The Center for Korean Studies is pleased to join the Academy of Korean Studies in hosting the 7th World Congress of Korean Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa November 5 – 7, 2014. The theme of the Congress is “Korean Studies: A New Perspective Toward Global Humanities.”
The aim of the congress is to bring Koreanists from around the world together to discuss their research and exchange ideas about their scholarly interests. Approximately two hundred scholars from Korea and other Asian countries as well as the United States, Europe, and Oceania are taking part in the conference. Begun at the Academy of Korean Studies in 2002, subsequent World Congresses have been held in 2005 (Beijing), 2006 (Cheju), 2008 (Seoul), 2010 (Taipei), and 2012 (Academy of Korean Studies).
After opening formalities at the Ala Moana Hotel on November 5, the main work of the Congress will take place November 6 and 7 at the East-West Center’s Imin International Conference Center on the UH Manoa campus.
Dr. Uchang Kim will open Thursday’s program at 9:30 a.m. with a keynote speech titled “Globality and Universality: Towards a New Horizon Beyond East and West.” Kim is a distinguished literary critic and scholar of English literature who is now professor emeritus at Korea University. During his career, he has been a professor of English literature at Seoul National University and Korea University and the dean of the Korea University Graduate School. He will speak in Keoni Auditorium.
The conference presentations are organized in multiple morning and afternoon sessions of six concurrent panels each. Forty-one panels in all are on the schedule. A guide to the sessions can be found at http://bit.ly/1u20W6S. For further information, telephone the Center for Korean Studies at (808) 956‑7041.