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Professor Awarded $1.1 Million for Research in Korea

Posted on | November 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Professor Awarded $1.1 Million for Research in Korea

Bae in the field

Christopher J. Bae, Mānoa assistant professor in the anthropology department and member of the Center for Korean Studies, was awarded a $1.1 million research grant by the Academy of Korean Studies in South Korea. The award, one of only six proposals in the world funded by the Academy’s Korean Studies Promotion Service division, will be used to conduct paleoanthropological research in Korea from 2011–15.

Bae’s project titled “The Earliest Peopling of the Korean Peninsula: Current Multidisciplinary Perspectives” will develop an active long-term research program in Korea to facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of eastern Asian human evolution during prehistory. “In particular, this project will integrate datasets from different social and natural science fields to reconstruct a synthetic view of human evolution in the region,” says Bae.

The research project is multidisciplinary in nature, and involves close collaboration with scientists from various institutions in Korea, England and the U.S. The proposal was strongly supported by the Mānoa’s Department of Anthropology, College of Social Sciences and the Center for Korean Studies.

Read the news release.