The Center for Korean Studies Core University Conference April 4–6, 2018, will highlight achievements stemming from three years’ work supported by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Education and Academy of Korean Studies Core University Program for Korean Studies.
In 2015, the Center for Korean Studies received Core University funding from the Academy of Korean Studies, with a focus on the issues of “Diversity, Identity, and Universality in Global Korea.” With this support, the Center’s Core University project team, consisting of thirteen participating researchers, has initiated multiple research projects on these three topics:
- Internal transformation in Korea: Growing inequality and linguistic diversity;
- The two Koreas: Confronting diversities and challenges; and
- Beyond Korea: Seeking Korea’s place in the Asia Pacific and in the world.
Concluding the first three years of the Core University project’s research initiatives, the Center will hold a conference to highlight its accomplishments and to confirm its continuing growth, through which future generations of Korean studies scholars will be produced and nurtured.
The conference will begin with a brief opening session at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. Two full days of topical presentations and discussions will follow on Thursday and Friday. Conference sessions include:
- Convergence of Koreas, Part 1. State Capitalism Theory, Production of Spectacle, and Fashion as a Converging Marker
- Convergence of Korea, Part 2. Refugee Citizenship, Empty Capital, and How to Criticize the State in North Korea
- Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- Populations in the Two Koreas
- Linguistic Diversity
- The Identity of Korean Immigrants
- East Asian Community
Speakers at the conference include both University of Hawai’i faculty members and scholars from the U.S. mainland, Korea, and Europe. Follow this link to see the complete conference program, including times, speakers, and topics.
This conference is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005).
For further information, including information regarding access for the handicapped, telephone the Center at (808) 956‑7041.