Call for Papers: 2021 Korea Research Collaboratory (Korea Research Centre, UWA)

Call for Papers2021 Korea Research Collaboratory: Emotions — Attachment and connection in Korea’s past and present (Korea Research Centre at UWA).

Terms such as han (한), jeong (정) and perceived practices such as injeong juui (인정주의), yeon-go juui (연고주의) and inmaek (인맥) have been claimed (by some) as distinctly Korean experiences of attachment and connection that have created a dynamic sense of self that is relational, interdependent, and interconnected. Most often these terms have been studied in psychological, therapeutic, pastoral and sociological contexts. With this collaboratory, we wish to broaden the analysis of such concepts and their lived experiences to analysis within the arts, literature, media, historical and contemporary social practice, by focussing particularly on their expressive forms.

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UWA Korea Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship. Deadline 31 July!

The newly-established Korean Research Centre at UWA is seeking to make a fixed-term, fractional appointment for a KRC Postdoctoral Fellow at 0.6FTE for 9 months, Level A.8, commencing at the latest by September 1 2020, within the School of Humanities. It is to work specifically within one of the Centre’s key themes: Emotions (other themes that will be explored in future years will be Body and Identity). Continue reading

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Asian Studies Review welcomes a review of “Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia”

Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia (Palgrave, 2018) by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Wong includes very interesting chapters on East Asian (i.e. not Southeast or South Asian) — including Korean — fashion. Anyone interested in reviewing this book for Asian Studies Review is encouraged to send an email to the publisher, and get in touch with ASR editor A/Prof. Hundt.

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Monash Uni’s 2nd Biennial Melbourne Metropolitan Korean Studies Meeting, 17/07/20

Monash University Korean Studies presents – Second Biennial Melbourne Metropolitan Korean Studies Meeting, 10:30 AM ~ 5:00 PM (AET), Online via ZOOM. Continue reading

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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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