History

The KSAA 대양주한국학회 was established on 15 July 1994 at the Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. The founding President was Dr Kenneth Wells (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia), Vice-Presidents Dr Wol-Young Seo (Swinburn University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia) and Dr Hong-Key Yoon (The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand), Secretary Dr Duk-Soo Park (The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia), Newsletter Editor Ms Minjung Lah (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia), and Treasurer Mr Ron Munro (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

Early in February 1995, the KSAA Constitution was formally adopted with some amendments that were needed for the inclusion of New Zealand memberships, at the conference of Korean Studies held at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

On 9 July 1996, the second election of executive committee members took place at the KSAA business meeting at the ASAA Biennial Conference at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. President elected was Dr Duk-Soo Park (The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia), Vice-Presidents Dr Kenneth Wells (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) and Dr Stephen Epstein (Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand), Secretaries Minjung Lah (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) and Kyu-Suk Shin (Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia), and Newsletter Editor Dr Wol-Young Seo (Swinburn University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia), and Treasurer Mr Ron Munro (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

The 1998 ASAA Conference, held at the University of New South Wales (28 September – 1 October 1998), included four panels in Korean Studies: Religion and Politics in Colonial Korea (Chair, Pankaj Mohan), Religion and Society in Northeast Asia (Chair, Kenneth Wells), Korean Language Education (Chair, Duk-Soo Park), and Korean Linguistics (Chair, Chong-Woon Kim).

On 30 September 1998, there was an election of the KSAA office bearers during the 1998 ASAA annual conference that was held at the University of New South Wales. The following people were elected: Dr Chung-Sok Suh (President, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Dr Ken Wells (Vice President, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia), Dr Stephen Epstein (Vice-President, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand), Dr Young-A Cho (Secretary, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia), Dr Ki-Sung Kwak (Treasurer, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia) and Dr Andrei Lan’kov (Newsletter Editor, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

On 5 July 2000, the new office bearers were elected at the general meeting held in Melbourne University: Dr Kenneth Wells (President, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia), Dr Stephen Epstein (Vice President, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand), Dr Young-A Cho (Vice President, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia), Dr. John Jorgensen (Secretary, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia), Dr Duk-Soo Park (Treasurer, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia), Professor John McKay (Executive Member, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) and Dr Andrei Lan’kov (Newsletter Editor, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

On 1 July 2003, at the KSAA general meeting held at the Australian National University, the following new office bearers were elected: Dr Kyu-Suk Shin (President, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia), Professor Ken Wells (Vice President, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia), Dr Changzoo Song (Vice President, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand), Dr Chung-Sok Suh (Secretary, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Dr Gregory Evon (Treasurer, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Dr Gi-Hyun Shin (Newsletter Editor, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia).

On 15 July 2005, at the KSAA general meeting held at the Australian National University, the following new executive members were elected: Dr Gi-Hyun Shin (President, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Dr Kyu-Suk Shin (Vice President, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia), Dr Changzoo Song (Vice President, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand), Dr Chung-Sok Suh (Secretary, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia), Mr Hyun Chang (Treasurer, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia), Mr Chong-Woon Kim (Newsletter Editor/Webmaster, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia).

On 13 July 2007, at the KSAA general meeting held at Curtin University of Technology, the following new executive members were elected: Assoc. Prof. Hong-key Yoon (President, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand), Dr John Jorgensen (Vice President, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia), Dr Changzoo Song (Vice President, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand), Professor Ken Wells (Newsletter Editor, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia), Dr Duk-Soo Park (Treasurer, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia) and Assoc. Prof. Chung-Sok Suh (Secretary, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

On 10 July 2009, at the KSAA general meeting held at the University of Sydney, the following new executive members were elected:

  • President: Assoc. Prof. Chung-Sok Suh, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Vice President (NZ): Assoc. Prof. Hong-key Yoon, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Vice President (Australia): Dr Young-A Cho, Monash University, Australia
  • Secretary: Dr John Jorgensen, Griffith University, Australia
  • Treasurer: Dr Ruth Barraclough, Australian National University, Australia
  • Newsletter Editor: Dr Stephen Epstein, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

In February 2010, Dr John Jorgensen resigned from the position of Secretary. Dr Greg Evon was invited as the Secretary for the remainder of the term.

On 18 November 2011, at the KSAA general meeting held at the University of New South Wales, the following new executive members were elected:

  • President: Assoc. Prof. You-il Lee, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Vice President (NZ): Dr Inshil Yoon, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Vice President (Australia): Professor Hyaeweol Choi, Australian National University
  • Secretary: Dr Seong-Chul Shin, University of New South Wales
  • Treasurer: Dr Roald Maliangkay, Australian National University
  • Newsletter Editor: Professor Chung-Sok Suh, University of New South Wales

On 19 July 2013, by way of a Skype meeting, the following KSAA members agreed to take up their respective roles as follows:

  • President: Assoc. Prof. You-il Lee, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Secretary: Dr Seong-Chul Shin, University of New South Wales
  • Treasurer: Dr Jo Elfving-Hwang, University of Western Australia
  • Newsletter Editor: Professor Chung-Sok Suh, University of New South Wales
  • Website manager: Dr Roald Maliangkay, the Australian National University, Canberra
  • Regular member: Dr Changzhoo Song, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Regular member: Dr Young-A Cho, Monash University, Melbourne

The 1st KSAA Biennial Conference was held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, on 27-28 September 1999. The conference proceedings were published entitled, Linking Korea and Australasia for the New CenturyFull conference proceedings (PDF) (NB: ± 9 MB file).

The 2nd KSAA Biennial Conference was held at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, on 24-25 September 2001. The conference proceedings were published entitled, Korean Studies at the Dawn of the Millennium. Full conference proceedings (PDF) (NB: ± 5 MB file).

The 3rd KSAA Biennial Conference was held at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, on 30 June-1 July 2003. The conference proceedings were published entitled, Korea: Language, Knowledge and Society.  Full conference proceedings (PDF) (NB: ± 9 MB file).

The 4th KSAA Biennial Conference, titled Intellectual Engagements with Korea: Diversity in Korean Studies in Australasia, was held at the University of Auckland, 14-15 July 2005. Selected papers have been published as conference proceedings. Full conference proceedings (PDF) (NB: ± 13 MB file).

The 5th Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) Biennial Conference was held at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, during 12-13 July 2007. The theme of the conference was “Enlightening Korea: Converging or Diverging”. Full conference proceedings (PDF) (NB: ± 9 MB file).

The 6th KSAA Biennial Conference was held at the University of Sydney, Australia, on 9–10 July 2009. The conference theme was Global Korea: Old and New. Individual papers can be downloaded below.

Introduction by editor Duk-Soo Park

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

REFEREED PAPERS

NON-REFEREED PAPERS

The 7th KSAA Biennial Conference was held on 16-18 November, 2011 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The theme of the conference was “Korean Studies in the Era of Global Partnership”. Conference Program (PDF)

The 8th KSAA Biennial Conference was held on 27-28 June, 2013 at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. The theme of the conference was “Korea and the Southern Hemisphere”. Full conference proceedings (PDF) (NB: ± 3.5 MB file).

The 9th KSAA Biennial Conference was held on 25-27 November, 2015 at the University of South Australia. The theme of the conference was “Korean Studies beyond Australasia”. Full conference program (PDF).

 

 

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