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Korean-Cubans Photo Collection

East Asia Library's digital photographs collection shows Korean Cuban immigrants’ family lives and their gathering events from 1921 through 2012.

Washington State Korean News (한인회보 Hanin Hoebo)

Manhwa: Korean Graphic Novels


UW Libraries have recently received over 15,000 volumes of Korean graphic novels. We are currently processing these materials but you can still search and borrow some titles from this unique collection.  

Please search OCLC WorldCat box below for keywords 'Korea graphic novels' and narrow down to Korean languages.  If you need help, please ask Korean Studies Librarian.

The database of the cover images from this collection is being developed. Please check this out at



Liberation Space Collection (Korean Literature from 1945-1950)

James Palais' English Translation of Pangye Surok

During his tenure at UW, Prof. Palais tirelessly worked on English translation of Pangye Surok, the selected works of Yu Hyongwon (1622-1673, pen name, Pan'gye). This work is known as a virtual encyclopedia of Confucian statecraft for Yu's plans of a reformed Korean system of Government.  Prof. Palais used this text heavily for his book on  Confucian Statecraft and Korean Institutions: Yu Hyongwon and the Late Choson Dynasty

This nearly 2,000 page original manuscripts of English translation was never published during Professor Palais’ lifetime and was recently discovered during a review of the Palais’ faculty paper in the UW Libraries Special Collection.

Thanks to the Friends of the UW Libraries Award, the digitization of the original manuscripts was possible providing access to the public for research and study on Prof. Palais’ life time endeavor and masterpiece.

James Palais' English Translation of Pangye Surok

James B. Palais Collection

James Palais was the professor of Korean history at the University of Washington for 33 years (1968-2001). During his long career at the University of Washington, Prof. Palais became one of the most important founders of the Korean studies field in the United States, both through his own publications, and through the training of graduate students who are now teaching Korean history at most of the important centers of Korean Studies in the United States.

University of Washington Libraries have received his personal collection with over 10,000 volumes of materials. 

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