Scholarly Publications

Ten Years of Korean Studies at Stanford

February 2011

To mark the tenth anniversary of its founding, Stanford's Korean Studies Program published Ten Years of Korean Studies at Stanford, a comprehensive overview of its globally recognized research,...

Journal of Korean Studies, volume 9

October 2004

Between 1979 and 1992, the JKS became a leading academic forum for the publication of innovative in-depth research on Korea.

North Korea and Identity Politics in South Korea

October 2008

At his inauguration, South Korean President Lee Myung Bak proclaimed that his country “must move from the age of ideology into the age of pragmatism.” At a time when South Korean voters were...

Other Publications

Addressing the North Korea Nuclear Challenge

April 2003

North Korea's renewed bid for nuclear weapons poses an urgent, serious foreign policy challenge to the United States.

Korean Food, Korean Identity: The Impact of Globalization on Korean Agriculture

December 2005

One of the few ways to get a taste of North Korea, short of leaping through numerous hoops to get a visa to visit the country, is to eat cold noodles (naengmyen).

Journal of Korean Studies Information Brochure

March 2006

The Journal of Korean Studies (JKS) is dedicated to high-quality articles, in all disciplines, on a broad range of topics concerning Korea, both historical and contemporary.


Sneider: Cautionary lessons for U.S.-Korea relationship

March 2008

Daniel Sneider, associate director for research at Shorenstein APARC, gives a few cautionary lessons on U.S.-Korea relations.

New course on North Korea profiled in Stanford Magazine

March 2008

The March/April 2008 issue of Stanford Magazine profiles a new course on North Korea taught by Robert Carlin, a Shorenstein APARC Pantech Fellow.

Pantech Group awards $2 million to Korean Studies Program at APARC

April 2004

Korea's leading companies have awarded a $2 million gift to support the Korean Studies Program at APARC.

Old Events

Korean Nationalism and Transnational Sports

November 2, 2001

In recent years, Koreans playing in mass-mediated sports, such as Major League Baseball and the LPGA, have become important sites of transnational ethnic imagining for Koreans in the United States....

Democratic Consolidation and Social Protest in Korea

October 24, 2007

This talk will examine the patterns and characteristics of the "politics of protest" by civil society actors in South Korea after its democratic transition in 1987.


New Beginnings: Post-Election Prospects for U.S.-ROK Relations

The New York-based Korea Society and Stanford University's Walter H.

Does Perception Matter in International Relations?: Trends in US and Korean Media Coverage of the Alliance, 1992-2004

For much of the U.S.-ROK alliance's fifty-year history, it was considered one of the most successful political-military relationships forged out of the Cold War era.

Reconciliation and Cooperation in East Asia

By linking internal, external, and regional aspects of historical injustice, the project seeks to move beyond state-oriented approaches and binary categories such as victim versus aggressor in...


Enhancing South Korea's Security: The U.S. Alliance and Beyond

March 2009

Two decades ago, South Korea appeared on the path to greatly increased security. The Cold War was ending, fundamentally improving South Korea’s regional security environment.

North Korea: Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?

April 2015

The audio and transcript from the event "Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?" a seminar presentation by Ambassador Kim Sook, the 2014-15 Pantech Fellow in the Korea Program, and former Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations.Last year was...

The United Nations at 70: A Conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

June 2015

Video from the event "The United Nations at 70: A Conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon" moderated by Ambassador Kathleen Stephens. The event was co-sponsored by the Walter H.


Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Photo of Haley Gordon Haley Gordon Research Associate, Korea Program
Headshot of Irene Kyoung Irene Kyoung Research Associate, Korea Program
HJAhn Web Heather Ahn Program Manager, Korea Program
hee sun kim Hee-Sun Kim Korean Language Lecturer
Kyungmi Kyungmi Chun Korean Studies Librarian