Hawaii Pacific University will celebrate the 111th anniversary of the beginning of Korean immigration to Hawaiʻi through two talks presented under the auspices of the Distinguished Speaker Program of the Northeast Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies. The speaker will be Wayne Patterson, professor of history at St. Norbert College. His talks are presented by the HPU Department of History.
Patterson’s first talk, “Korean Picture Brides in Hawaiʻi,” will take place Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:45–12:45, in the Model Progress Building, Room MP 318, 1188 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu.
The second talk, “The Making of the Korean Community in Hawaiʻi: 1900–1924,” will be offered at the same time and place on the following day, Tuesday, March 18.
Patterson is the author of The Korean Frontier in America: Immigration to Hawaii, 1896–1910 (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 1988) and The Ilse: First-generation Korean Immigrants in Hawaiʻi, 1903–1973 (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2000) and co-author (with Roberta Chang) of The Koreans in Hawaiʻi: A Pictorial History, 1903–2003 (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2003).
For further information, contact Professor Marc Jason Gilbert, NEH Chair in World History, Hawai’i Pacific University, at (808) 544‑1169 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.