D.K. Kim Foundation Lecture Series and Movie Screenings

China, Korea and Japan Today

Examining the Cultures and Histories of East Asia and Today's Challenges

The Center for Asian Business in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University has received a major grant over a five year period from the D.K. Kim Foundation to provide a lecture series and movie screenings for the LMU community—students, alumni faculty, staff and local community. The D.K. Kim Foundation is dedicated to promoting education as the path to success and a better world by supporting institutions of higher learning and its students.

The grant was awarded to the CAB to provide opportunities for the LMU community to have a better understanding of who Asians are, that is, the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans. Lecturers will explore Asian issues from cultural, sociological, political, economic and business perspectives, and screenings of entertainment media that are socially and culturally significant will be enjoyed and critiqued.


The purpose is to provide year-round lectures and screenings for LMU students to gain a deeper understanding of East Asian countries in context, and eventually to be better equipped to work in this competitive global marketplace after they enter the workforce. America is no longer the sole superpower in today's global society. Unfortunately, however, foreigners know more about us than we do about them. As LMU is a major university located on the Pacific Rim in one of the world's most culturally diverse cities, and located in the world capital of the entertainment media, the Center for Asian Business seeks to help the LMU community fill the gap.


These events will be twofold: the lecture series will focus on current Asian issues that have an influence on our economy, foreign affairs and cultural understanding. The lecture series will be offered during the academic year by prominent experts followed by Q&A sessions. The series will be podcast through the CAB website.

In addition, there will be film screenings, such as movies or documentaries which identify socio-cultural systems and lifestyles in China, Korea and Japan. These events will be free to the LMU community.