January 13, 2014, marks the 111th anniversary of the beginning of Korean migration to Hawaii. The influx of Koreans to the United States and the other parts of the planet continues to this day. Today, the Korean diaspora amounts to 7.3 million people in 140 countries worldwide — or as many as 10 million if you count the second and third generations.
In observance of this anniversary, the Center for Korean Studies and the Korean-American Club are presenting a seminar focusing on relations between Koreans and Americans. The program will be held in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13.
The program will include presentations by three senior Korean journalists and a local historian of the Korean immigrant experience in Hawaii:
- Insun Kang, Editor, International News Desk, Chosun Ilbo: “Global Korean’: Beyond Border and Blood” (to be delivered in Ms. Kang’s absence by Do Woon Lee)
- Chanho Kang, Political News Editor, Joongang Daily’s Sunday Edition: “The Future of Korea and Expansion of Permissible Multiple Citizenships for Korean Expatriates”
- Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi, historian: “Korean American Footsteps in Hawaii”
- Yong Kirl Han, Chief of Coördination, Segye Times: “James A. Van Fleet: Beyond the Alliance.”
For links to more information about the speakers and synopses of their presentations, follow this link.
Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to the public. A limited number of box lunches will be available free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 12:30 p.m.
For further information, including information about access for the handicapped, telephone the Center at (808) 956‑7041.
This event is made possible in part by a contribution from Dongbu Insurance Company.