The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) solicits papers for the next round of its Academic Paper Series—a program to generate monthly academic papers and a public discussion of issues related to the Korean Peninsula and affecting the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance. KEI has commissioned more than ninety papers in this series on a variety of topics.
KEI is seeking proposals for papers to be released between February and July 2018 on original subjects of current interest to serious Korea watchers. KEI is interested in papers concerning South Korea’s domestic economy, international economic relations, or international security relations as well as innovative ideas on North Korea.
Topics of particular interest this year include, but are not limited to: the North Korean missile program, North Korean nuclear strategy, the marketization of the North Korean economy, South Korean soft power, meeting South Korean energy needs, South Korean environmental policy, and South Korean naval strategy and capabilities.
Papers must be written exclusively for the Korea Economic Institute, that is, they must not have been presented or published previously in any form. KEI will pay authors of papers selected for the Academic Paper Series an honorarium of $1,500 upon completion of the editorial process and receipt of a short summary of the key insights of the paper.
The Korea University Korean History Graduate Student Conference invites graduate students from around the world who are conducting research in Korean history to submit abstracts for its sixth annual conference. The conference will take place Friday, May 25, 2018, on Korea University’s Anam campus in Seoul. The conference theme is “Overturning Assumptions and Creating New Approaches to Korean History.”
Conference organizers welcome papers that focus on any historical time period. Applicants for participation must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study (“postgraduate” in the British degree classification systems). Papers must be related to Asian studies, mainly Korean, Chinese, and Japanese studies.
Those interested in presenting at the conference should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by Sunday, January 28, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Submissions should include the applicant’s name, program of graduate study, and contact information.
The editorial board of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is seeking research articles for its June 2018 special issue, dedicated to “Recent Research on North and South Korea.” The deadline for submitting manuscripts for this issue is December 15, 2017.
Cross-Currents, a peer-reviewed, open-access, quarterly online (and semi-annual print) journal, is a joint project of the Research Institute of Korean Studies at Korea University and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
The journal publishes up-to-date research findings, emerging trends, and cutting-edge perspectives concerning East Asian history and culture from scholars in both English-speaking and Asian language-speaking academic communities. It seeks to balance issues traditionally addressed by Western humanities and social science journals with issues of immediate concern to scholars in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
Embedded in a Web-based platform with functions for collaboration, discussion, and an innovative publishing process, the e-journal uses new technologies to facilitate a dialogue among East Asia scholars around the world that is enhanced by audio-visual and multilingual capabilities. Print issues of Cross-Currents (from the University of Hawai‘i Press) feature research articles from the online journal.
Complete information on how to prepare and submit articles and proposals can be found here.
The Monash Asia Institute, Asian Cultural and Media Studies Research Cluster, and Korean Studies Program of Monash University invite submission of proposals for papers to be presented at a conference titled “‘Korean Wave’ Still Matters? Present and Future Directions.” The conference is to be held June 7–8, 2018, at the Monash University Caulfield Campus in Melbourne, Australia.
The conference organizers seek papers that revisit studies of the “Korean Wave” and discuss its present and future directions, both inside and outside South Korea and Asian regions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, whether or how the discourse of the “Korean Wave,” or hallyu, remains relevant and to whom; new and old sociocultural issues to be explored; South Korean popular culture’s interaction with other national/regional popular cultures and cultural industries; and global implications for the critical study of popular culture in a digital age.
Proposals including title, abstract (maximum 200 words), and brief biographical data (maximum fifty words) should be sent to MAI-Enquiries@monash.edu by November 20, 2017. Put “Korean Wave” in the subject line of your message.
No financial support will be available for participants’ travel costs. There will be no registration fee for the conference.
The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Twenty-second Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held at International Christian University in Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, 2018. All presentations are to be delivered in English.
The ASCJ now provides on-line proposal submission forms, along with information about the organization, on its recently renewed main Web site: https://ascjapan.org.