Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC), Triennial Conference 2016

Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC), Triennial Conference 2016 Hosted by SOAS, University of London 7th to  9th September 2016 The British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) and the British Association for Korean Studies (BAKS) together with the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS will hold the JEASC Triennial Conference at SOAS, London from Wednesday… Read more →

University of Malaga – Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Malaga, through the Vicerrectorate of Strategic Project’s, calls for attracting young postdoctoral researchers, International or Spaniards living abroad, with at least one year of postdoctoral experience out of Spain, at Malaga University’s research groups. The scholarship is aimed to diverse fields of investigation, including Korean Studies, department that is being developed and growing in relevance at the… Read more →

SOAS – Lecturer in International Business and Management (Japan and Korea)

  12 months fixed term contract from September 2016. The School of Finance and Management at SOAS invites applications for two posts of Lecturer in International Management tenable from September 2016 (12 months fixed term). You will be expected to convene and teach core theory and regional/thematic modules in international management, the business environment and/or finance at undergraduate and postgraduate… Read more →

Lecturer in Korean Studies–University of Central Lancashire

  The School of Journalism, Language and Communication at the University of Central Lancashire wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Korean Studies to play a key role in the development of this fast growing subject within the portfolio of the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in International Studies and Languages. The successful applicant will have a good honours degree… Read more →

Book Review: The Capitalist Unconscious, by Hyun Ok Park

  Hyun Ok Park. The Capitalist Unconscious: From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea. Columbia University Press, 2015. 400 pp. ISBN: 9780231171922 Reviewed by Christopher Green, PhD candidate at Leiden University. Follow him on twitter @dest_pyongyang.   Crisis as a driver of social change is scarcely a new idea. The desire to fundamentally alter the status quo appears to transcend partisan politics. Perhaps that is inevitable, for if one… Read more →

Asia Literary Review–Special Issue on Korean Writers

The Asia Literary Review has just published a second special issue, this time focusing on young Korean writers, and will be launching in London in the second week of May, with events featuring Han Yujoo and Cheon Myeong-kwan, and Deborah Smith, translator of Booker-shortlisted The Vegetarian, by Han Kang, at Asia House, SOAS and the Korean Cultural Centre. For full… Read more →

Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies at SKKU

The Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies at SKKU has launched itself and is recruiting. This institution is modelled after the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama and seeks to establish itself as the premier institution for higher-level language training offered to non-East Asian students who have different learning needs from their Chinese and Japanese colleagues. For more information, see their… Read more →

Project Officer (REQ002108) Preston Campus-University of Central Lancaster

The International Institute of Korean Studies UCLAN (IKSU) was established under the leadership of Professor Hazel Smith as a multidisciplinary hub of research, teaching and public policy in the study of contemporary Korea. The post-holder will support the IKSU Director in the successful development of the commercial and academic operation of IKSU.  As the Project Officer for IKSU you will… Read more →

University of Pittsburgh–Non-Tenure Stream Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures 2016-2017

Non-Tenure Stream Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures 2016-2017 The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year non-tenure stream appointment as (NTS) visiting assistant professor, beginning September, 2016, pending budgetary approval. Areas of teaching and research interest of the successful candidate should include Korean film, modern and… Read more →

AKSE Conference 20-23 April 2017 in Prague–Call for Papers

The Department of Korean Studies at Charles University in Prague will host the 28th biennial AKSE Conference from 20 (Thursday) to 23 (Sunday) April 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Association for Korean Studies in Europe, founded in 1977, is the main scholarly society for Korean Studies in greater Europe. Its objectives are to stimulate and coordinate academic Korean studies… Read more →