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.
Todd A. Henry
Assistant Professor of History and specialist of modern Korea with a focus on the period of Japanese rule (1910-45).
Dr. Han Sang Kim (AKS Post-Doctoral Lecturer/Fellow in Transnational Korean Studies, UCSD) My Car Modernity: What the U.S. Army brought to South Korean cinematic imagination about modernization (4:30-6pm, Humanities and Social Sciences Room 4025)
Professor Jesook Song (Anthropology, University of Toronto) Living on Your Own: Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea (5-6:30pm, Humanities and Social Sciences Room 4025)
"Remembering Queer Korea: An International Symposium and Film Festival" (Hosted by Project Director, Todd A. Henry)