11th East Asian Social Policy Conference

image: conference bannerThe Center for Korean Studies and the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work will host the 11th East Asian Social Policy Conference Thursday and Friday, July 24-25, 2014, at the Center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The theme of the conference is “Managing Changing Welfare Needs in a Growing Transborder East Asia: Social Policy Responses.”

The EASP international conference will provide a forum for discussion of a range of issues relating to challenges in East Asia, identify future research agenda, and discuss the role of social policy. Areas to be covered in the program include the welfare state and welfare regimes and governance; migration and diversity; family and care; health and Well-being; housing; education; ageing society and the elderly; labor Markets and inequality; urbanization and changing welfare needs; social protection and income maintenance; and economic and environmental sustainability.

Keynote speakers include Prof. Guan Xinping, Nankai University; Mr. Sang-Bum Kim, first deputy mayor of Seoul Metropolitan City; Prof. Masakazu Shirasawa, Oberlin University; Prof. Neil Gilbert, University of California at Berkeley; and Prof. Tae-Ung Baik, University of Hawaii at Manoa, a member of the Center for Korean Studies faculty.

The conference organizing committee included Center faculty member Prof. Bum Jung Kim, Prof. Jing Guo, and Prof. Kristen Linton of the School of Social Work. The complete program and other information are available at http://11th.welfareasia.org/. Questions about the conference can be addressed to easp2014hawaii@gmail.com.

Korea Foundation On-Line Applications Accepted through August 31

Image: Korea Foundation LogoThe Korea Foundation is now accepting on-line applications for its 2015 Korean studies programs. Visit the on-line application portal (http://apply.kf.or.kr) to apply to any of the Foundation’s various programs.

Support categories for institutions include:

  • Support for Establishment of Professorships
  • Support for Overseas Korean Studies Centers and Associations
  • Support for Employment of Teaching Staff
  • Support for Dispatch of Visiting Professors
  • Support for Korean Studies Workshops for Non-Korean Educators.

Two programs are of special interest to individuals:

  • Fellowships for Korean Language Training enable professors, graduate students, and Korea-related professionals to take an intensive Korean language course for up to one year at a university-affiliated language institute in Korea. Contact Youju Lee (youjulee@kf.or.kr) for further information.
  • Fellowships for Field Research support doctorate-level students and prominent scholars in Korean studies for field research in the social sciences and humanities in Korea. Contact Jin-young Chun (ryeongan@kf.or.kr) for further information.

Additional information about each of these categories is available on the KF Web site. The on-line application portal will remain open until the final deadline of August 31, 2014.

Queries may be directed to:
Korea Foundation
Korean Studies Department
Diplomatic Center Bldg. 10th fl.
2558 Seocho-2 dong, Seocho-gu
Seoul, Korea 137-863
Tel: + 82-2-2046-8527 / Fax: +82-2-3463-6076

Call for Papers: Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs

image: Georgetown logoThe Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs is a new initiative launched by the Asian Studies Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The Journal is now accepting research articles for its inaugural issue, which is scheduled to be printed in fall 2014. The editors invite papers on any topic pertinent to countries in Central, Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia. Submissions from both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. The deadline is August 15, 2014.

Submissions should be e-mailed to guasiajournal@gmail.com as a Microsoft Word document (do not submit in PDF format). All submissions must include an abstract (100-200 words). Authors should include a short bio in the e-mail text, but should avoid any self-identification in the manuscript.

Manuscripts should be 5,000 to 7,000 words in length. Use Times New Roman, 12-point size, and 1-inch/2.5-centimeter margins on all sides. Manuscripts should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Citations should be formatted as footnotes. Also include a full bibliography at the end. Submissions must be original and not under review elsewhere.

All submissions are subject to initial screening by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts that pass an initial screening are sent to faculty and outside reviewers. Articles approved by reviewers are accepted for publication, conditioned on the proper revision of the piece along the lines suggested by the Journal’s Editorial Board.

For further information about the Journal, see http://asianstudies.georgetown.edu/guasiajournal. Queries may be directed to Daye S. Lee (dsl44@georgetown.edu), Events and Outreach Coordinator, SFS Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University.

Travel Grant to Use Manhwa Collection at University of Washington

image: manhwa cover exampleThe University of Washington East Asia Library offers travel grants to scholars outside the Seattle/Tacoma area to conduct Korea-related research using the Library’s manhwa
(Korean graphic novel) collection.

The collection consists of more than fifteen thousand volumes in Korean. It is the largest and most comprehensive manhwa collection in North America. The collection mainly has publications from the 1980s through the early 2000s when Korean graphic novels were mostly in print before moving to the online format called webtoon. The collection has comprehensive works by famous
cartoonists such as Yi Hyon-se, Pak Pong-song, Ko Haeng-sok, and Yi Sang-mu.

Nearly nine hundred individual titles have been cataloged and are listed in the OCLC Worldcat database and the University of Washington Library catalog. The remaining uncataloged materials (approximately six hundred titles) are listed in an Excel document available upon request.

Grants of up to $1,500 may be made to cover travel expenses (air and lodging). Priority will be given to those who document how their research will benefit from access to the UW manhwa collection and whose research will take advantage of the collection’s strengths.

The application deadline is August 1, 2014. A total of two awards will be made and must be used, and receipts submitted, by December 31, 2014. Each recipient is required to submit a short summary of the research accomplished with the grant within thirty days of completion of the travel.

To apply, submit a brief description of your research topic, sources in the collection you plan to use, a brief curriculum vitae, and an estimated budget. Applications should be sent by e-mail to Hyokyoung Yi (hkyi@uw.edu), Korean studies librarian.

Call for Articles: Romanian Journal of Sociology

Romanian Academy logoRomanian Journal of Sociology, published by the Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy, invites submission of original empirical (qualitative or quantitative) research, literature reviews, theoretical or methodological contributions, integrative reviews, meta-analyses, and comparative or historical studies on the topic “Korea’s Soft Power in the World.”

Articles should have between 8,000 and 10,000 words, with an abstract of 250-300 words and five key-words. Articles should adhere to APA Style. Name manuscripts in the form Authorname_KoreaSoftPower. Doc. Articles should be submitted on line at the address romanianjournalsociology@gmail.com. Indicate in the title of the message “Article for the special issue on Korea’s Soft Power in the World.”

The deadline for submitting articles is October 1, 2014. Questions should be directed to the editors at: romanianjournalsociology@gmail.com.