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
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Australian National University
The Korea Institute at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is seeking to recruit a highly talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join a world-class group of researchers to contribute to Korea-related research fields of humanities and social sciences.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is for a fixed period of two years, beginning in August 2015. Continue reading
- The Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) is pleased to hold its 3rd workshop for postgraduate students and early career scholars in Korean Studies on 4 and 5 December, 2014, at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. The workshop is supported by the Korea Foundation, as part of their ongoing effort to support scholarships in Korean studies and foster the field in Australia and New Zealand. NB: the deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 August.
The workshop is designed to provide a forum for young researchers in Korean studies to present original research and receive feedback from senior scholars. The primary goal is to have research students and early career researchers present a proposal for research or a progress report on an on-going research project, and receive constructive comments and suggestions from academics in their respective field.
- Students will also need to obtain a reference letter from their supervisor.
- Recipients of Korea Foundation postgraduate scholarships are particularly encouraged to take part.
Please note that all presenters for accepted papers can have their travel costs reimbursed, provided they are based in Australia or New Zealand.
- Due date for Proposal: 30 August 2014
- Notification of Acceptance: ± 5 September 2014
- Due date for Full Paper: 31 October 2014
- Early career researchers are scholars who have completed their PhD within the last five years.
- A small number of the papers of the workshop will be selected for publication with the International Review of Korean Studies, subject to the outcome of their review process.
- The details of accommodation and travel assistance will be announced later.
The 7th World Congress of Korean Studies will be held at University of Hawai’i at Manoa campus from 5 to 7 November 2014. Anyone interested in participating is strongly encouraged to apply. Continue reading