• Penn Forum in Korean Studies

    We are pleased to announce that the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies is launching Penn Forum in Korean Studies, a monthly talk series open to the Penn community. The forum will provide a platform for graduate students and junior scholars to deliver a presentation on their research interest and discuss it with their peers. The forum is open to any graduate students and junior scholars with research interest in Korea from all departments to present. Please contact Samantha Koo (samkoo@sas.upenn.edu) to schedule a presentation.

  • 2018-2019 Funding Opportunities Available

    The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies is pleased to offer the following funding opportunities. We are currently soliciting applications for awards in the following categories:

  • Video: Civic Engagement and State Policy for Peace in Northeast Asia: Beyond the San Francisco System

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent international conference, Civic Engagement and State Policy for Peace in Northeast Asia: Beyond the San Francisco System
     

  • Now Accepting 2018–19 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 2018–19 academic year. The postdoctoral program is open to scholars who work in the humanities (including cinema studies, history, and literature), with research focused on modern Korea (since 1864).

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

    Association for Asian Studies (AAS) selected Eugene Y. Park to receive this year’s F. Hilary Conroy Award for organizing his panel “Disability in Early Modern East Asia: Case Studies from China, Japan, and Korea, ca 1500-1870.” The Conroy Award was recently initiated to honor Prof. F. Hilary Conroy, outstanding scholar of Japan, Northeast Asia and Asian American history at the University of Pennsylvania from 1951 to 1990.

  • 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.