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The Nam Center for Korean Studies is the Korean cultural center of Ann Arbor. Artists, scholars, and the community come together at the center to celebrate and explore the rich, diverse, complex history of the Far East.

The Nam Center initiates innovative new projects like the Archives of Diasporic Korea, an interdisciplinary initiative that recasts modern Korean history through the eyes of the millions of Koreans who are scattered outside their homeland. The center has also worked in cooperation with the Korea Foundation to expand the Asia Library's Korea collection to more than 80,000 volumes.

In addition to its numerous lectures and cultural events, these initiatives have raised awareness and appreciation of Korean culture and provided a historical context for the campus community and public to better understand current social and political challenges in Korea.