Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum

Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum at the East-West CenterInfus­ing Kore­an Stud­ies into the Under­grad­u­ate Cur­ricu­lum is a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary, two-week fac­ul­ty devel­op­ment pro­gram offer­ing under­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tors oppor­tu­ni­ties to inter­act with lead­ing Kore­an stud­ies experts in an inten­sive pro­gram of lec­tures, dis­cus­sions, film screen­ings, and cul­tur­al events.

The program–to be held July 30 to August 10, 2018, at the East-West Cen­ter in Honolulu–is designed to assist insti­tu­tion­al teams and indi­vid­ual fac­ul­ty mem­bers devel­op course cur­ric­u­la and strate­gies for Asian stud­ies pro­gram devel­op­ment.

The first week of the pro­gram will include ses­sions on pre­mod­ern Kore­an his­to­ry, reli­gion, lit­er­a­ture, and visu­al cul­ture. The sec­ond week will address twentieth- and twenty-first-century Kore­an his­to­ry, eco­nom­ics, pol­i­tics, and pop­u­lar cul­ture. Ses­sion lead­ers are drawn from the fac­ul­ty of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and oth­er insti­tu­tions.

Team appli­ca­tions of 2–3 fac­ul­ty mem­bers are par­tic­u­lar­ly wel­comed. Par­tic­i­pants will receive a trav­el stipend of $400 and lodg­ing in the East-West Cen­ter fac­ul­ty guest­house. Par­tic­i­pant home insti­tu­tions are asked to cov­er remain­ing trav­el costs and a pro­gram fee of $150.

The pro­gram is spon­sored by the Asian Stud­ies Devel­op­ment Pro­gram, a joint ini­tia­tive of the East-West Cen­ter and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i. Dr. Peter D. Her­shock and Dr. Edward J. Shultz are co-directors of the sum­mer 2018 pro­gram.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, includ­ing detailed appli­ca­tion pro­ce­dures, vis­it the Asian Stud­ies Devel­op­ment Pro­gram Web site. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is March 15, 2018.

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, before sub­mit­ting man­u­scripts. Arti­cle and book-review man­u­scripts should be sub­mit­ted through our online sub­mis­sion sys­tem at

Academy of Korean Studies 2018 Grants

Academy of Korean Studies 2018 Korean studies grantsThe Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies has released the guide­lines for its 2018 Kore­an Stud­ies Grants Pro­gram. The Acad­e­my invites pro­pos­als in six cat­e­gories of grants this year, includ­ing a new pro­gram, Trans­la­tion Project of Over­seas Kore­an Stud­ies Mono­graph, intend­ed to make addi­tion­al inter­na­tion­al schol­ar­ship avail­able to Kore­an read­ers.

The grant cat­e­gories are:

  • Com­pet­i­tive Research Fund­ing: This pro­gram sup­ports investigator-chosen research, indi­vid­ual or col­lab­o­ra­tive, on Korea-related sub­jects. Researchers affil­i­at­ed with edu­ca­tion­al and research insti­tu­tions out­side of Korea are eli­gi­ble. The project direc­tor is required to have at least one research result with­in the past four years, exclud­ing dis­ser­ta­tions.
  • Con­fer­ence and Work­shop Sup­port: This pro­gram sup­ports inter­na­tion­al and nation­al aca­d­e­m­ic con­fer­ences and work­shops on Korea-related sub­jects to be held between May 2018 and April 2019.
  • Schol­ar­ly Pub­li­ca­tion Sup­port: This pro­gram assists schol­ar­ly pub­li­ca­tion for broad dis­sem­i­na­tion of orig­i­nal research results in Kore­an stud­ies, includ­ing pub­li­ca­tions in schol­ar­ly jour­nals and books. Grants are avail­able to researchers affil­i­at­ed with edu­ca­tion­al and research insti­tu­tions out­side of Korea. Sup­port for books requires that appli­cants must have a signed con­tract with an over­seas pub­lish­er of schol­ar­ly books relat­ed to Kore­an stud­ies with­out receiv­ing any oth­er pub­li­ca­tion sup­port from oth­er insti­tu­tions.
  • Edu­ca­tion­al Programs/Cultural Activ­i­ties Sup­port: This pro­gram sup­ports lec­tures, edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams, and cul­tur­al activ­i­ties designed for the dis­sem­i­na­tion of knowl­edge in Kore­an stud­ies to be pre­sent­ed between May 2018 and April 2019.
  • Trans­la­tion Project of Over­seas Kore­an Stud­ies Mono­graph: This pro­gram sup­ports trans­la­tion of Kore­an stud­ies mono­graphs pub­lished out­side of Korea from oth­er lan­guages into Kore­an.

Full descrip­tions of the grant cat­e­gories, require­ments for eli­gi­bil­i­ty, guide­lines for appli­ca­tions, and appli­ca­tion forms may be down­loaded from the Acad­e­my of Kore­an Stud­ies Web site.

Appli­ca­tions must be sent by e-mail to and must be sub­mit­ted before 23:59 (Korea Stan­dard Time) on March 4, 2018.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact Suemin Kwak, Pro­gram Coör­di­na­tor, at

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 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

KCCNA Research Travel Grants

Korean Collections Consortium logoThe Kore­an Col­lec­tions Con­sor­tium of North Amer­i­ca (KCCNA) has announced the avail­abil­i­ty of trav­el grants for researchers and edu­ca­tors in Kore­an stud­ies. These grants are intend­ed to assist Kore­an stud­ies stu­dents and schol­ars in using the spe­cial­ized library resources at the thir­teen mem­ber uni­ver­si­ties of the con­sor­tium.

This pro­gram is fund­ed by a three-year grant (2018–2020) from the Korea Foun­da­tion. The grants are avail­able to any­one except those in Korea, who are con­sid­ered already to have access to exten­sive Kore­an resources.

For pro­gram details and appli­ca­tions, vis­it The appli­ca­tion dead­line is March 15, 2018.

Con­sor­tium mem­ber libraries are Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty; Duke Uni­ver­si­ty; Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty; Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty; Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty; Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley;
UCLA; Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go; Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i; Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan; Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia; Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to; and Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton.

Inquiries may be direct­ed to Joy Kim (USC), chair of the KCCNA-Research Grant Com­mit­tee, at