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The Centre for the Study of Korea was established in the fall of 2006 with the goal of promoting critical approaches to the research of Korea. As the central hub for Korean Studies at the University of Toronto, the Centre fosters interdisciplinary knowledge about Korea both in the university and to the public. With faculty in Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Geography, Linguistics, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, and Women’s and Gender Studies, the Centre promotes a diverse range of perspectives and approaches.

The Centre invites distinguished guest speakers to give lectures and present seminars throughout the academic year. Our activities also include public symposia, thematic workshops, student-initiated conferences, community events, film screenings, and an annual Korean language speech and quiz contest. Participation in public events is open to members of the university community as well as communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area.


Recent News

McGill University Professor Michelle Cho's Talk, "Hallyu at Home: Kpop Metatexts as Media Critique"
February 7 , 2014
Article by Sang Ik Song

York University Professor Janice Kim's Talk, "The January 4th Retreat and the Long Winter of 1951 on the Korean Peninsula"
January 24, 2014
Article by Tina Park

UofT Professor Joshua Pilzer's Book Launch
January 10, 2014
Article by Nicholas Feinig
Photos by Betty Xie

Joshua Pilzer Hearts of Pine

Sounds of Korea: 2013 U of T Korea Day Cultural Fair
November 30, 2013

Sound of Korea