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Queens College Opens New Research Center for Korean Community

-- The Only Academic Center of Its Kind in America; Directed by Distinguished QC Professor Pyong Gap Min, Leading Authority on Korean Americans and Asian Americans -- 

WHAT:  Grand opening of the new Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College. There are an estimated 120,000 Korean Americans in New York City, a quarter of whom—about 30,000—live in Flushing, Queens, where the college is located.
WHERE:   Q-side Lounge, Main Dining Hall, designated DH on the campus map at   
    Enter the main dining hall at the entrance located under "DH" on the map and continue straight through
    the double doors to the Q-side Lounge. 
    Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
    For directions, go to
SPEAKERS:    Professor Pyong Gap Min 
    QC President James Muyskens 
    New York City Comptroller John Liu 
    New York City Councilwoman Grace Meng  
    President, Korean-American Association of Greater New York Yong Hwa Ha 
    Korean Consul General in New York Kyung Keun Kim
    and representatives from other leading Korean American community organizations 

BACKGROUND: The only academic center of its kind in America, the new Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College has been established to promote research on Korean Americans and disseminate data and information within QC as well as to the Korean community and Korean government. Among the center’s plans are the publication of research reports and working papers at regular intervals; quarterly lectures; an annual conference at the college on Korean Americans and overseas Koreans; doctoral research fellowship awards, and the opening of a research library. Founding director Pyong Gap Min, a distinguished QC Sociology professor who is one of the nation’s leading authorities on immigration and Korean Americans, Asian Americans, and immigration, administers the new center. He is the author of Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York and Los Angeles (1996), a study of Korean merchants’ business-related intergroup conflicts and their use of ethnic collective action in the form of boycotts, demonstrations and group purchases.                                                          


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