The “Korean Diaspora Project” at Boston University: Presenting Our Research and Website

Starts:
4:00 pm on Monday, April 8, 2013
Ends:
5:15 pm on Monday, April 8, 2013
Location:
Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), Boston University, 10 Lenox Street
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/cgcm/research/korean-diaspora-project/
Join project director Dana Robert, Director, BU Center for Global Christianity and Mission, and researchers - Hye Jin Lee, Daewon Moon, and Douglas D. Tzan, PhD candidates in BU's School of Theology - for a presentation of the first phase in a multi-year research project of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at Boston University and East Rock Institute on the history of the Korean Diaspora in Boston from 1950 to 1964. In those years, a small but influential number of Korean intellectuals made their home in the Boston area, drawn as students to the region’s numerous colleges and universities, including Boston University. These Korean intellectuals lived through a time of great change both in the United States and Korea, when both countries emerged to new positions in the world and struggled with internal conflicts that reflected their changed geopolitical roles. Event co-sponsored by Center for Global Christianity and Mission, BU Center for the Study of Asia, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literatures (chair in Korean Literature), and Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.