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queens_college_logo-svgI am excited to be invited to present a paper at The Research Center for Korean Community’s 7th Annual Conference, Queen’s College.



The Research Center for Korean Community

RCKC’s 7th Annual Conference

Saturday, November 05, 2016 10:00 AM

Rosenthal Library at Queens College, Room 230 (퀸즈칼리지 중앙도서관 강당/Room 230)


Theme: “Korean American Religious Experiences”

RCKC’s 7th Annual Conference will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Rosenthal Library at Queens College. The theme of this year’s conference is “Korean American Religious Experiences.” The conference will begin at 10:00 AM and finish at 5:00 PM.
Although there are many studies of Korean immigrant and Korean-American Protestant religious beliefs and practices, there are not many social scientific studies of Korean immigrant or Korean-American Catholic or Buddhist beliefs and institutions. This conference intends to fill this gap in research. The presentations at this conference will pay close attention to the extent that younger-generation Korean Americans preserve the three different religious traditions and the different ways that they transform their religious faith and institutions within each religion.

Presenters at the conference will include:

Ruth H. Chung of University of Southern California

Grace Ji-Sun Kim of Earlham School of Religion

Rebecca Kim of Pepperdine University

Pyong Gap Min of Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY

Jerry Z. Park of Baylor University

Hye Sung Park of Won Institute of Graduate Studies

Andrew Cha of St. Paul Chong-Ha Sang Roman Catholic Church

Hyoung Keun Kim of Modern Buddhism magazine

Jin Eun Park of the Won Buddhist Temple of New York


The Main Objectives:

To promote research on Korean Americans and disseminate data and information on Korean Americans to the Queens College community, the Korean community, and the Korean government

Main Activities:
  • To conduct active research on Korean Americans
  • To disseminate data and information on Korean Americans to the Korean community and the Korean government through books, research reports, working papers, and Korean American Data Bank
  • To organize quarterly lecture events for the Queens College and Korean community
  • To hold an annual conference on Korean Americans and/or overseas Koreans
  • To provide fellowships for a few doctoral students who write dissertations on Korean Americans annually
  • To provide reference services for researchers and students interested in Korean Americans through a mini-library
  • To help faculty members from Korea and other countries (particularly China and Japan) visit the Center and conduct research on Korean Americans (but no financial support)