The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is hosting its third annual conference on Friday, April 27, 2018. The conference title is “Populism, Alternative Truths, and Voices from the Fringe in Korea.” The objective is to discuss various forms of fringe groups, ideas, and movements, as well as the dynamics between fringe and center throughout Korean history, modern and premodern.
Conference organizers welcome contributions from any discipline, including anthropology, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology. They hope to derive conclusions that are relevant to understanding contemporary events and developments.
Those interested in presenting at the conference, should send a 250-word abstract plus a short personal introduction to Nuri Kim at email@example.com by the end of the day Friday, January 19, 2018 (EST). Send questions regarding the conference to the same address.
The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship for the academic year 2018–2019. The fellow is expected to conduct research on Korean literature or related topics. He or she is also expected to be in residence at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and to participate actively in the intellectual life of the Center for Korean Studies.
This appointment is for one year starting August 1, 2018, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Compensation for the position is a stipend of $3,750 per month with no additional benefits.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by August 1, 2018, and should not have received the degree more than five years prior to the appointment date. Field of study should be in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or a related field. Ability to speak, read, and write both in English and Korean with professional working proficiency is desirable.
The fellowship is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005). This grant is to promote Korean studies internationally in higher learning institutions. The Center for Korean Studies is working to expand the university’s curriculum with Korea-focused courses and to increase its Korean studies outreach activities. Publications developed or published while funded on this grant must acknowledge the Academy of Korean Studies.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research project proposal (not more than two pages, single-spaced), and two letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Combine all application materials into a single PDF file and use the subject line “AKS Post-doc Fellowship Search_surname, first name”.
The application deadline is January 19, 2018. Inquiries about the fellowship may be directed to Dr. Sang-Hyop Lee, director of the Center for Korean Studies, telephone (808) 956‑7041 or e-mail email@example.com.
For further information about the University of Hawai‘i Center for Korean Studies and its programs, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/.
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The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies (Bochumer Jahrbuch zur Ostasienforschung) is now accepting submissions, in either English or German, for edition 41, which is scheduled for publication in winter 2018. All papers submitted will undergo double-blind peer review.
The Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies has been published since 1978 by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. It serves as an international forum for academic publications on East Asian research, with individual research papers making up the larger part of the journal.
With funding from the Academy of Korean Studies for the Core University Program for Korean Studies, the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany, invites applications for the position of visiting assistant professor of the Tübingen Global Korea Project.
The contract period for this position is commences on March 1, 2018, and ends on February 28, 2021. Requirements for appointment are a Ph.D. degree in Korean studies or a related discipline, as well as proficiency in spoken and written Korean and in German or English. The Ph.D. must have been completed by the time of appointment.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach two courses per semester (four hours per week) and to contribute to administrative work, especially in facilitating the Tübingen Global Korea Project.
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.