Connecting Korea with Hawaiʻi at Hawai’i Pacific University

photo: three picture bridesHawaii 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