6th Kyujanggak Hanmun Workshop

Hanmun workshop text exampleThe Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies will present its 6th Han­mun work­shop June 25 to July 13, 2018. This work­shop is intend­ed for grad­u­ate stu­dents (M.A. or Ph.D.) or advanced under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who have com­plet­ed at least one year of clas­si­cal Chi­nese train­ing and are inter­est­ed in improv­ing their read­ing com­pre­hen­sion of a wide range of orig­i­nal texts. Since class­es will be con­duct­ed in Kore­an, stu­dents should also have at least intermediate-level pro­fi­cien­cy in Kore­an.

Sem­i­nars will take place from Mon­day to Thurs­day and last two and one-half hours each. Select­ed read­ings will be assigned to stu­dents for trans­la­tion, so stu­dents will spend approx­i­mate­ly 10 hours per week to pre­pare the trans­la­tions.

The course reg­is­tra­tion fee is US$500, but stu­dents can apply for a fee-waiving grant as well as trav­el sup­port. Lunch­es are pro­vid­ed at no cost at one of the cam­pus restau­rants.

To apply, com­plete the on-line appli­ca­tion found at http://icks.snu.ac.kr/page/index.jsp?code=hanmun and include a ref­er­ence let­ter from an aca­d­e­m­ic advis­er.

Appli­ca­tions are due by April 30, 2018.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact icks@snu.ac.kr.

12th Kyujanggak Korean Studies Summer Workshop

Kyujanggak Institute summer workshopFrom June 25 to July 6, 2018, the Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies will con­duct its 12th sum­mer work­shop for Kore­an stud­ies. The pro­gram is intend­ed for grad­u­ate stu­dents (M.A. and Ph.D.) of all dis­ci­plines of Kore­an stud­ies and offers an oppor­tu­ni­ty to inter­act with Kore­an stud­ies fac­ul­ty at Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty. The pro­gram intends to famil­iar­ize stu­dents with the lat­est research trends in a wide vari­ety of fields and to acquaint them with lead­ing schol­ar­ship in the Kore­an lan­guage.

Morn­ing lec­tures con­sist of expo­si­tion of meth­ods and trends in var­i­ous fields, includ­ing his­to­ry, archi­tec­ture, anthro­pol­o­gy, reli­gion, arts, pol­i­tics, and lit­er­a­ture. On the last day, stu­dents will have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to present their research projects and share ini­tial find­ings. Class­es are con­duct­ed in Kore­an, and dis­cus­sion will also take place in Kore­an, but the lev­el will be adjust­ed with the stu­dents in mind.

In the after­noon stu­dents can either take part in the Han­mun work­shop or use the facil­i­ties of Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty for self-study or research.

The course reg­is­tra­tion fee is US$500, but stu­dents can apply for a fee-waiving grant as well as trav­el sup­port. Lunch­es are pro­vid­ed at no cost at one of the cam­pus restau­rants.

To apply, com­plete the on-line appli­ca­tion, includ­ing a ref­er­ence let­ter from an aca­d­e­m­ic advis­er. If plan­ning to attend both the sum­mer and Han­mun work­shops, it is nec­es­sary to fill in only one appli­ca­tion, but indi­cate in the appro­pri­ate place that you will be attend­ing both.

The on-line appli­ca­tion form and addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the pro­gram can be found at http://icks.snu.ac.kr/page/index.jsp?code=summer_en. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is April 30, 2018.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact icks@snu.ac.kr.

Jangseogak Archives Short-Term Fellowship Grants

Academy of Korean Studies Jangseogak ArchivesThe Jangseogak Archives at the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for short-term (three to six months) research fel­low­ships for inter­na­tion­al schol­ars of Kore­an stud­ies. The fel­low­ship peri­od will be between July 1 and Decem­ber 31, 2018.

The Jangseogak Archives, orig­i­nal­ly found­ed one hun­dred years ago as the last roy­al archive of the Joseon dynasty (朝鮮王朝, 1392–1910), is an active Kore­an stud­ies cen­ter and is home to numer­ous rare sources of Korea. For more infor­ma­tion on the Jangseogak,see http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewforum.php?f=81 or http://jsg.aks.ac.kr/ (Kore­an only).

All schol­ars, includ­ing grad­u­ate stu­dents who have com­plet­ed their required course­work, passed their qual­i­fi­ca­tion exams, and are con­duct­ing dis­ser­ta­tion research, are eli­gi­ble to apply. Appli­ca­tions are open to schol­ars in the human­i­ties and the social sci­ences who have well-developed research inter­ests in pre-modern Kore­an (or relat­ed area) stud­ies. Pref­er­ence will be giv­en, how­ev­er, to appli­cants who can work with the var­i­ous Kore­an, Chi­nese, and Japan­ese sources stored in the Jangseogak Archives.

Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will con­duct their own research and present their work at a pub­lic Jangseogak talk. The fel­low­ship requires full-time com­mit­ment, and fel­lows must reside at the AKS for at least fif­teen days each month. Jangseogak will reim­burse a round-trip econ­o­my air­fare tick­et (exclud­ing schol­ars who are cur­rent­ly in Korea), a stipend of 2,500,000 won per month, and office space. Fel­lows may also apply for accom­mo­da­tions at the AKS Guest House, and in this case a 50 per­cent dis­count will be avail­able for appli­cants stay­ing at the Guest House.

To Apply

To apply, send one e-mail with the fol­low­ing appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als as a sin­gle PDF file: cov­er let­ter, cur­ricu­lum vitae (includ­ing list of pub­li­ca­tions), and a research state­ment (double-spaced, five pages max­i­mum). Send the appli­ca­tion, and oth­er queries, to ja-fellow@aks.ac.kr.

The appli­ca­tion dead­line is April 30, 2018. Appli­cants will be noti­fied of the results by May 15.

East Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Symposium

USC graduate student symposiumThe Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures and Grad­u­ates Study­ing East Asia at the Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia invite grad­u­ate stu­dents con­duct­ing research in all dis­ci­plines relat­ed to East Asia to sub­mit abstracts for their 2018 grad­u­ate stu­dent sym­po­sium, “Resis­tance Reimag­ined.”

This con­fer­ence, on Sep­tem­ber 29, 2018, aims to inves­ti­gate and for­mu­late new the­o­riza­tions of resis­tance as well as rethink how com­mu­ni­ties and indi­vid­u­als con­struct nar­ra­tives to reimag­ine social and polit­i­cal changes in the con­text of East Asia.

The top­ic can be inter­pret­ed wide­ly in rela­tion to var­i­ous fields, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to cin­e­ma and media stud­ies, gen­der stud­ies, his­to­ry, lin­guis­tics, lit­er­a­ture, reli­gion, and visu­al stud­ies.

Sub­mis­sions are wel­come from grad­u­ate stu­dents in all dis­ci­plines. Papers should be relat­ed to East Asia, includ­ing East Asian inter­ac­tions with the wider world.

Appli­cants should sub­mit an abstract (max­i­mum 250 words) and a short biog­ra­phy (max­max­i­mum 150 words) to uscgsea@gmail.com by May 1, 2018 (5:00 p.m. PST).

Kyujanggak Symposium Call for Panels

Kyujanggak Institute Symposium siteThe Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies will hold its 11th annu­al Sym­po­sium on Kore­an Stud­ies on August 23 and 24, 2018. The Sym­po­sium brings togeth­er five or six pan­els of schol­ars from across the globe for pre­sen­ta­tion of in-depth research on Kore­an stud­ies. The theme for this year’s Sym­po­sium is “Con­flict, Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, and Records.”

Tech­ni­cal­ly still at war, the Kore­an penin­su­la has often been the stage for war, rebel­lion, and con­flict. This con­fer­ence will look espe­cial­ly at how Kore­ans have tried to make sense of these con­flicts and how they have sought to reestab­lish peace or inter­na­tion­al rela­tions in the after­math of these con­flicts.

Sym­po­sium orga­niz­ers encour­age, in par­tic­u­lar, pan­els that look at the records of con­flict: war nov­els, diplo­mat­ic nego­ti­a­tion, or rem­i­nis­cences. While con­flict itself has received sub­stan­tial atten­tion from researchers, the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion or pro­cess­ing of con­flict has received much less atten­tion, and this is what the sym­po­sium aims to address.

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