­ing of East Asian human evo­lu­tion dur­ing pre­his­to­ry.

Hawaii and our cam­pus also appeared in the first 10 min­utes of FIRST link of the web­site and I can see Joohyun, Chris Bae’s wife, appeared in the first link of the web­site. I am very glad to see our fac­ul­ty and their fam­i­ly play the major role in this very excit­ing doc­u­men­tary. Anoth­er exam­ple of excel­lence of our CKS fac­ul­ty!

I found that the con­tent of the doc­u­men­tary is so interesting–where are we (and Asians in gen­er­al) from. Enjoy the film and have a nice week­end.