The United States occupies a prominent position in South Korea’s modern and contemporary history. In particular, the United States’ role in bringing Korea to its current flourishing state after independence since 1945 cannot be ignored.
But how much do we really know about this country that holds such significance to us? There is a tendency to view the United States in a distorted manner, whether it be positive or negative. In order to set this misguided perspective straight, the American Studies Association of Korea is making an effort to understand the United States on various levels.
To completely understand the complexity of this country, the focus must be balanced on all sides–not just one.
For this reason, the American Studies Association of Korea provides interdisciplinary space for scholars who study the United States in fields of humanities and social sciences to come together and initiate discourses.
In the face of a period of global change and transition, we are at a point where we must further understand the United States not only in an academic manner, but a more practical sense as well, establishing a new paradigm for US-South Korea relations.
With this, we hope that you will continue to show your active interest, participation, and support.
President of the American Studies Association of Korea Prof. Lim, Seong-Ho