The KSAA Post-graduate Workshop 2014, held in Adelaide from 3 to 5 December, was a great success. The two keynotes, Dr Greg Evon (UNSW) and Dr Sun Hee Koo (Univ. of Auckland), both shared very intriguing ideas and experiences, and encouraged the participants to think across disciplines and regions. The Masters students, PhD candidates and post-docs also impressed with the high quality of their presentations on work in progress, as did their discussants, with very detailed feedback. On the final day, all participants posed for a group photo…
The 2015 Korea Foundation Post-graduate/Post-doc Fellowship is now open for applications. The application closing date Post-graduate (A$20,000 per year) or Post-doc (A$40,000 per year) Fellowship is now EXTENDED until Friday 7 November 2014.
Please note that the 2014 recipients of the Post-graduate Fellowship also need to re-apply for the 2015 Post-graduate Fellowship if they wish to extend their Fellowship in 2015.
UWA have announced a vacancy for a lectureship in Korean Studies or in any Social Sciences or Humanities discipline related to the study of Korea. Please find details here: http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/493588/lecturer-korean-studies-ref-493588 NB: deadline for applications is 14 November 2014.
K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as “South Korea’s greatest export”, has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans, largely through distribution over the Internet. K-pop — The international rise of the Korean music industry examines the phenomenon and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in K-pop’s ascendancy and explores how they relate to post-colonial modernisation, post-Cold War politics in East Asia, connections with the Korean diaspora, and the state-initiated campaign to accumulate soft power. Continue reading
Lecturer in Asian Studies
Applications are invited for the position of lecturer in Asian Studies with the School of Languages and Cultures, Victoria University of Wellington. This is a permanent position and commences in February 2015. The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant field, experience of teaching at a tertiary level and a developing research profile, which includes evidence of scholarly publications. Disciplinary specialisation is open, as is particular country expertise within South, Southeast and Northeast Asia, but the candidate must have an ability and willingness to teach Asian Studies from broad, comparative perspectives. The successful applicant will be expected to be involved in teaching and administering of Asian Studies undergraduate and postgraduate level. Supervision of postgraduate research will also be expected. Continue reading
The Pictori online image library continues to grow. Over the past year a few hundred unique images have been added, all with metadata, including, in some cases, geographical location (geodata). The website can be browsed by anyone, but only registered users can download full-size images. Those interested in using an image in a publication are encouraged to contact the uploader/owner of the image; Continue reading
Publication announcement: Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia (Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia)
JUST PUBLISHED: Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia by Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb (Columbia University Press, 2014). This atlas tracks the political configuration of Northeast Asia in ten-year segments from 1590 to 1890, in five-year segments from 1890 to 1960, and in ten-year segments from 1960 to 2010, delineating the distinct history and importance of the region. Continue reading