Call for Papers: 4th World Congress of Korean Studies

The orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee of the 4th World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies invites pro­pos­als for papers to be pre­sent­ed at the Con­gress Sep­tem­ber 22–24, 2008, at Kyushu Uni­ver­si­ty, Fukuo­ka, Japan. The Con­gress will pro­vide schol­ars with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to share their lat­est aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ments and devel­op friend­ships in the field of Kore­an stud­ies. The theme of the Con­gress is “Kore­an Stud­ies Inter­fac­ing with the World.” Con­fer­ence lan­guages are Kore­an and Eng­lish.

The Con­gress is joint­ly orga­nized by the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies (AKS), Kyushu Uni­ver­si­ty, the Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety for Kore­an Stud­ies (ISKS), the Pacif­ic and Asia Con­fer­ence on Kore­an Stud­ies (PACKS), the Kore­an Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion of Aus­trala­sia (KSAA), the Asso­ci­a­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies in Europe (AKSE), the Cen­tral Asian Asso­ci­a­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies (CAAKS), and the Com­mit­tee on Kore­an Stud­ies-Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Stud­ies (CKS-AAS).

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The Con­gress pro­gram will include three types of ses­sions:

  • Des­ig­nat­ed Ses­sions (indi­vid­ual pro­pos­als) cov­er­ing the fields of his­to­ry, soci­ol­o­gy, culture/anthropology, polit­i­cal sci­ence, economics/trade/industry, law, art, folk­lore, lit­er­a­ture, edu­ca­tion, science/technology, phi­los­o­phy, reli­gion, and lan­guage.
  • Free Paper Ses­sions (pan­el pro­pos­als) intend­ed to present participants’ inter­ests and reflec­tions on Kore­an stud­ies. Pro­pos­als should include the top­ic of the ses­sion and an orga­niz­ing plan. An abstract and cur­ricu­lum vitae for each pan­elist is required.
  • Spe­cial Ses­sions (indi­vid­ual pro­pos­als) cov­er­ing these top­ics:
    • How Korea is Reflect­ed in For­eign Text­books
    • Kore­an Lan­guage Stud­ies for Foreigners/Korean Nation­als Resid­ing Abroad
    • His­to­ry of Cul­tur­al Exchange between Korea and Japan
    • Nation­al Stud­ies (êµ­í•™) in Korea vs. Kore­an Stud­ies around the World.

Pro­pos­als for pre­sen­ta­tions must be sub­mit­ted on line through the World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies home­page ( between April 1 and May 10, 2008. Abstracts can­not exceed 1,000 words in Eng­lish or 350 words in Kore­an. E-mail con­fir­ma­tions will be sent with­in two work­ing days. Abstracts will be reviewed based on con­tent and suit­abil­i­ty.

Select­ed pre­sen­ters will be con­tact­ed indi­vid­u­al­ly by May 30, 2008, and noti­fied about the guide­lines. Com­plet­ed papers (10–15 pages) are due via e-mail by August 31, 2008, to

Stu­dents in Kore­an stud­ies are invit­ed to apply for the Junior Schol­ar The­sis Award. To apply, please check the box KOREAN STUDIES JUNIOR SCHOLAR THESIS AWARD on sub­mit­ted abstract forms. The com­mit­tee will screen papers and select the best the­sis. Awardees will be acknowl­edged for their achieve­ments. Master’s and doc­tor­al stu­dents are eli­gi­ble to apply for this award.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, con­tact The Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies: