East Asian Studies

Initiating Korean Studies Programme in Africa

In 2016, the Centre for Chinese Studies’ “Initiating Korean Studies Programme in Africa” was selected as one of the “Seed Programs for Korean Studies” by the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS). The AKS supports one of the Centre’s initiatives, Building Asia literacy in Africa, through various programmes from 2016 to 2019. This support will enable the Centre to significantly expand its research capacity on Korea and Korea-Africa relations and contribute to facilitating deeper understanding between Korea and Africa.

Seminar Series l Korean Migrants in the Rainbow State: Transnational links and practices

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  • Title          Korean Migrants in the Rainbow State: Transnational Links and Practices
  • Speaker  Yonson Ahn,  Professor & Director of Korean Studies, Goethe-University of Frankfurt
  • Date         Friday, 12 August 2016
  • Time        12:15 – 13:30
  • Venue     Room 648, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Stellenbosch University

Prof. Ahn is director of Korean Studies at Frankfurt University.  Her research interests include transnational migration, such as transnational marriage migrants and Korean diasporas; gender-based violence in conflicts, especially the issues of “comfort women” during WWII; and historical controversies in East Asia and oral history. Her current research project  is related to transnational migration and gender, focusing on negotiating gender and ethnic identities of Korean migrant workers in Germany and Asian marriage migrants in South Korea.