Beginning with the Toronto annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies this year, the Committee on Korean Studies of the AAS Northeast Asia Council began sponsoring innovative panels on Korean studies that present the broader Asian studies community with a knowledge that is interdisciplinary, transnational, comparative, and relevant to the issues of today’s world.
The committee is planning to sponsor one panel at the 2013 annual meeting in San Diego which places the history, culture, politics, and/or economy of the Korean peninsula in global perspectives.
Of especial interest are proposals for panels in non-traditional formats (i.e., roundtable) that are tightly focused around a pressing issue of debate, innovative methodological approaches, and comparative perspectives. Some possible examples include (1) Representations of the “foreign” in contemporary Korean culture and (2) Discourses on youth and popular culture in neo-liberal South Korea.
All proposals will be vetted through the standard process. If chosen, the committee will nominate a panel for sponsorship. For further details, contact Todd A. Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.