UH Manoa Dean receives medal for contributions to US-Korea relations

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, 956-9836
Communications Director
Posted: Nov 14, 2007

The Republic of Korea has awarded its Citizen‘s Medal of Merit (Mokryongjang) to the Interim Dean of UH Mānoa‘s School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Edward Shultz.

Shultz received his award in a ceremony at Honolulu‘s Korea Consulate, in recognition of his contributions to the development of U.S.-Korea relations and his support of the Korean community in Hawaii.

Shultz is professor of Asian studies at UH Mānoa and former director of the Center for Korean Studies. In addition to currently serving as interim dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies, he is also interim Assistant Vice Chancellor of International and Exchange Programs.

Shultz is a specialist in Korean history and is the author of, among other works, Generals and Scholars: Military Rule in Medieval Korea (University of Hawaii Press, 2000). He helped organize the 2003 observance of the centennial of the beginning of Korean immigration to the United States, and remains active in community organizations such as the Korean American Foundation.