University of Washington East Asia Studies Library

A nucleus Korean language collection was formed during the Second World War years as an outgrowth of the U.S. Army Specialized Training Program for Korean language instruction. Built on that foundation, the collection has since become the third largest among universities in North America running parallel with the very active Korean program at University of Washington, which boasts one of the oldest programs in the States.

Check out the Korea Studies Subject Guide, or email Hyokyoung Yi, our resident Korea Studies Librarian!

Center for Korea Studies Community Email List

Anyone can sign up for the Center for Korea Studies announcement email list via Mailchimp. This is a moderated, announce-only, low-volume list (fewer than 10 messages a week) for disseminating official announcements as well as occasional notices we feel may be of interest to those on the list. Here’s how to sign up:

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Korea Studies Outside the UW

Korea Studies Programs

Columbia University

Freie Universitat Berlin

School of Oriental and African Studies

Stanford University

University of British Columbia

UC Berkeley


University of Chicago

University of Hawaii

University of Pennsylvania

University of Toronto

Institutions and Organizations

The Academy of Korean Studies

American Chamber of Commerce in Korea

 The Association for Asian Studies

Korea Focus

Korea Foundation

The Korea Society

Society of Korean-American Scholars

University of Washington East Asia Center and East Asia Resource Center

The East Asia Center at the University of Washington promotes teaching and learning about China, Japan, and Korea across disciplines, across campus, and in the community. Founded in 1964, it is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and designated as a National Resource Center. The center partners with the East Asia Resource Center, the University of Washington’s center for the teaching of East Asia studies in K-12 schools, and works in cooperation with the China, Japan, and Korea Programs in the Jackson School, as well as with other units on campus concerned with East Asian teaching and research, in particular, the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, and the East Asia Library.