Expired: 2nd International Forum on Korean Studies

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 “East Asian Cul­ture and Identity” as it relates to the papers and top­ics dis­cussed dur­ing the ICKS con­fer­ence.

Ses­sion 1 will deal with Yoshi­ta­ka Mori’s “Winter Sonata and Cul­tur­al Prac­tices of Active Fans in Japan: Con­sid­er­ing Mid­dle-Aged Wom­e­na as Cul­tur­al Agents,” Nao­ki Sakai’s “Civilisational Dif­fer­ence and the West,” and Robert Neville’s “Local Cul­tures in a Glob­al Soci­ety: Nation­al­ism and Globalization.”

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.

Inter­est­ed stu­dents should con­tact: Albert Kang at snowchi3@yahoo.com or Jong­soo Kim at smallis@korea.ac.kr.