Korean Studies Symposium

On April 30, Asian American Studies co-sponsored, with the Center for Korean Studies, an all-day symposium on Korean American and Korean Diaspora Studies. Symposium organizers were Professors Elaine H. Kim of UC Berkeley and Christine Hong of UC Santa Cruz.

Topics include

  • War
  • Diaspora, and Reunification
  • Labor Migration
  • Diaspora Community Formations
  • Trafficking
  • Sex Work
  • Neo-liberalism
  • Diaspora Cultures.

Discussions were designed to promulgate new ideas for Korean Diaspora Studies and to promote intellectual community among Korean American scholars.

Participants included

  • Grace Cho (CUNY)
  • Yong-ho Ch’oe (University of Hawaii)
  • Jennifer Jihye Chun (UBC)
  • Judy Han (postdoctoral fellow, UBC)
  • Eleana Kim (University of Rochester)
  • Jodi Kim (UC Riverside)
  • Kyu Hyun Kim (UC Davis)
  • Richard S. Kim (UC Davis)
  • Jin Kyong Lee (UC San Diego)
  • Yong Soon Min (UC Irvine)
  • Seungsook Moon (Vassar College)
  • Hye Jung Park (Independent Filmmaker)
  • Hyun Ok Park (York University)
  • Stephen Sohn (Stanford University)
  • Min Hyoung Song (Boston College)
  • Ji-yeon Yuh (Northwestern University).

Also participating were

  • Steve Lee (English)
  • Taeku Lee (Political Science and Law)
  • John Lie (Sociology)
  • Sarah Song (Law and Political Science) of UC Berkeley.

Undergraduate students from the Korean American and Korean Diaspora Studies were also invited.