East Asian Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Symposium

USC graduate student symposiumThe Depart­ment of East Asian Lan­guages and Cul­tures and Grad­u­ates Study­ing East Asia at the Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia invite grad­u­ate stu­dents con­duct­ing research in all dis­ci­plines relat­ed to East Asia to sub­mit abstracts for their 2018 grad­u­ate stu­dent sym­po­sium, “Resis­tance Reimag­ined.”

This con­fer­ence, on Sep­tem­ber 29, 2018, aims to inves­ti­gate and for­mu­late new the­o­riza­tions of resis­tance as well as rethink how com­mu­ni­ties and indi­vid­u­als con­struct nar­ra­tives to reimag­ine social and polit­i­cal changes in the con­text of East Asia.

The top­ic can be inter­pret­ed wide­ly in rela­tion to var­i­ous fields, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to cin­e­ma and media stud­ies, gen­der stud­ies, his­to­ry, lin­guis­tics, lit­er­a­ture, reli­gion, and visu­al stud­ies.

Sub­mis­sions are wel­come from grad­u­ate stu­dents in all dis­ci­plines. Papers should be relat­ed to East Asia, includ­ing East Asian inter­ac­tions with the wider world.

Appli­cants should sub­mit an abstract (max­i­mum 250 words) and a short biog­ra­phy (max­max­i­mum 150 words) to uscgsea@gmail.com by May 1, 2018 (5:00 p.m. PST).

Kyujanggak Symposium Call for Panels

Kyujanggak Institute Symposium siteThe Kyu­jang­gak Insti­tute for Kore­an Stud­ies will hold its 11th annu­al Sym­po­sium on Kore­an Stud­ies on August 23 and 24, 2018. The Sym­po­sium brings togeth­er five or six pan­els of schol­ars from across the globe for pre­sen­ta­tion of in-depth research on Kore­an stud­ies. The theme for this year’s Sym­po­sium is “Con­flict, Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, and Records.”

Tech­ni­cal­ly still at war, the Kore­an penin­su­la has often been the stage for war, rebel­lion, and con­flict. This con­fer­ence will look espe­cial­ly at how Kore­ans have tried to make sense of these con­flicts and how they have sought to reestab­lish peace or inter­na­tion­al rela­tions in the after­math of these con­flicts.

Sym­po­sium orga­niz­ers encour­age, in par­tic­u­lar, pan­els that look at the records of con­flict: war nov­els, diplo­mat­ic nego­ti­a­tion, or rem­i­nis­cences. While con­flict itself has received sub­stan­tial atten­tion from researchers, the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion or pro­cess­ing of con­flict has received much less atten­tion, and this is what the sym­po­sium aims to address.

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Call for Papers: 9th World Congress of Korean Studies

World Congress of Korean Studies site artThe Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies will host the 9th World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies at the Acad­e­my Sep­tem­ber 12th to 14th, 2018. The Con­gress theme is “Human Civ­i­liza­tions and Kore­an Stud­ies.” The orga­niz­ers invite prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants to sub­mit pro­pos­als for both indi­vid­ual pre­sen­ta­tions and pan­els.

Pan­el pro­pos­als should include three or four pre­sen­ters for a ninety-minute pro­gram. The pan­el orga­niz­er should sub­mit a one-page pro­pos­al; one-page abstract for each presenter’s paper; and a cur­ricu­lum vitae for each pre­sen­ter.

The orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee will assign indi­vid­ual papers to pan­els of three or four pre­sen­ters per pan­el. Indi­vid­ual pro­pos­als should include a one-page abstract of the paper and the presenter’s cur­ricu­lum vitae.

To sub­mit a pro­pos­al, sign up at the World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies Web site (http://congress.aks.ac.kr), select Call for Abstracts, and sub­mit the required doc­u­ments (Microsoft Word files only). The appli­ca­tion dead­line is April 27, 2018.

The Con­gress orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee con­sists of Young-kyun Yang (Chair/Academy of Kore­an Stud­ies); Jae Hoon Yeon (Inter­na­tion­al Soci­ety for Kore­an Studies/SOAS, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don); Jo Elfving-Hwang (Kore­an Stud­ies Asso­ci­a­tion of Australasia/University of West­ern Aus­tralia); Sun­y­oung Park (Com­mit­tee on Kore­an Stud­ies, Asso­ci­a­tion for Asian Studies/University of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia ); James B. Lewis (Asso­ci­a­tion for Kore­an Stud­ies in Europe/University of Oxford); and Jeong­soo Shin (Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies).

For fur­ther details regard­ing plans and arrange­ments, con­sult the Con­gress Web site.

Direct inquiries to the Sec­re­tari­at of the World Con­gress of Kore­an Stud­ies Orga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee at congress@aks.ac.kr or tele­phone +82–31-739‑9715.

Call for Papers: Korean Studies

Korean Studies coverKore­an Stud­ies, the jour­nal of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies, fur­thers schol­ar­ship on Korea by pro­vid­ing a forum for dis­course on time­ly sub­jects and address­es a vari­ety of schol­ar­ly top­ics through inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and mul­ti­cul­tur­al arti­cles, book reviews, and essays in the human­i­ties and social sci­ences. All schol­ar­ly arti­cles on Korea and the Kore­an com­mu­ni­ty abroad are wel­comed, includ­ing top­ics of inter­est to the spe­cial­ist and non-specialist alike.

The jour­nal pub­lish­es new research, review arti­cles, and book reviews about var­i­ous top­ics with­in the field of Kore­an stud­ies. All arti­cles are print­ed in Eng­lish, and all sub­mis­sions must be in Eng­lish. All man­u­scripts should be sub­mit­ted with text for­mat­ted in Times New Roman, 12-point font, single-spaced, with one-inch mar­gins, and pages num­bered. Kore­an translit­er­a­tion should con­form to the McCune-Reischauer sys­tem, with the excep­tion that the Yale roman­iza­tion sys­tem may be used in lin­guis­tics arti­cles. Orig­i­nal Asian char­ac­ters may be includ­ed in paren­the­ses (e.g., Kore­an, Chi­nese, Japan­ese) for words whose mean­ings may not be clear when trans­lat­ed into Eng­lish.

Submission Types

Kore­an Stud­ies pub­lish­es reg­u­lar research arti­cles (10,000-word lim­it), news and view­point pieces (2,000-word lim­it), and book reviews (1,000-word lim­it). Research arti­cles may present new research find­ings or review cur­rent debates in a spe­cif­ic field. News and view­point pieces may take the form of respons­es to pre­vi­ous­ly pub­lished works, either in Kore­an Stud­ies or anoth­er venue. How­ev­er, note that orig­i­nal authors will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to review response pieces and respond with for­mal replies.

Once a man­u­script is for­mal­ly accept­ed each man­u­script will pro­ceed through copy-editing. Once copy-editing is com­plet­ed every man­u­script will be uploaded to the Advance Pub­li­ca­tion site as a paper for­mal­ly “In Press” [with asso­ci­at­ed DOI (Dig­i­tal Object Iden­ti­fi­er)]. It is then down­load­able and citable. For­mal pub­li­ca­tion in an issue of the jour­nal, includ­ing pub­li­ca­tion year, vol­ume and page num­bers, will occur when the edi­tor has a suf­fi­cient num­ber of papers to com­plete an issue. Once all papers are accept­ed for an issue the man­u­scripts are com­piled and the pro­duc­tion process is com­plet­ed, at which time the issue will be pub­lished online and in print.

Con­trib­u­tors should review the com­plete Sub­mis­sion Guide­lines, avail­able online at http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/Publications/guidelines.pdf, before sub­mit­ting man­u­scripts. Arti­cle and book-review man­u­scripts should be sub­mit­ted through our online sub­mis­sion sys­tem at https://ks.msubmit.net.

Call for Papers: VII FEFU International Korean Studies Conference

Far Eastern Federal University logoOrga­niz­ers of the VII Far East­ern Fed­er­al Uni­ver­si­ty Inter­na­tion­al Kore­an Stud­ies Con­fer­ence invite pro­pos­als for pre­sen­ta­tion at the con­fer­ence May 18, 2018. The con­fer­ence will take place at the Far East­ern Fed­er­al Uni­ver­si­ty in Vladi­vos­tok, Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion.

The con­fer­ence is being orga­nized by the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies of the University’s Insti­tute of Ori­en­tal Stud­ies School of Region­al and Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies with the sup­port of the Russ­ian Asso­ci­a­tion of Aca­d­e­m­ic Kore­anol­o­gy and fund­ing by the Core Uni­ver­si­ty Pro­gram for Kore­an Stud­ies through the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion of the Repub­lic of the Korea and Kore­an Stud­ies Pro­mo­tion Ser­vice of the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250003).

The con­fer­ence will focus on a range of top­ics relat­ed to Kore­an his­to­ry, pol­i­tics, econ­o­my and cul­ture. The orga­niz­ers invite papers and pre­sen­ta­tion pro­pos­als on sub­jects such as cur­rent issues of the Kore­an Penin­su­la; Russian-Korean bilat­er­al rela­tions; Kore­an his­to­ry and cul­ture; Kore­an philol­o­gy; and social-economic devel­op­ment. All accept­ed papers will be pub­lished.

Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be expect­ed to give a fifteen-minute pre­sen­ta­tion and will have to sub­mit their full papers and pre­sen­ta­tions (if need­ed) by May 1, 2018. Pre­sen­ta­tions and papers will be accept­ed in Russ­ian, Eng­lish, or Kore­an. Trans­la­tion into Russ­ian will be pro­vid­ed to all par­tic­i­pants, but requires that the full paper be sub­mit­ted by April 22, 2018.

Con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion is open to M.A. and Ph.D. stu­dents and Kore­an stud­ies researchers from Russ­ian and over­seas uni­ver­si­ties.

Prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants should sub­mit the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion by e-mail to fefu-iksc@yandex.ru: full name, title, and insti­tu­tion; con­tact infor­ma­tion (e-mail and tele­phone); major area of study (region and dis­ci­pline); abstract (300 words max.) in print-ready for­mat, includ­ing name and insti­tu­tion. The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is March 1, 2018.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, see https://ikscfefu.wordpress.com/.