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Program in Transnational Korean Studies

Welcome to the Program in Transnational Korean Studies, the recipient of a five-year (2013-18) $600,000 grant from the Academy of Korean Studies as a Core University Program for Korean Studies (CUPKS). Here at UCSD, we work together to examine the place of the Korean peninsula, its people, society, and culture within local and national as well as regional and global contexts. I encourage you to explore the faculty across campus whose teaching, research, and outreach contribute to this exciting and unique project. If you are on campus, I hope that you will take one of our many classes, attend an event from our popular speaker and performer's series, or visit the growing Korean studies collection at Geisel Library. If you are visiting us from afar, do not hesitate to contact the members of our program or set up an appointment to meet us. And if you are an alumni or friend of UCSD, please join our Facebook page and mailing list to keep up to date on our progress. This is an exciting time to be studying the Korean peninsula and its place in the world, and we are delighted that you are interested in our intellectual community.

Acting Director,
Todd A. Henry

Read about the Program's 2014 Remembering Queer Korea Conference in this KoreAm Journal article!

Acting Director 

Todd A. Henry

Todd Henry

Assistant Professor of History and specialist of modern Korea with a focus on the period of Japanese rule (1910-45).

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

If You Don’t Give Up You Can’t Lose / Gureombi, The Wind is Blowing - Film Screening + Q&A (3pm-5pm, ArtSpace at the Cross-Cultural Center, UCSD)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Paul Chang (Assistant Profressor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University) The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea's Democracy Movement (4:30-6pm, Humanities and Social Sciences Room 4025)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stephen Epstein (Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) Us & Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World (5:00-6:30pm, Warren Lecture Hall Room 2005)

Staff Contact
Courtney Hibbard
Program Coordinator
Phone: 858-534-0491

Office Hours
M-F, 7:30am - 4:00pm
HSS Room 3016

Mailing Address:

UC San Diego 

Korean Studies Program
9500 Gilman Drive # 0104
La Jolla, CA 92093-0104

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