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John Williams to attend global trends seminar in South Korea

John Williams to attend global trends seminar in South Korea

CC Associate History Professor John Williams has been accepted as one of eight participants in a three-week seminar in South Korea in June.

The seminar, “Understanding Global Trends through Korean History: Cultural Synthesis, Colonialism, Cold War and Globalization” is part of ASIANetwork’s Faculty Enhancement Program. The program is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to help deepen Asian Studies in the liberal arts.

Williams currently is on sabbatical completing the final research and revisions for “Cultures of Cheating,” a manuscript that examines the problem of official corruption in late Ming and early Qing China and offers a new perspective on the relationship between the civil service examination system and popular culture.

When he returns in the fall, Williams will become director of the college’s Asian Studies program. In the spring of 2013 he will offer a course on the history of Korea, which is the first of its kind at CC.