[KS] The 89th Yonsei-KF Korean Studies Forum (Hyuk-Rae Kim, Yonsei University)

김혁래 hyukrae at yonsei.ac.kr
Tue Mar 31 03:59:44 EDT 2009

The 89th Yonsei-Korea Foundation Korean Studies Forum

Paper Title: The Structure and Dynamics of Confucian Ethics in 21st Century Korea
Presenter: Dr. Hyojoung Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Director, Center for Korean American and Korean Studies, California State University, Los Angeles

When: TUESDAY / 7 PM / APRIL 7
Where: Room 702, New Millennium Hall

The abstract of his paper and a brief bio, as well as a list of presenters for Spring 2009, can be found at the end of this email. Please note the new changes in the schedule. 

I hope you will come to enjoy the presentation and discussion. Please contact Kimberely Hall at 010-4800-4895, or kimhall at yonsei.ac.kr  for further inquiries.


Hyuk-Rae Kim
Professor of Korean Studies
GSIS, Yonsei University

HYOJOUNG KIM, Ph.D.,  is Assistant Professor of Sociology andDirector of the Center for Korean American and Korean Studies at California State University - Los Angeles . He received his B.A. in Political Science at Yonsei University , M.A. in sociology at the University of Connecticut , Storrs, and Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill . His main research areas are in social change, political sociology, and race and ethnic studies with special emphasis in Korean and Korean American studies. His research has been published in various internationally acclaimed academic journals, including American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and European Sociological Review. He is the first place co-winner of the 2004 Best Article Competition Award by the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association. He edited Korean American Identities: A Look Forward (2005) and Korean American Economy and Community in the 21st Century (2009).

ABSTRACT   Over the past decades, an increasing number of scholars engaged in a heated debate on the historical roles that Confucianism played in modernization projects of and the opportunities and constraints that it poses for social engineering of modern institutions such as capitalist market economy and political democracy. Yet, much of the debate occurred so often in an uncompromising ideological tone, without systematic empirical studies that can shed illuminating light on the empirical status of Confucian values and ethics in contemporary . To fill in the gap, the researcher conducted, in collaboration with Chanung Park , a survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,000 Korean adults in December 2008. The findings of the survey show the variable persistence and complexity of Confucian ethics in 21st century .

Note: The presentation schedule for Spring 2009 is as follows*:

April 28, 90th Forum: "The Domestication of South Korean Early Study Abroad (ESA) in the first Decade of the Millennium", Professor Nancy Abelmann, Korea Foundation Research Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 19, 91st Forum: "The Second An Chungk^un of Korea and the Politics of Making a National Hero", Jane Kim, Korea Foundation Research Fellow, PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles

June 2, 92nd Forum: " On Kang Kyong-ae and Her Act of Writing", Miryong Shim, Korea Foundation Research Fellow, PhD Candidate, Columbia University

*Please note the new changes to the schedule.

Hyuk-Rae Kim, Ph.D. in Sociology
Professor, Korean Studies Program
Graduate School of International Studies
Yonsei University
Seoul, 120-749 KOREA
Office    Tel: +82-2-2123-4705  Fax: +82-2-2123-8653
Mobile: 010-4710-4705
E-mail : hyukrae at yonsei.ac.kr
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