Call for Panels for Fourth Kyujanggak International Symposium

The Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies has announced plans for the fourth Kyu­jang­gak Inter­na­tion­al Sym­po­sium on Kore­an Stud­ies, to be held August 25–26, 2011, at Kyu­jang­gak, Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty. The con­fer­ence theme is “The Project of Mod­ern­iza­tion: Recon­sid­er­ing the Cap­i­tal­ist and Social­ist Roads, 1945–1970s” (근대화 프로젝트: 자본주의의 길, 사회주의의 길).

The ple­nary pan­el of the sym­po­sium will be devot­ed to the main con­fer­ence theme, but pro­pos­als are invit­ed for the remain­ing pan­els, either on the con­fer­ence theme or on oth­er crit­i­cal issues in Kore­an stud­ies. Pan­els can be con­duct­ed either in Eng­lish or Kore­an, or both. Indi­vid­ual paper pro­pos­als will be con­sid­ered, but there is a strong pref­er­ence for par­tic­i­pa­tion in a pan­el. Pan­els should con­sist of four or five pre­sen­ters, includ­ing the chair, and pan­el orga­niz­ers are respon­si­ble for bring­ing togeth­er all the abstracts and apply­ing.

Pan­el proposals–including title and short intro­duc­tion to the pan­el, togeth­er with abstracts of papers and short cur­rric­u­la vitae of the orga­niz­er and panelists–should be sent to by Feb­ru­ary 10, 2011. Pan­el orga­niz­ers will be noti­fied by mid-March of the out­come of the selec­tion process. Final papers should be sent by June 30, 2011.

All pre­sen­ters of select­ed pan­els will be reim­bursed for their trav­el to Seoul (up to USD 1500) and will receive free lodg­ing and meals for the dura­tion of the sym­po­sium.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion and ques­tions, con­tact the Inter­na­tion­al Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at Kyu­jang­gak: or tele­phone (+82)(0)2–880-9378.