Committee on Korean Studies-Sponsored Panel for San Diego AAS (2013)

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