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NLA move a threat to Korean studies

The NLA is preparing to abolish its 2016 curatorial mission in favour of one that is more directly focused on Australia and the Pacific and singles out China and (in a more limited capacity) Indonesia for continued curatorial support. While the move is presumably aimed at managing the negative pressure from its ever-dwindling funds, the NLA’s senior management has more or less sidelined the academic community in its drastic move. Continue reading

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KSAA strongly endorses statement adopted by the councils of AKSE and EAJS against COVID-19-related racism

The important statement below was adopted by the councils of AKSE and EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies), and is strongly endorsed by the KSAA. For the original post, dated 25 May 2020, please click here.

Since the start of the COVID19 pandemic, Europe has witnessed a growing number of incidences of anti-Asian violence. East Asians are being physically assaulted on European streets, yelled at, subjected to verbal attacks and to a variety of discriminatory treatments including abrupt cancellation of rental contracts and denial of essential services, medical treatment included. Continue reading

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