The Centre for the Study of Korea (CSK) 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.
The Centre for the Study of Korea hosts numerous events throughout the year, focused on raising awareness of Korean culture and encouraging research on all aspects of Korea. to see upcoming events at the Centre, see here.
The University of Toronto boasts some of the academia’s most preeminent scholars, and here at the Centre, we have gathered together a band of scholars from across the University, creating a multidisciplinary research hub. To see our faculty, see here.
While the Centre for the Study of Korea does not offer any courses on Korea, many of the faculty do teach courses on Korea in their home departments. The Centre also acts as a research centre for students interested in furthering their education on Korea beyond the classroom. Our student resources may be seen here.
The Asian Institute
The Centre for the Study of Korea is part of the Asian Institute, a research and teaching hub at the Munk School of Global Affairs that comprises of several focuses yet interconnected centres that support deep, specialized knowledge about particular regions that is necessary to understand the complexities of local issues, while working together to foster transnational and interdisciplinary conversations that transcend and contextualize local viewpoints. To learn more, visit the AI website.