• Now Accepting 2018-2019 Moon Family Postdoc Fellowship Applications

    The James Joo-Jin Kim Program at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2018–2019 academic year. The postdoctoral program is open to scholars from all fields whose research relates to Korea. Preference will be given to those working in the humanities.

  • Eugene Y. Park wins F. Hilary Conroy Award by the Association for Asian Studies

    Please join the Kim Program in congratulating Eugene Y. Park for receiving this year’s F. Hilary Conroy Award.

  • Book Announcement

    We are pleased to announce the publication of Eugene Y. Park’s new edited book Peace in the East: An Chunggun's Vision for Asia in the Age of Japanese Imperialism.  For more information on the book, visit: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498566407/Peace-in-the-East-An-Chunggun's-Vision-for-Asia-in-the-Age-of-Japanese-Imperialism

  • Introducing Our New Associate Director

    The Kim Program is proud to introduce our new Associate Director, Samantha Koo.

  • Matthew Kelemen (C ’17) Wins One of Three Fulbright Awards to Pursue a Master's Degree in Korean Studies

    We are proud to announce that Matthew Kelemen, an active member of the undergraduate Korean Studies community at Penn, has been awarded an extremely competitive Fulbright grant to pursue a graduate degree in Korean Studies from a Korean university. To learn more about this grant, visit the Fulbright website here.

  • Introducing the 2017-18 Undergraduate Fellows

    Join us in congratulating our newly selected Undergraduate Fellows for 2017–2018! We are excited to have these five students join us in fostering an active spirit of undergraduate participation in the Korean studies community at Penn.

  • Nuri Kim Named 2017–18 Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellow

    The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce Nuri Kim as the 2017–18 Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies. Mr. Kim was selected out of a highly competitive pool of applicants, and will join us in residence at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2017–18 academic year.

  • Stephanie Felt (C '17) Wins Competitive Fulbright ETA to South Korea

    We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Felt, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in English, has won a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to South Korea. She will be spending the next year in South Korea, teaching English at either a primary or secondary school. Hear from Stephanie, in her own words, on why she applied for the Fulbright ETA, and join us in congratulating her on this achievement!

  • 2017–2018 Korean Studies Grant Recipients

    Congratulations to the members of the Penn community who have been selected for a 2017–2018 Kim Program in Korean Studies grant.

  • Earn $2,000 as an Undergraduate Fellow!

    Undergraduate students interested in Korean Studies are encouraged to apply for the 2017–2018 Korean Studies Undergraduate Fellowship. The Kim Program in Korean Studies will recruit up to five (5) Undergraduate Fellows, who will be selected on the basis of academic merits and demonstrated interest in Korean Studies.

    Undergraduate Fellows benefits include: