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by Ae Kyeong Oh

May 1-7, 2003

Center for Korean Studies
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Opening Receptions : 5 p.m., May 1
Workshop: 4 p.m., May 2

Sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies,
The Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the
United States, and The Korean American Women's Club





The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai`i―Mānoa Presents

Democracy, leadership and political culture in Korea: The analysis of the twin forces of globalization and indigenization

Uichol Kim
Professor, Psychology
Chung-Ang University, Korea

Thursday, May 1, 2003
4:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Building
1881 East-West Road

Free and open to the public.

This presentation reviews the political culture of Korea in the changing national and global context, focusing specifically on democracy, leadership and political culture. In the first part of the presentation, the results of a national study conducted to assess respondents’ conception of political participation, political efficacy, trust, leadership, and social relations will be presented. Second, the present Korean results will be compared to a similar study conducted in Japan, China, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Third, the results of a study that has examined the psychological, social, and cultural basis of anti-American sentiments in South Korea will be presented. These studies reveal that although the ideals of democracy are similar to Western concepts, the ways of implementing these ideals can be linked to Korean culture and tradition.

Professor Kim taught at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa and the University of Tokyo before returning to Korea in 1995. He has specialized in the area of indigenous and cultural psychology and conducted research in the area of family and parent-child relationship, education attainment and school violence, organizational culture and change, democracy and political culture, and negotiation and conflict resolution.

For further information, including access for the handicapped, call 956-7041.

April 2003



Spring 2003 Colloquium

"Changing Korean Perceptions of the Post-Cold War Era and the U.S.-South
Korea Alliance"

 Dr. Kim Choong Nam
Coordinator, POSCO Fellowships Program
East-West Center

Thursday, April 24, 2003
4:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Building
1881 East-West Road


US-ROK relations have now hit their lowest level since 1954 when the two nations signed a mutual defense treaty. Dr. Kim will present the results of recent South Korean polls on Koreans' attitudes toward their neighbors and other major security-related issues that reflect the profound changes taking place in South Korea since the end of the Cold War. These polls indicate significant attitudinal changes of South Koreans that have important implications for future US-ROK relations. He will explain the possible sources of anti-American sentiment in South Korea such as generational shift, the end of the Cold War, and the poorly coordinated policy toward North Korea crafted by the U.S. and South Korea. Dr. Kim will also present his ideas on how to maintain and manage the US-ROK alliance while dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Dr. Kim earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota in 1978. He is currently writing a book on Korean presidential leadership under a tentative title, Leadership for Nation Building: Korean Presidency from Syngman Rhee to Kim Dae Jung.

For further information, including access for the handicapped, call



East Asia Council Presents: Career Seminar

Interpretation & Translation

Dr. David Ashworth
Associate Professor of Japanese, Dept. of East Asian Language and
Literatures (EALL)
Director, Center for Interpretation & Translation Studies (CITS)

Ms. Se Rah Lee
President, Se Rah Lee Translation (Korean language)

Ms. Yumiko Tateyama
Instructor of Japanese, EALL

Dr. Susanne Zeng
Instructor of Chinese, EALL, CITS

faculty members and professional interpreters/translators will discuss the field of interpretation and translation, jobs available in and outside Hawaii, languages needed, pay, training required, personal work experiences, and the market palce (intelligence field, academic, business, etc).

DATE: Friday, April 4, 2003

Time: 3 PM

Place: Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

The East Asia Council is formed by the Directors of the Centers for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies. For more information and disability access assistance, please call CJS at 956-2665.

March 2003



The Center for Korean Studies Seminar

Briefing on the Korean Peninsula

A panel of four scholars and community resource people will provide an analysis of what
is happening on the Korean peninsula. Topics to be included are the recent election and inauguration of President Roh Muhyun, the nuclear issue in North Korea, the relations between the US and North Korea, and other issues identified by the audience.Students
and the public are most  welcome to participate, raise questions, and seek understanding. The panel will be moderated by Edward Shultz, Director of the Center for Korean Studies


Prof. Yong-ho Ch'oe, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Hawaii

Prof. Alexander Vovin, Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawai'i

Dr. Barry Gills, Director, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawai'i

Ms. Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi, Community Liaison

cosponsored by the Globalization Research Center

Center for Korean Studies
4 P.M. March 5, 2003

February 2003



Dance Korea!

Performance by students from UHM
and the Korea National University of the Arts

February 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8pm; February 16 & 23 at 2pm
Tickets on sale February 3

This unique collaboration between dance students
from Hawaii'i and Korea celebrates the 100th anniversary
of Korean immigration to our islands.

The concert includes performances by UH students
choreographed by Jeong Ho Nam, a pre-eminent
choreographer form Korea. Hawaii'i audiences and students
will experience some of the cutting-edge work that is going on in
Korea's contemporary dance scene as well as
the work of a local Korean dance instructor.

Partial funding provided by the UH center for Korean Studies
and the Asian Cultural Council of New York.

Advance Ticket Super Sale

$12 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$ 8 Non-HUM Students, Youth
$ 3 UHM Students w/validated Photo ID

January 2003




The Center for Korean Studies cordially invites you to a ceremony and reception marking the opening of the


 Wednesday, January 29, 2003
4:30 p.m.

The Center for Korean Studies

        Kim Ch’ôn-hûng’s contributions to the perpetuation of traditional Korean dance and music are as extensive as his life is long.  At a time when most young boys were playing tennis and hiking in the mountains, Kim was playing tennis and hiking, but also learning to play some of the complex musical instruments used in elaborate banquets of the royal court.  While just a teenager, he was summoned to learn dances so that he could participate in a special court event.  These early days set a pattern that would continue for a lifetime.


Despite political upheavals and economic hardships, Kim remained deeply committed to the performing arts of Korea.  He sought out master teachers, established his own dance studio, performed traditional repertoire, and choreographed some of his own dances based on the styles of those he had learned. His efforts were rewarded on numerous occasions with prizes and citations by offices of the Korean government, and in 1968 and 1971 he received Korea’s highest recognitions;  he was twice designated a National Living Treasure, first for his expertise in Royal Ancestor Shrine music and dance and then for the important court dance, Ch’ôyongmu. Mr. Kim continues, today, to go to his office at the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts.  He records the music he remembers from his childhood, and creates written records of a past that many, today, have never lived through.

        Mr. Kim’s gift to the Center for Korean Studies continues his commitment to preserving the regal traditions of Korea’s past.  The books, audio and video recordings, and other items will provide a valuable resource to future generations of students and researchers.  It is particularly significant that we acknowledge this gift at a time when Korean immigration is being celebrated throughout the United States.  Some of Mr. Kim’s precious materials have migrated to Hawaii.  We are, indeed, fortunate to receive these materials.  We express our sincerest thanks and warmest aloha to him for this treasure that we now have, and wish him the very best as he approaches his 94th birthday.


Political Scientist from Korea to Explain "Anti-Americanism"

Professor Jae-Bong Lee, a University of Hawai‘i-educated political scientist, will give a public lecture on "Anti-Militarism and Anti-Americanism in South Korea, 1945-2003.

Tuesday, 28 January, 2003
4:00 p.m., Webster hall 113
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

With a master’s from Texas Tech (1990), Jae-Bong Lee is a 1994 Ph.D. alum of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. At the UH, he studied Korean patriotism and anti-Americanism in Korean literature and art. Since 1996, Lee has been teaching introduction to political science, U.S. politics, North Korean politics and peace studies in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Wonkwang University in Chollabuk-Do, central South Korea.

Lee’s research specializes in civil society movements and international relations. In 2002, he completed a sabbatical at the State University of New York-Stony Brook.

The UH Departments of Ethnic Studies and English and the Center for Korean Studies are sponsoring Jae-Bong Lee's Tuesday lecture. This event is free, and the public is invited to participate. Time has been allotted for questions from the audience.

Webster Hall, 2528 McCarthy Mall, is on the Ewa side of the Manoa Campus, just DH of Maile Way and mauka of the Student Services Building.

The #18 University/Ala Moana Bus passes through the Manoa Campus, stopping near Webster Hall. The "A" Express Bus stops on University Avenue near Sinclair Library. The #4 Nuuanu/Punahou and the #6 stop at University and Metcalf. 


Proposal for “Pojagi: A Concert of Korean & Korean-American Performing Artists”

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Korean Immigration to Hawai’I, a concert featuring the work of four internationally recognized Korean and Korean-American music and dance artists will be presented in Jan./Feb. 2003.

Confirmed Venue Dates:
Jan. 25, 2003, 7:30 p.m., UHH Theatre, Hilo, HI
Feb. 1, 2003, 7:30 p.m., Mamiya Theatre, Honolulu, HI
This event is co-sponsored by:
The Center for Korean Studies at UH-Manoa,
The Centennial Committee for Korean Immigration to the United States,
Big Island Korean Club,
Big Island Dance Council,
Hawai'i Community College,
County of Hawai'i,
Aloha Airline


           Pojagi” is the patchwork craft used as table coverings or gift-wrappings in Korea. Many of these pieces exhibits the brilliant colors often associated with Korean cultural aesthetics. This theme has been selected to connote the diaspora of immigration from Korea to Hawai’I resulting in a rich expression influenced by traditional Korean culture, western influence, and Asian-Pacific components. The fascinating resultant personal expressions and the development of unique, but reflecting personal voice, makes for a delightful celebration of the history of Korean immigration and its continuing cultural evolution in diasporic ways.

The Featured Artists:

           The featured artists are Dulsori, a dynamic Korean drumming group from Seoul, Korea whose work highlights traditional techniques in contemporary and traditional compositions. They are one of the most active and prominent organizations that promote and practice arts and cultural activities in Korea.
They have received numerous prestigious awards in Korea, such as the First Place in the Samulnori Competition and the National Traditional Music Festival in 1993.

          Jeong-ho Nam, who will be Artist-In-Residence at the University of Hawai'i Manoa Dance Program during Jan, and Feb. 2003,will also premier a new modern dance solo entitled "Ka Si Ri" which was inspired by a poem of the same name written during the Koryo Dynasty. Ms. Nam was educated at the prestigious Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and studied and performed in France with jean Gaudin Dance Company in Paris. Upon returning to Korea, she started an experimental dance company called “Zoom” in 1988. Zoom Dance Company has been called “the most vitalizing dance group in Korea.” In 1997, she became a Professor at the Korean National Dance Academy.

          Rounding out the rich tapestry of performing artists will be Hilo's own contemporary dance choreographer and performer, Trina Nahm-Mijo, who will premier a piece created for the Centennial Celebration entitled: "Du Maeum, Han Jungshin (Two Minds, One Heart" which explores the poignant social reality of a divided Korea and the hope for reunification. A third-generation Korean-American, she has won awards for her Choreography which has often explored Korean and Korean-American social themes. She recently received a Fullbright-Freeman fellowship to study Thai and Burmese culture.


 Ticket information is available by calling Trina Nahm-Mijo at 974-7551
                                                                                                    or 966-7312


Traditional Korean Tea Ceremony: A Lecture Demonstration
Kim Eui-jong
Chairwoman, Myung Won Cultural Foundation of Seoul

Thursday, January 16, 4:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
$3 charge for on-campus parking.

The Myung Won Cultural Foundation, established in 1967, is a cultural educational institution for traditional Korean tea culture and ceremonies and is a proprietor of Intangible Cultural Asset of Seoul No. 27, the Royal Court Tea Ceremony.


The East-West Center Arts Program and the Music Department, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa present

"Kayagum Music from Korea"

Byungki Hwang, kayagum and Woong-Sik Kim, changgu

Professor Byungki Hwang holds a unique position in both composing for and performing on the kayagum, the traditional 12-string Korean musical instrument related to the Japanese koto and the Chinese ku-cheng.

Woong-Sik Kim is one of Korea’s finest changgu drum soloists/accompanists. Changgu is an hour-glass shaped drum utilized in almost all types of Korean music.

This performance features the impressive folk genres, Kayagum Sanjo and Changgu Nori, followed by three of Hwang’s compositions, “Forest,” “The Silk Road,” and “Spring Snow.”

Sunday, January 12, 2003, 7:00 p.m.

Orvis Auditorium, UHM Music Department
Corner Dole Street and University Avenue
$12 General Admission
$8 Students, senior citizens, military, EWC Friends

Tickets available at the UHM Campus Center Box Office
(M-F 9:00-4:30) and at the door.
Info and Charge-by-Phone: 944-7177

The performers are EWC Visiting Artists, cosponsored by the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, the Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the U.S., and the East-West Center. They performed as soloists with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra January 3 and 5. Prof. Hwang will present a seminar, “Creating Kayagum Music-focusing on The Silk Road” January 13 at 12:30 p.m. in the Music Department, Room 116. Admission is free.

EWC Arts Programs are supported by the Hawai‘i Pacific Rim Society, Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Hawaiian Airlines, the Jackie Chan Foundation, and generous contributions to the EWC Foundation. Primary_Contact: EWC Arts Program


2003 Korea Centennial Conference on

Enhancing the Partnership between Korea and the United States in the 21st Century

Organized by the East West Center and University of Hawai'i, Center for Korean Studies

Honolulu, Hawaii, 6-8 January 2003


Monday, January 6, 2003
East West Center

   9:00 a.m.    Registration (outside of Asia Room)

 Panel 1: The Partnership Between Korea and the United States: A History
Moderator: Edward J. Shultz
 Discussant: Choong Nam Kim

   9:30-10:30 a.m.    Hong Koo Lee: The Korean Perspective
                                James Palais: The U.S. Perspective

 10:00-12:00 a.m.    Coffee Break (Rahman Room)

 11:00-12:00 noon   Discussion

 Panel 2: The Partnership Between Korea and the United States: The Future
Moderator: Lee-Jay Cho
 Discussant: Jin-Hyun Kim and Hagen Koo

 2:00-3:00 p.m.        Jang-Jip Choi: The Korean Perspective
                               Carter Eckert: The U.S. Perspective

 3:00-3:30 p.m.       Coffee Break (Rahman Room)

 3:30-4:30 p.m.       Discussion


Tuesday, January 7, 2003
East West Center

 Panel 3: U.S./Korea Security Relations
Moderator: Charles Morrison
 Discussant: Young Shik Yang

 9:00-10:00 a.m.     In Taek Hyun: A Korean Perspective
                              Victor Cha: A U.S. Perspective

 10:00-10:30 a.m.   Coffee Break (Rahman Room)

 10:30-11:30.a.m.   Discussion


Wednesday, January 8, 2003
East West Center

 Panel 4: The Partnership between Korea and the United  States, the New                 Economy
 Moderator: Chung H. Lee
 Discussant: Hugh Patrick

 9:00-10:00 a.m.    Chang Young Jung: A Korean Perspective
                              Larry Krause: A U.S. Perspective

 10:00-10:30 a.m.   Coffee Break (Rahman Room)

 10:30-11:30.a.m.   Discussion

 Panel 5: The Partnership between Korea and the United  States: A Cultural                 Perspective
Moderator: Yong-ho Choe
 Discussant: John Duncan and Se-il Park

 1:00-2:00 p.m.    Sang Jin Han: A Korean Perspective
                            David McCann: A U.S. Perspective

 2:00-2:30 p.m.    Coffee Break (Rahman Room)

 2:30-3:30 p.m.    Discussion

 Panel 6: General Discussion
Moderator: Lawrence Kraus

 3:30-5:30 p.m.    Open Discussion




December 2002



University of Hawai'i
Community College

A lecture and Demonstration on
Traditional Korean Food

Mrs. Yoon Sook-Ja
Director of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food
Seoul, Korea

When:  Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  Kapi'olani Community College - Ohia 118

Co-sponsored by The Center for Korean Studies at University of Hawai'i at Manoa 

Join Mrs. Yoon and KCC for an exciting look into traditional Korean cuisine.  Mrs. Yoon is a member of many culinary organizations in Korea and served as the culinary advisor for the ’88 Seoul Olympics and ’97 Winter Games.  In addition, Mrs. Yoon is the President of the National Association of Professors of Culinary Departments in Korea as well as the author of several publications including A Study of Eating and Life, Korean Traditional Food: Korean Taste, Korean Preserving and Fermented Food, Korean Seasonal Food and more.

This lecture and demonstration will introduce traditional Korean food through a one-hour lecture followed by a one-hour demonstration with samples.  Participants will receive a number of hand-outs including a recipe for a traditional Korean dish.

For more information, please contact the KCC
Arts & Sciences Office of Continuing Education at 734-9315
or by e-mail at


Universal Values for a Democratic Society
Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series


In celebration of the upcoming centennial of Korean immigration to the United States, this public forum will feature four community leaders of Korean ancestry whose lives have been positively influenced by traditional Korean values. As such, Hawaii'i has benefited greatly from their professional and personal endeavors.


Yong-ho Choe
Professor Emeritus of History
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Patricia Lee Hamamoto
State Department of Education

Donald C. W. Kim
Former Chairman and CEO, R.M. Towill Corporation
Chairperson, 2003 Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States

Ronald T. Y. Moon
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai'i


Richard Dubanoski, Charles F. Hayes
Judith R. Hughes, and Joseph O'Mealy
Deans of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Cordially invite you to

Universal Values for a Democratic Society
Nisei Veterans Endowed Forum Series

Honoring Traditional Korean Values


Yong-ho Choe, Patricia Lee Hamamoto,
Donald C. W. Kim and Ronald T.Y. Moon

and performance of traditional song and dance

Tuesday, December 10, 2002
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i
2454 South Beretania Street


Korean lunch and beverage will be available for $7 at the forum.
Place your lunch order at time of RSVP.
RSVP by December 5, 2002, Colleges of Arts and Science, 944-7771.
$2 parking with validation at the JCCH parking garages.


November 2002



The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa Presents

Andong and Its Culture, Part II

Center for Korean Studies
 University of Hawai'i at Manoa

November 10-14, 2002


The Center for Korean Studies will host the second Honolulu conference on Andong and Its Culture November 10-14, 2002. The conference is part of a joint research project sponsored by The Center for Korean Studies, Andong National University, and the Center for the Advancement of Korean Studies (Hanguk Kukhak Chinhungwon) in Andong. The project, which is looking intensively at Andong and its roots, commenced in 2001, with sessions in both Andong and Honolulu, and resulted in a publication titled Andong Yongu.

This year's conference will include presentations by Prof. Judy Van Zile of the University of Hawaii Department of Theatre and Dance and Prof. Byongwon Lee and Ms. Sunhee Ko of the University of Hawaii Music Department. Prof. Jae Hae Lim of Andong National University, Prof. Oh Sung Kwon of Hanyang University, and Prof. Bo Weol Seo of Andong National University will present on dance, music, and linguistics respectively.

Discussion sessions are planned for Monday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 12. The public is most welcome to attend.

The Center for Korean Studies joined Andong National University in this cooperative research project with the goal of increasing understanding of regional change in Korea. Andong is unique from a number of perspectives. Situated in a remote area of North Kyongsang province, it still maintains a strong traditional identity that can serve as a window into Korea's past. At the same time, the area has experienced immense social and economic change as a result of major construction along its rivers. Andong's attempts to maintain its traditional culture and be a repository of the past provide an avenue to an earlier age, and as the area experiences rapid transformation at the same time, one can perceive a vision of the future. This joint research project is a multidisciplinary study that invites participation from other universities, both in Korea and abroad.

For additional information about the Andong Project, contact Edward J. Shultz (shultz@hawaii.edu), director, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1881 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. Telephone: 808-956-7041. Fax: 808-956-2213.


"Wave After Wave: Domestic Violence in the Korean American Community"
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium,
University of Hawai`i-Manoa
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 4:00 PM

The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai`i will feature a new film about the lives of Korean-American women and children who are survivors of domestic violence.

"Wave After Wave: Domestic Violence in the Korean American Community" (45min.) by Jisu Kim interweaves the stories of three generations of Korean/Korean American women: one who still lives with her husband even after decades of verbal and physical abuse, one who is divorcing a husband who has beaten her children for years, and one who has begun a new life a few years after her marriage to a man who raped and abused her.

"Wave After Wave" has been screened at the Pusan International Film Festival, Chicago Asian American Showcase, Chicago Asian American Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, and the Director's View Film Festival, among others.

Director Jisu Kim has been working as a documentary filmmaker in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai since completing graduate work in Cinema Studies at New York University. She will be in attendance at the special showing.

Free and open to the public. Parking: $3 charge
For further information, including access for the handicapped, call 956-2212


You are invited to the world premiere of

Arirang: The Korean American Journey

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2002 - 12: 30 P.M.

The premiere of Part 1 of Tom Coffman's two-part documentary on the Korean American experience will be presented in conjunction with the centennial of Korean immigration to the United States and the 2002 Hawaii International Film Festival.

A seminar on the making of Arirang: The Korean American Journey will follow the presentation of the documentary. Seminar participants will include Tom Coffman, Edward J. Shultz, Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi, Yong-ho Ch'oe, and E. Park.

For tickets, use the form on page 17 of the 2002 Hawaii International Film Festival program guide.

Download Ticket Order Form Application, pdf-formatted

Sponsored by The Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States and The Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

October 2002



"Institutional Reform in Japan and Korea: Why the Difference?"

Dr. Chung H. Lee
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Hawai'i at Ma-noa

Wednesday, October 30, 2002
4:00 P.M.
Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Why has Japan been unable to carry out structural reform--reform that almost everybody now thinks is needed? The answer commonly offered by many observers of the Japanese political economy is that opposition by powerful interest groups has blocked reforms from taking place. South Korea, in contrast with Japan, undertook a major restructuring of its economy during the years following the 1997-98 economic crisis. The speedy restructuring may have been due to the fact that Korea is not a rich country and that it was experiencing a severe economic crisis rather than economic malaise. Professor Lee argues that there is an additional factor that accounts for the difference: for a country to change its institutions it must have a model of institutions acceptable as superior to the existing institutions. Japan has had no such model whereas Korea has had a definite model to follow.


The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa Presents

"Dancing Upward: Korean Roots/Hawaiian Soil" [A lecture/demonstration]

Friday, October 11, 2002
7:30 P.M.
Center for Korean Studies
University of Hawai`i-Manoa


Originally from Hawai'i, Peggy Myo-Young Choy talks story about her Korean ancestors and their lives on Hawaiian soil. She pays tribute to their legacy, focusing on the inspiration they provided for her own dance and performance career and for her transforming Korean identity. Choy will perform a traditional Korean dance, S'alpuri, and a dance piece of her own, "Seung Hwa."

Peggy Myo-Young Choy has been on the dance faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1993. Her work re-envisions/re-embodies the politics, history and cultural aesthetics of what it means to be an Asian woman in America. Choy has performed her work from Honolulu to New York. Most recently she was awarded the Danspace Project's Commissioning Initiative with funding from the Jerome Foundation, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts for the premier of her work, "Ki-Ache: Stories From the Belly."

Free and open to the public.
Campus parking: $3 charge
For further information, including access for the handicapped, call


September 2002


Cultural Exchange through Fashion:
The 2002 Joint International Conference and Exhibition

Presented by
The Costume Culture Association of Korea
The Centennial Celebration of Korean Immigration
The Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii


September 26, 2002
2:30-6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Setup – East-West Center Gallery
Poster Presentation Setup - Center for Korean Studies

September 27, 2002
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Hawaiian Historical Costume Exhibit – Miller Hall, University of Hawaii at Manoa

9:00-9:20 a.m.
Viewing of Posters - Center for Korean Studies
Note: Posters will be available for viewing throughout the day

9:30 a.m.
Opening of Korean Costume Exhibit – East-West Center Gallery
Note: Costume exhibit open to the public Friday, 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10:00-10:40 a.m.
Lecture 1: Dr. Linda Arthur - "Hawaiian Attire and Rites of Passage in Hawaii"

10:40-11:40 a.m.
Lecture 2: Dr. Bou-ja Koh – “Korean Traditional Ritual Robes for Wedding”

11:45 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Lunch break and tour to Queen Emma’s Summer Palace

1:30-2:00 p.m.
Oral presentation: Ray Sasaki – “American Marketing Development”

2:00-2:30 p.m.
Oral presentation: Carol Pregil – “Industry Marketing”

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Oral presentation: Paula Rath – “Public Relations and What the Media Needs From You”

3:00-3:45 p.m.
Poster/Oral session

5:30-7:30 p.m
Private reception hosted by Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Central Court and viewing of Asian Galleries

September 28,2002
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Korean Costume Exhibit – East-West Center Gallery


August 2002

Center for Korean Studies Colloquium No. 196

Center for Korean Studies Fall 2002 Colloquium

Falling Between the Cracks:
North Korean Women's Human Rights
in the Politics of Turbulence

Dr. Mikyoung Kim
Country Program Specialist
U.S. embassy, Seoul

Wednesday, August 28, 2002
4:00 p.m.

Glimpses into the lives of North Korean women that have trickled out of the North through occasional visitors, Pyongyang's official propaganda, and NGO workers on the China-North Korea border raise concerns about the way South Koreans perceive them. The women of the North are often portrayed as things, not as human beings, reduced to asexual bodies ridden with starvation and disease, sexual objects exemplified by Kim Jong Il's "pleasure unit," and the archetypical female idolized by nostalgic patriarchal observers. Expressing concern over Pyongyang's human rights abuses has been dangerous in South Korea. The implicit message from all corners of society has been that you have nothing to gain by putting North Korea's human rights situation on the table as a legitimate public agenda item. Academia has kept silent too as a systematic study of the topic has been virtually impossible due to the dearth of reliable data. Under these complex circumstances, Dr. Kim argues that the women of the North have fallen between the cracks of ideological manipulation, academic calculation, and avoidance of political incorrectness.

Dr. Kim earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Georgia. Her upcoming book, From Rural Village to Urban Factory: The South Korean Women Workers' Lived Experiences as Social History, is soon to be published by Cornell University Press.

Center for Korean Studies Colloquium No. 195

Center for Korean Studies Summer 2002 Colloquium

Starting Anew:
The Bush Administration's
"Hawk" Engagement with North Korea

Victor D. Cha
Associate Professor, Department of Government
D.S. Song-Korea foundation Chair, Korean Studies
Georgetown University

Tuesday, August 6, 2002 3:30 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Building
1881 East-West Road

Free and open to the public

Professor Cha holds a joint appointment with the School of Foreign Service core faculty and the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He is a recipient of numerous academic awards including the Fulbright Scholarship (twice) and MacArthur Foundation Fellowships. Professor Cha also spent two years as a John M. Olin National Security fellow at Harvard University and as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). His work on Korea has appeared in Foreign Affairs, International Security, Political Science Quarterly, and Survival. Dr. Cha is the award-winning author of Alignment Despite Antagonism: The US-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (Stanford Univ. Press, 1999) (winner of the 2000 Ohira book prize), and Alignment Despite Antagonism: US-Korea-Japan Security (Stanford Univ. Press, 2000). He is currently a POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center.


JULy 2002


The Halla Huhm
Korean Dance Recital

Saturday, July 13, 2002
7:30 p.m.
Orvis Auditorium

(University of Hawai`i Music Department)

The Hall Huhm Korean Dance Studio will present a recital at Orvis Auditorium (University of Hawai'i Music Department).

The program will feature forty dancers performing in twenty different dances. Two court dances, "Mugo" and "Hyangbal-mu" will be performed. Several drum numbers will be featured as well as two new dances recently added to the studio repertoire. Tickets are $5.00.

For further information, call the Halla Huhm Korean Dance Studio at 949-2888.


May 2002



Special Program

Dancing Backwards
Researching the History of Korean Dance in Hawai`i

Judy Van Zile
Professor of Dance
University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Thursday, May 9, 2002, 7 p.m.
The Center for Korean Studies

The Hawaiian Historical Society Website's Event page

The HAWAIIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY invites its members and friends to a special program, Dancing Backwards: Researching the History of Korean Dance in Hawai`i, presented by Professor Judy Van Zile. The society's annual business meeting will be held before the evening program to present the President's report for 2001-2002 and elect new trustees and a new president for 2002-2003.

Judy Van Zile's slide and videotape presentation will focus on the stages she went through in gathering information about the history of Korean dance in the islands. Ms. Van Zile identifies several key stages in the development of Korean dance in the islands which she discovered after her many conversations with people of Korean ancestry of all ages in the islands, and after spending hours pouring through newspaper articles, archives, and private scrapbooks. Her focus on Korean dance in the islands is contextualized against the role of dance among the many immigrant groups that comprise Hawai`i's population.

Judy Van Zile is Professor of Dance at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. A specialist in movement analysis and Asian dance, her extensive research on Korean dance was published in 2001 by Wesleyan University Press in her book, Perspectives on Korean Dance. She continues to do research on various aspects of Korean dance, and frequently returns to Korea.


April 2002



Shaman Ritual Performance

Ch'ol Muri Gut
a traditional Korean ritual

Keum-Hwa Kim
National Shaman of Korea

Sunday, April 21, 4:00 p.m.
Andrews Outdoor Theatre

Korea's National Shaman, Kim Keum-Hwa, comes to Honolulu with her troupe of 15 master shamans, musicians and assistants to direct the Ch'ol Muri Kut, a traditional Korean ritual for honoring and appeasing the gods and spirits of ancestors. The audience will be invited to participate in the finale of this large-scale ritual.

The Ch'ol Muri Kut brings Korea's famed spirits to life, represented by colorful original folk paintings and décor, vibrant ritual costumes, and props including swords, knives, fans, bells and other tools of the northern-style shamans. An altar abundant with the traditional offerings of food and drink is also displayed and used during the ceremony.

Held at the outset of the lunar year to petition the spirits' blessings for safety and prosperity, the Ch'ol Muri Kut generally consists of 12 parts (but will be presented in a condensed form with 10 scenes in Hawaii). Because the spirits dictate the outcome, Kut are highly improvisational. The shamans, or mudangs, divine the future by reading the signs that appear. Once the situation is assessed, they conduct the appropriate purification ceremonies to rid the participants of unwanted spirits and finally oversee sacrifices to the gods.

Keum-Hwa was initiated into her profession at the age of 17 by her grandmother. She became known in her hometown for her powerful spiritual connection and renowned artistic talents, then rose to national prominence in 1972 when she won the National Folk Art Competition for her performance of General Hae-Ju Kut. This was a major event in Korea; prior to it, shamanism was not considered a respectful profession or a legitimate art form. Keum-Hwa was designated as a living national treasure artist in 1984. In so being honored she is credited for having single-handedly advanced the status of Korean women as professionals and artists.

In this spectacular scene of the Ch'ol Muri Kut, the barefooted mudang dance with and upon a double bladed sword. For the village festival finale, Heung Puri, audience members are invited to the ritual area to dance. It is believed that these participants will be safeguarded from all evil, misfortune and unhappiness in the year to come.

Added Talk

Ch'ol Muri Gut
Essential Elements of the Sacred Prosperity Ritual

Keum-Hwa Kim
National Shaman of Korea

Monday, April 22, 4:00 p.m.
The Center for Korean Studies

Kim Keum-Hwa was initiated into her profession at the age of 17 by her grandmother. She became known in her hometown for her powerful spiritual connection and renowned artistic talent, then rose to national prominence in 1972 when she won the National Folk Art Competition for her performance of General Hae-Ju Kut. This was a major event in Korea; prior to it, shamanism was not considered a respectful profession or a legitimate art form. Kim was designated as a living national treasure in 1984. In so being honored she is credited for having single-handedly advanced the status of Korean women as professionals and artists. Shaman Kim will speak about the essential elements of the kut and the meaning of being a shaman. This talk will put in perspective the kut held on Sunday, April 21 at Andrews Outdoor Theatre on the UHM campus.



April 1-19, 2002
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m., Monday-Friday
12:00-4:00p.m., Sunday

Miller Hall Costume Gallery (Rm 112)


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers an exhibit of robes from East Asia with a focus on surface design using floral motifs rendered in varied techniques including the use of gold thread, gold leaf, or gold paint. You can see this exhibit from April 1-19 in Miller Hall Costume Gallery (Room 112), between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and noon-4:00 p.m., Sunday.

This exhibit is a collaborative effort of two classes, APDM416 (Cultures and Costumes of East Asia) and APDM491 (Costume Exhibition and Museum Management). For information contact Linda Arthur at 956-2234.

CKS Colloquium

Legal Exchanges in Traditional East Asia:
Ming-Ching China, Yi Korea and Tokugawa Japan

Dr. Chongko Choi
Professor of Law
Seoul National University

Monday, April 15, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies


Due to minimal interest in legal history even among lawyers, and because of the imposition of Western legal systems, East Asian legal history has been somewhat overshadowed by studies in other areas of law. Unfortunately, many people believe that East Asians live and work in an environment framed by Western law, especially by European-Germanic law. With a growing understanding in the West of the magnificence and importance of East Asian civilizations on the world stage, legal comparativists are beginning to recognize the concept of an independent "East Asian legal family (system)." To satisfy such an intellectual need, East Asian legal scholars are assuming their responsibility in providing an understanding of the foundations of East Asian law. This presentation aims to reevaluate the East Asian legal tradition from this perspective by bringing to light "East Asian Common Law (Jus Commune)" through analysis of Ming-Ching Chinese, Yi Korean and Tokugawa Japanese legal histories.

Seminar on Politics and Security

The Future of
American Alliances in Asia:
The Importance of Enemies of Ideas?

Victor D. Cha
Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies
Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
POSCO Visiting Fellow
East West Center

Friday, April 12, 2002
10:30 AM -11:30 AM

John A. Burns Hall
Rm. 3012, 3rd floor


What distinguishes the post-Cold War evolution of U.S. alliances in the Asian theater is the extent to which security continues to be informed by the Cold War. Changes have occurred, but by most measures, the end of the Soviet threat led to changes and transformations in American alliances in Europe that have not been visible in Asia. Continuing threats in the region, most immediately from North Korea, and uncertainties regarding China's role and intentions have effectively postponed the urgency of wider analyses of alliance resiliency. What happens to these alliances when immediate threats no longer drive their cohesion? How resilient will they be? What future forms will they take? And if these alliances do not survive, will they break up amiably?

Currently a POSCO Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center, Victor D. Cha is Associate Professor of Government in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He has taught at Georgetown since 1995. He is a former John Olin Fellow (Harvard), CISAC Fellow (Stanford) and Senior Fulbright Scholar. In 1998-1999, Professor Cha was the Edward Teller National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His recent publications include Summer 2002 articles in International Security, Political Science Quarterly, and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of Alignment Despite Antagonism: The U.S.-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (Stanford University Press, 1999), winner of the 2000 Ohira Memorial Book Prize.

Seminar in Politics and Security Studies

Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Coping with Uncertainty

Wade Huntley
Research Fellow Institute of East Asian Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Friday, April 12, 2002
12:00-1:15 pm

John A. Burns Hall Room 3118, 3rd floor


This presentation focuses on the problem of making intelligent judgments regarding DPRK decision-making processes and potential future decisions, given significant shortcomings of information concerning DPRK regime dynamics, and the uncertain reliability of the information we do have in hand. The presentation first presents profiles of DPRK regime dynamics. Profiles entail constructing differential relationships among factors that function as important influences on DPRK actions. The presentation discusses some of those factors, describes the purpose of developing profiles, and outline specific profiles of the DPRK regime to express these factors. The presentation then applies that framework to two questions:

  1. What are the prospects that the DPRK will dismantle its nuclear weapons program and fulfill its NPT and Agreed Framework obligations?
  2. Under what conditions would the DPRK give up development of medium and long-range ballistic missiles?

The presentation concludes that utilizing approaches such as this offers a firmer basis for anticipating future surprises in DPRK behavior, as well as pinpointing information needs most vital to reducing future uncertainty.

Wade Huntley's areas of expertise include international security, nuclear nonproliferation and arms control, political relations in the Asia-Pacific region, and political theory. His most recent publications have focused on nuclear weapons and missile defense issues in East and South Asia. He has been visiting associate professor at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, and was most recently Director of the Peace and Security Program at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development. From July 1996 to January 2002, he was the Program Director for Asia-Pacific Security at the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development.


March 2002

CKS Colloquium

'Will You Be My Girlfriend?':
Contested Definitions of Romance in Korean College Culture

Dr. Elise Mellinger
Lecturer, Anthropology
Hawai'i Pacific University
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Wednesday, March 13
12:00-2:00 P.M.
Center for Korean Studies
1881 East-West Road
Campus parking charge: $3

Romance in Korean college student culture is about more than just having fun. It is about constructing personal and collective identities and learning about the gendered matrix of knowledge and power embedded in the hierarchical, male-dominated social structure. Understanding, manipulating, and responding to the process of choosing and being chosen in interacting with the opposite sex is one way Korean college women prepare for becoming part of an elite workforce in which they still confront ideological and structural career obstacles.

February 2002




Labor's Place in South Korean
Economic Development, 1961-1979

Dr. Hwasook Nam

Tuesday, February 12, 2002
History Department Library
Sakamaki Hall A-201

This talk is part of the interview process for the open position of Korean historian in the UHM Department of History. Questions may be directed to 956-2667


January 2002




Colonial Korea Revisited: Wartime Industrialization and Social Changes in the 1930s

Dr. Soon-won Park
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002
3:00-4:30 p.m.
History Library
Sakamaki A-201

Questions may be directed to 956-2667

Sociology Colloquium

Trust and Social Capital in Korea

Prof. Jaeyeo Yee
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Saunders (Social Science) Hall Rm 244

Professor Yee is associate professor of Sociology at Seoul National University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University and will be a visiting professor at the University of Washington this year. His talk addresses the role of social capital in the context of the recent economic restructuring in South Korea.

The International Conference

Korea and the United States
in the 21st Century:
Society, Education/Culture,
Economy and Politics

January 24 - 26, 2002
The East-West Center
University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Click here for Program

Korea Fullbright Alumni Association
The East-West Center Alumni Association of Korea
The East-West Center, U.S.A.
The Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai`i at Manoa


The Politics of Gender
in Colonial Korea:
Education, Health
and Work (1910-1945)

Theodore Yoo
Thursday, January 24
3:00 p.m.
Center for Korean Studies Auditorium


Peace and Security on
the Korean Peninsula

Sung Chul Yang
Ambassador of South Korea to the United States
January 16, 2002

Sung Chul Yang, ambassador of South Korea to the United States,will speak at a luncheon open to the public on Wednesday, January 16 at the East-West Center. His topic will be "."

The luncheon will be at 12 Noon in the EWC's Hawaii Imin International Center at Jefferson Hall. Sponsors, in addition to the EWC, are the friends of the East-West Center, the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, and the University of Hawaii Center for Korean Studies. For more information and reservations, call 944-7111.

Ambassador Yang is a political scientist and author with a long career in academia and politics. He has served as a member of Korean National Assembly and president of the Unification and Policy Forum. He was a professor at Eastern Kentucky University in 1970-75 and dean of academic affairs at the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee University in Seoul in 1987-94. He is the author of several books on Korean issues, including The North and South Korea Political Systems.


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