• Omnia Magazine: Engaging with Asia

    Article featuring news about the James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies, with commentary by Kim Center Director Hyunjoon Park.  Check out the section, The Korean Wave.

    Read the full article in OMNIA

  • Call for Submissions: International Conference on Sociology of Korea (I-CSK)

    The James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is pleased to host the International Conference on Sociology of Korea (I-CSK), October 7 – 8, 2022 on the Penn campus. The inaugural conference will provide a venue for scholars across the globe to come together to share their on-going projects on Korea/Koreans and Korean diaspora and develop academic networks.

  • Welcoming the Kim Center's 2022-23 Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellows

    The Kim Center for Korean Studies welcomes two new Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2022-2023 academic year: Vanessa Baker and Wenjiao Cai. 

  • Ji Hye Kim (2021-22 Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellow)

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ji Hye Kim (2021-2022 Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellow) has started her new position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Sogang University, South Korea, beginning in March 2022.

  • Announcing: The James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies

    We are very excited about this new stage of development for Korean Studies at Penn thanks to a generous gift from James Joo-Jin Kim and Agnes Kim, and the James and Agnes Kim Family Foundation. 

    "The University of Pennsylvania today announced a $25 million gift from James Joo-Jin Kim and Agnes Kim, and the James and Agnes Kim Family Foundation, supporting a range of initiatives at Penn. The largest portion of the multifaceted commitment will create the James Joo-Jin Kim Center for Korean Studies in the School of Arts & Sciences."

  • Now Accepting 2022–23 Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

    The James Joo-Jin Kim Program at the University of Pennsylvania announces a Moon Family Postdoctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies for the 2022–23 academic year. The postdoctoral fellowship is open to scholars whose research and teaching focus on Korea in the humanities (art, cinema, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater, and the like).

  • Korean Studies Spring 2022 Colloquium Series

    The Kim program is pleased to announce the following talks for our Spring 2022 Colloquium series.  All talks will take place at 12:00pm EST in the Wolf Humanities Conference Room, Williams Hall 623 (location subject to change).  

  • Publication Announcement

    Sangsoo Lee and Hyunjoon Park have published, "Trends and educational variation in the association between spouses' marital histories in South Korea, 1993-2017," with Demographic Research. Sangsoo Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Kim Program Graduate Fellow. Hyunjoon Park is Korea Foundation Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies.

  • Call for Papers: 2nd Korean Studies Young Scholars (KSYS) Graduate Student Conference: Endeavors of Decentralization in Korea

    The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) invites graduate students to join us at the 2nd KSYS Graduate Student Conference, which will take place on March 11–12 (half-day), 2022 at Penn as an international and multi-disciplinary conference.

  • Guidelines for Attending and Participating in the Kim Program Korean Studies Colloquium

    The Kim Program in Korean Studies adheres to the policies implemented by the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the University regarding protections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest announcement from the University visit https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/announcement/message-campus-community-star...

    Specific guidelines for the colloquium:

    1. Vaccination requirements: