Academic Director Sought for Jangseogak Hanmun Workshop

hanmun workshop textsThe Jangseogak Archives at the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies is seek­ing an aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor of the 2016 Han­mun (literary/classical Chi­nese) Work­shop (July 4–22, 2016). The Jangseogak Archives is a pres­ti­gious nation­al library and research insti­tute of tra­di­tion­al Kore­an sources (

The main pur­pose of this work­shop is to train aspir­ing young schol­ars (grad­u­ate stu­dents and junior schol­ars) of Kore­an stud­ies. Through an inten­sive three-week course (six hours per day, Mon­day through Fri­day) on a care­ful­ly select­ed pre-modern Kore­an clas­si­cal text, the par­tic­i­pants will be instruct­ed on how to read and trans­late into Eng­lish classical/literary Chi­nese sources.

The work­shop will focus on one par­tic­u­lar text or a col­lec­tion of sources derived from the Archives. Apart from the read­ing and trans­la­tion of a select­ed text, the par­tic­i­pants will also write intro­duc­to­ry arti­cles on a list of fifty care­ful­ly select­ed texts from the Archives.

The aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor of this work­shop will lec­ture on the read­ing of the select­ed text (three hours per day), help the par­tic­i­pants trans­late their read­ings into Eng­lish (three hours per day), and par­tic­i­pate in week­end explo­rations of his­toric sites relat­ed to the text. Apart from the round-trip air­fare (econ­o­my class; except­ing those resid­ing in Korea) and a room at the Guest­house of the Acad­e­my, an hon­o­rar­i­um of sev­en mil­lion won (approx­i­mate­ly, 5,940 USD) will be pro­vid­ed.

Appli­ca­tions should include a state­ment of pur­pose (no more than two pages) on how to teach Han­mun (literary/classical Chi­nese) for grad­u­ate stu­dents of pre-modern Kore­an stud­ies and cur­rent cur­ricu­lum vitae with a list of pub­li­ca­tions (no more than three pages) by Feb­ru­ary 24, 2016 (6 p.m. Kore­an Time). Appli­cants will be noti­fied of the final results by March 7, 2016.

Send appli­ca­tion and ques­tions to Appli­ca­tions will be accept­ed only through e-mail.