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April 2014

Censors in Modern Korea and Their Colonial Making

Thursday April 17, 2014
Thomson Hall 317

Kyeong-Hee Choi, University of Chicago

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)


Kyeong-Hee Choi
Censors in Modern Korea and Their Colonial Making


Thomson Hall 317
Thursday, April 17 @ 3:30PM





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May 2014

Sing Modern Choson: "Jazz Song" in the 1930s

Tuesday May 6, 2014
Allen Auditorium, Allen Library

Eujeong Zhang

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)


Eujeong Zhang
Sing Modern Chosǒn: Korean "Jazz Song" in the 1930s


Allen Auditorium, Allen Library
Tuesday, May 6 @ 3:30PM




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Andrew L. Markus Memorial Lecture - Transplanting Buddhism on the Korean Peninsula

Tuesday May 13, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Walker-Ames Room (Kane 225)

Robert Buswell, Professor of Buddhist Studies at UCLA

Asian Languages & Literature


Robert E. Buswell Jr., Distinguished Professor of Buddhist Studies in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, is the Irving and Jean Stone Chair in Humanities at UCLA, and the founding director of the university’s Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Korean Studies. From 2009-2011, he served concurrently as founding director of the Dongguk Institute for Buddhist Studies Research (Pulgyo Haksurwon) at Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea. Buswell has published fifteen books and some forty articles on various aspects of the Chinese, Korean, and Indian traditions of Buddhism, as well as on Korean religions more broadly.

This lectureship was established in memory of Andrew L. Markus, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Washington from 1986-1995. Established through the generosity of family and friends, this annual lecture honors Professor Markus's contribution to the study of Asian languages and literatures.

The lecture series brings to the University of Washington distinguished scholars in the field of Asian Languages and Literature. The annual lecture is considered the premiere public event sponsored by the department and is the highest honor that the department can bestow on a scholar in the field.

The Markus lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available.


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After Assimilating Seoul: Ch’anggyong Garden and the Post-Colonial Remaking of Seoul’s Public Spaces

Friday May 16, 2014
Thomson Hall 317

Todd Henry, UC San Diego

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)


Todd A. Henry
After Assimilating Seoul: Ch’anggyŏng Garden and the Post-Colonial Remaking of Seoul's Public Spaces


Thomson Hall 317
Friday, May 16 @ 3:30PM





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2014 K-12 Teachers' Conference in Korean Studies

Saturday May 17, 2014
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Thomson Hall, Room 101

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)




The Center for Korea Studies invites K-12 Washington State teachers and their colleagues to a special one-day workshop event at the University of Washington. Six clock hours available!

Time: Saturday, May 17, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: University of Washington at Seattle, Thomson Hall, Room 101

Registration: To register for the event, you must complete the registration form following the link below and send your payment of $20 to the Center for Korea Studies by May 12th (postmark deadline). If you choose to pay on the day of the event, the registration fee is $30.

Payment may be mailed by check (made out to 'University of Washington') to:

Center for Korea Studies
University of Washington
Campus Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195



Click Here to Register Online


Why Attend?

  • Door prizes! Outstanding and carefully selected books for you and your students
  • Outstanding free reference books that will allow for inclusion of resources on Asia
  • Free teaching materials! K-12 standards-based lessons, PowerPoint lectures, and art projects
  • Delicious Korean lunch!
  • Six clock hours!


Lecture Lineup: TBA


For reference, here are the presenters from last year's event


“North Korea, Succession and Beyond”

University of Washington Center for Korea Studies Director, Clark W. Sorensen will discuss recent events and social changes in North Korea, and their possible implications for regional stability in the future.

"Education and the Arts: Korean Literature, Film, and Sijo"

Mark Peterson, Associate Professor and Department of Asian & Near Eastern Language, Brigham Young University

“ 'Kor'iculum- Korea as Part of What We Teach”

Kevin Richins, President of the Washington State Council for the Social Studies (WSCSS), teaches AP World History, Asian History, World Geography, and Economics in Lynden High School in Lynden Washington. He will introduce several fully developed lessons that can be used to illustrate broader concepts in world history and geography.



For questions or additional information, please contact the UW Center for Korea Studies at uwcks@uw.edu or 206-543-4873.




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East Asian Security Challenges and Japan's New Strategy under Abe

Wednesday May 28, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Kane Hall 210

Shinichi Kitaoka, National Graduate Institure for Policy Studies

Sponsored by the UW Japan Studies Program and made possible by the Mitsubishi Corporation

For information on details and registration for this event please contact japan@uw.edu

Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series 2013-14

   Shinichi Kitaoka is a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Executive Director of Research for the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS). He is a leading scholar in modern Japanese political and diplomatic history and has published on topics such as security issues, foreign policy, domestic politics, constitutional revision, and the United Nations. He earned degrees from the University of Tokyo (BA 1971, MA 1973, and Ph.D. 1976) and was a visiting fellow at Princeton University (1981-83). Dr. Kitaoka’s activities as a public intellectual include the participation in bilateral talks with the U.S., China (Japan-China 21st Century Friendship Committee), Korea (Japan-Korea Joint Study of History), Germany, India, and Singapore. Currently he is the Chairman of the Japanese scholars in Japan-China Joint Study of History that was established by President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2006.

Free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. To register for this event contact JAPAN@UW.EDU


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