[Blueboard] [CALL FOR PAPERS] 6th Annual Korea University Graduate Student Conference

Korean Studies Program [LS] ksp.soss at ateneo.edu
Mon Jan 8 14:55:25 +08 2018

*Overturning Assumptions and Creating New Approaches to Asian Studies *

*Korea University, Seoul, South Korea *
*Friday, May 25th, 2018 *

The *Korea University Graduate Student (KUGS) Conference* invites graduate
students from around the world and conducting research in Asian studies to
submit abstracts for our 2018 conference. The KUGS Conference is an annual
conference which aims to provide a forum for graduate students to exchange
ideas and discuss current research on Asian studies. This conference on
Korea University’s Anam campus in Seoul is an opportunity for young
scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent
scholars. The conference will also enable participants to meet others in
their field conducting similar research, and to gain experience in
presenting their work for discussion.

The 2018 Annual Korea University Graduate Student Conference special theme
is “Overturning Assumptions and Creating New Approaches to Asian Studies”
and welcomes papers that focus on any historical time period. Scholars with
bold and different approaches help to deepen our understanding of Asian
studies and build on already constructed ideas through new interpretations.
Our 2018 conference provides a space for young researchers studying Asian
studies with innovative ideas to push our perspectives forward.

The 2017 conference was held in conjunction with the 2017 AAS-in-ASIA
Conference, one day before the AAS conference began, and had sixty
presenters with three sessions including East Asian History, Korean
Literature, Language and Culture, Japanese and Chinese Studies.

*Eligibility and Application Guidelines: *
1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a program of graduate study
("postgraduate" in British degree classification systems).
2. Papers must be related to Asian studies, mainly Korean, Chinese, and
Japanese studies.
3. Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words.
*4. Deadline for abstract submission: Sunday, January 28th, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time*.
5. Please include your name, program of graduate study, and contact
information with your abstract submission.

Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by mid-February.
Housing: Housing will be available for those presenting papers.

*Inquiries:* For general conference and abstract submission inquiries,
please contact: *koreahistoryconference at gmail.com
<koreahistoryconference at gmail.com>*



Korean Studies in Ateneo de Manila University was first set up in 2012 as
the Ateneo Initiative for Korean Studies (AIKS) -- a platform for
consolidating all Korea-related initiatives in the university and for
incubating an autonomous academic Program on Korea. Within a short span of
2 years, the initiatives resulted to a Minor Program in Korean Studies;
which was incubated in and by the Department of Modern Languages of the
School of Humanities; and another year later, to the creation of
a full-fledged Korean Studies Program (KSP) under the School of Social
Sciences, the first of its kind in the country. Through its close
collaboration with other academic departments within the university and
with Korean Studies experts and organizations here and abroad, KSP was able
to grow as an Interdisciplinary Hub for Examining, Engaging and
Experiencing Korea in Philippine Academia, with the widest course offerings
on Korean Studies for undergraduate students, covering themes across
various disciplines in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Apart from its
regular courses, KSP likewise offers Extramural Classes to the public and
has similarly pioneered the conduct of Regional and Inter-university Korean
Studies Outreach Seminars/Workshops/Lectures through its 'Korea 101 Lab'
Program. In 2016, it completed the development of the 'Portal of Korean
Studies Resources in the Philippines', the only database that collates and
centralizes access to Korean Studies references in the country. Through
continuous research and collaboration with its partners, KSP endeavors to
promote the critical study of Korea and contribute to the strengthening of
Philippines-Korea relations.

For inquiries, contact:
Korean Studies Program, School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University
3rd Floor, Leong Hall, ADMU
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Philippines
ksp.soss at ateneo.edu / jabucal at ateneo.edu
+63 2 426 6001 local 5245 / +63 2 351 1620
FACEBOOK: Ateneo Korean Studies Program



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