UPEI professor receives grants to advance Korean, Asian studies


A University of Prince Edward Island professor has received two grants to advance the university’s Korean and Asian studies and create a new research centre that will be the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. Dr Edward Chung will use the funding—provided by the Government of South Korea’s Ministry of Education and the Academy of Korean Studies—to continue and advance Korean studies within UPEI’s Asian studies program and establish a global Korean studies lab program project. The lab project will focus on Confucian ideas, debates, issues, and contemporary implications. The grants will also be used to fund opportunities such as conferences, speaker series, and research.