ICKS invites graduate students in the fields of Korean and Asian Studies to the 2nd International Forum on Korean Studies to be held at Korea University on July 6 – 7, 2006, and the Graduate Student Forum to be held on July 8. The program and a list of speakers can be found at http://icks.korea.ac.kr.
The invited graduate student participants will have an opportunity to attend all sessions of the ICKS conference as well as social events associated with the conference. This is an opportunity for students to interact with eminent scholars in Korean and Asian studies and to network with other graduate students.
The Graduate Student Forum, on the day after the ICKS conference, will allow participants to share their views on the theme of Ã¢â‚¬Å“East Asian Culture and IdentityÃ¢â‚¬Â as it relates to the papers and topics discussed during the ICKS conference.
Session 1 will deal with Yoshitaka MoriÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Winter Sonata and Cultural Practices of Active Fans in Japan: Considering Middle-Aged Womena as Cultural Agents,Ã¢â‚¬Â Naoki SakaiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Civilisational Difference and the West,Ã¢â‚¬Â and Robert NevilleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Local Cultures in a Global Society: Nationalism and Globalization.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Session 2 will deal with the concept of situating Korean and Asian Studies in a global and especially multi-disciplinary context, concentrating on the ideas and points put forth in the keynote address and also in the general session of the ICKS conference.
Invited participants are encouraged (but not required) to post in one or more of the sessions. Accommodations will be provided for the duration of the ICKS conference as well as for the Graduate Student Forum for those who do not have lodging in Seoul. A limited travel grant is available for those traveling from outside Korea.