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Nam Center for Korean Studies

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9th International Conference of NextGen Korean Studies Scholars (NEKST)

After two years of being virtual, the NEKST conference took place in-person on May 13-14 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“No one burned brighter as a symbol, an icon of democracy in the 1970s and ’80s. No writer was as great, and that part of it I think is something that we need to remember."

Youngju Ryu on the mixed reputation of late South Korean poet Kim Ji-Ha, a political dissident and democracy campaigner who later in life became critical of progressive student protesters.

The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan International Institute encourages social, political, cultural, and economic understanding of Korea in the U-M community and beyond. Through its student and faculty support and ambitious public programming, the center seeks to increase the depth and breadth of resources devoted to Korean studies.