ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

July 10, 2002

G Cameron "Cappy" Hurst III

Professor of Japanese and Korean Studies
Director of Center for East Asian Studies
University of Pennsylvania

to Keynote

ICAS Summer Symposium:

Korean Diaspora Challenges and Issues facing The Korean-American Community (KAC) in the New Century
Identification, Critical Examination, Goal & Vision, and Strategy

August 10 2002 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Calvary Vision Community Center Auditorium (484 342 0300)
550 Township Line Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with your that Professor G Cameron Hurst III will keynote the ICAS Summer Symposium 2002.

G. Cameron Hurst III is Professor of Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its Center for East Asian Studies. He previously was Professor of History and East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas, whose faculty he joined in 1969. He served from 1976 to 1995 as Co-Director and then Director of that university's Center for East Asian Studies.

After completing his B.A. at Stanford in 1963, Hurst received his M.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1966 and his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1972. In the course of his education, he spent three years in Japan, a year each at the Stanford Center and Keio University in Tokyo and a year at Kyoto University. He teaches primarily in pre-modern Japanese history, but occasionally in Korean studies as well.

Hurst is the author of Insei: Abdicated Sovereigns in the Politics of Late Heian Japan, 1086-1185, co-translator of Fukuzawa Yukichi's Outline of a Theory of Civilization, and co-author of Samurai Painters. He has contributed extensively to collected volumes, periodicals, and such newspapers as the Korea Times, the Japan Times, and the Asian Wall Street Journal. His most recent book is The Armed Martial Arts of Japan, the first volume in a two-volume work being published by Yale University Press.

Overseas teaching and administration have played a substantial role in Hurst's career: two years as Dean of the CUNY Lehman Hiroshima College (1990-92) were preceded by directorships at Doshisha University in Kyoto and Ewha Woman's University at Seoul, and by teaching positions in Seoul and, as Japan Foundation Professor, at the University of Hong Kong.

Thank you.


Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow