Publication announcement: Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia (Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia)

HANEAJUST 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

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Australian National University

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

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The KSAA’s 3rd Postgraduate Workshop — Call for Papers — DEADLINE EXTENDED

  • 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.

Please submit the application form (research students should use this form; early career researchers should use this form) along with an abstract of no more than 500 words by 31 July 2014.

  • 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.

If you are a senior scholar interested in being a discussant for the Workshop, please submit an expression of interest by 30 August 2014 (download here). The travel costs of discussants based in Australia or New Zealand will also be reimbursed.
Important dates:
  • Due date for Proposal: 30 August 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: ± 5 September 2014
  • Due date for Full Paper: 31 October 2014

NB:

  • 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.

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Call for Abstracts: The 7th World Congress of Korean Studies!

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

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Encouraging readership of IROKS

Christopher Richardson, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney’s Dept. of Korean Studies, has received many responses in regards to his 2013 article in the International Review of Korean Studies (IROKS) exploring children’s literature in the DPRK. The article was referred to in a number of mainstream media outlets:

More information on the IROKS journal can be found here: http://www.kri.unsw.edu.au/IROKS.htm

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Lectureship position at the University of Queensland

A lectureship position has been announced at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Queensland (level B and C).

The successful appointee will engage, as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision.

For more information: http://www.unijobs.com.au/show.php?title=lecturer_in_korean_99156_99156

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Calligrapher Kim Jang-Hyun captivates audiences across the ACT

With the generous support of the Academy of Korean Studies, the ANU’s Korea Institute proudly hosted multiple award-winning calligrapher Kim Jang-hyun from 23 to 28 February 2014. During his stay, Mr Kim gave a two-day workshop for students and the general public, visited Narrabundah College to lecture on the many different styles of Korean calligraphy, and opened his large 3-month-long exhibition at ANU’s Menzies library with a wonderful performance on giant canvasses. The exhibition, which is open to the general public, will be on until early June this year; it comprises both Korean and Chinese calligraphy across a wide variety of styles.

Part of Mr Kim's exhibition at ANU's Menzies library

Part of Mr Kim Jang-Hyun’s exhibition at ANU’s Menzies library

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“Sunrise”

Mr Kim and ANU's Roald Maliangkay

Mr Kim and ANU’s Roald Maliangkay

Mr Kim guiding the workshop participants.

Mr Kim guiding the workshop participants.

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