Call for Papers — KSAA 9th Biennial Conference — 25~27 Nov 2015, University of South Australia

The Call for Papers for the upcoming KSAA 9th Biennial Conference can be downloaded here.

Important Dates

Abstract submissions deadline: 31 July, 2015

Abstract acceptance notification: 31 August, 2015

Full paper submissions deadline: 10 October 2015

Registration deadline: 10 October 2015

Conference dates: 25-27 November 2015

Program (TBA)

The program and the flyer will be available here, online (PDF).

Conference Proceedings

The KSAA Biennial Conference 2015 organising committee will compile a peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings volume comprising a limited number papers presented during the conference.

Registration information (TBA)

For catering purposes, please register prior to the start of the conference. Before clicking on the link, please note the following information:
Registration fee during early bird period (TBA):
  • For KSAA members or students: AUD$50. To become a KSAA member (AUD$20 for students, AUD$40 for staff/non-students), please click here. Spouses and guests also pay AUD$50.
  • For non-KSAA members: AUD$100.
Regular registration fee (TBA):
  • For KSAA members or students: AUD$100. To become a KSAA member (AUD$20 for students, AUD$40 for staff/non-students), please click here. Spouses and guests pay AUD$50.
  • For non-KSAA members: AUD$150.

Participants registered as KSAA members may be asked for proof of membership, so please bring along a printed email in regards to your registration/proof of payment.

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The National Library of Australia seeks a library officer for their Korea Unit

The National Library is seeking an energetic and committed person with well-developed practical experience in acquiring, cataloguing and processing Korean library materials. This position is also responsible for providing reference and information services to researchers and the general public. More info can be found here.

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KSAA Post-graduate Workshop 2014… a success!

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…

2014 KSAA Postgrad Workshop_Adelaide


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Korea Foundation Post-graduate/Post-doc Fellowships 2015 (deadline extended to 7 November!)

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.

Please note that the Korea Foundation has revised the application and review process for the 2015 KF Post-graduate/Post-doc Fellowship as applicants now need to apply via the Korea Foundation’s online site (


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Lectureship in Korean Studies at UWA (Perth)

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: NB: deadline for applications is 14 November 2014.

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New publication: K-pop — The international rise of the Korean music industry

K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 K-pop book coveras “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

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Vacancy (lecturer/Assist. Prof.) in Asian studies at VUW

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

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