Prepare for North Korea to endure, not collapse

North Korea has always been a maverick Marxist-Leninist regime, following a distinctly nationalist path. Having survived both the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and the collapse of the USSR, don't expect it to collapse any time soon, said Charles Armstrong, professor of history at Columbia University.


Call for Papers: UCLA 2014 Im Conference of Korean Christianity

The UCLA Center for Korean Christianity is pleased to announce that the 2014 Im Conference of Korean Christianity will be held at the Center on Friday October 24, 2014 . The conference aims to give professors and scholars in all Korea-related and world-Christianity fields an opportunity to present their researches on Korean Christianity, especially on the topics related to “Colonialism, Modernity, and Christianity, 1910-1945.”

2014 Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students Enrolled in Graduate Programs

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korean language for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as creating mutual relationships among the participating countries.

Professor Sung-Deuk Oak's "The Making of Korean Christianity: Protestant Encounters with Korean Religions, 1876-1915" Awarded Book of the Year

Professor Sung-Deuk Oak's recent monograph, "The Making of Korean Christianity," was awarded "Book of the Year" by Books and Culture: A Christian Review in December 2013. The magazine is a most widely-read Christian book review journal. Dr. Oak's book was published last September as the first volume of the Studies in World Christianity Series of the Nagel Institute of Calvin College and Baylor University Press.

The UCLA Im Doctoral Student Fellowship

Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Doctoral Student Fellowship

East meets west in a portrait: A conversation with Korean art scholar Burglind Jungmann

UCLA Professor Burglind Jungmann, a member of the core faculty of the Center for Korean Studies, speaks about her work and Rubens's drawing, "Man in Korean Costume," on exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

The Complicated Lives of Gay Men in South Korea

According to anthropologist John Cho, single gay men in South Korea retreated from gay life in the wake of the 1997 Asian banking crisis and began to concentrate on making money, while married gay men became much more active in the gay community.

Symposium brings together experts to discuss human rights

Abuses against children, political prisoners and families among the topics addressed

UCLA scholars bring Korean Buddhist works to English-speaking world

The field of Korean Buddhism, which has a nearly 1,700-year history, has opened up to Western scholars and students with the release of the first comprehensive collection of Korean Buddhist works to be published in any European language. 

Korean Studies e-school offers learning opportunities for students in Latin America

Professor John Duncan leads innovative program to enhance Korean Studies teaching and learning south of the border.

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