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.