BAKS Bursaries 2014-2015 announced

The British Association for Korean Studies administers two bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for both schemes this year is April 8th, 2014.

1) Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary
Download details and form here.

The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering four £1000 bursaries on a competitive basis to post-graduate students.

2) The British Korean Veterans Association / Samsung Study Year Abroad Bursary
Download details and form here.

The British Korean Veterans Association through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering bursaries to undergraduate students on programmes of full-time academic study in which the study of the Korean language is an integral part of the programme, and which requires the student to spend a full academic session or part-session in Korea receiving intensive language tuition for the period of stay in Korea.

New issue of BAKS Papers published

Volume 15 of our journal BAKS Papers is now available to buy from this website. Please click the link below to purchase.

BAKS Papers volume 15 (2013) Buy BAKS Papers 15
‘The Korean Peninsula in 2032′

Contents:

  • Editorial Introduction, ‘The Korean Peninsula in 2032′
  • Hyun-Gwi Park, ‘The ‘Multicultural Family’ and the Politics of Selective Inclusion in South Korea’
  • Glen David Kuecker, ‘South Korea’s New Songdo City: From Neo-liberal Globalisation to the Twenty-first Century Green Economy’
  • Robert Winstanley-Chesters, ‘2032: Juche-Oriented Environmental Futures’
  • Young-hae Chi, ‘Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Environmental Crises as a Formative Factor for the Korea of 2032’
  • Bum Chul Shin and Il Han Bae, ‘North Korea’s Dual Network of Mobile Telecommunications Systems and the Futures of the Korean Peninsula’
  • Christopher K. Green and Steven C. Denney, ‘An Institutional Approach to Economic Reform and Development: Towards a Developmental Understanding of North Korea’

CFP: Korean Cinema in a Transnational Context – Chinese-Korean Connections and Beyond

When not researched as national cinema, Korean cinema has been most often studied as South Korean cinema’s relation to former colonialist and contemporary rival Japan or the big Other of Hollywood. But Korean Cinema in a Transnational Context is multiple and rhizomatic. It is both North and South Korean, and its connections move in many other less-explored directions. In this research programme, we open up a more neglected seam: Korean cinemas, their various Chinese connections, and beyond along the socialist and post-socialist route into the former Soviet Union and the new states that have been born from it.

Organizing committee:
Kim Soyoung (Korean National University of Arts)
Chris Berry (Kings College, London)
Earl Jackson (National Chiao Tung Univ. Co-director of Trans Asia Screen Culture Institute)

Venue: Trans Asia Screen Culture Institute, Seoul, Korea
Dates: Jan 10-12, 2014

Project 1:
“Sino-Korean Film Connections and Beyond: A History in Fragments”

Project 2:
“Zhang Lu—Nomad Cinema of China and Korea”

Are you writing on one of these topics? Would you like to give a paper and contribute to an edited volume? We plan to hold a conference on this topic in January 2014, and then edit a book or a special issue of a journal based on the papers. Please send us your title and a 250-word abstract by 30 September to: transarchive2014@gmail.com

PhD and MA Scholarships for Korean Studies at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland Korean Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts invites applications for two PhD and two Master of Arts (MA) scholarships in Korean Studies funded by the Academy for Korean Studies. Applications in all areas of Korean Studies will be considered but applicants specialising in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: Anthropology and Ethnomusicology, Korean Diaspora Studies, Political Studies.

The deadline for applications for both MA and PhD scholarships is 1 October 2013.
Please download the full details here.

JEAS Conference 2013 – schedule now available

The Joint East Asian Studies Conference is organised by the British Association for Korean Studies along with the British Association for Chinese Studies and the British Association for Japanese Studies. This year it will be held at the University of Nottingham, 5-7 September.

The draft schedule for conference presentations has now been published on the conference website and can be viewed here.

BAKS Bursaries 2013-2014

The British Association for Korean Studies administers a number of bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for all three schemes is Monday April 8th, 2013.

1) Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary
Download details and form here.

The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering two £1000 bursaries on a competitive basis to post-graduate students.

2) The British Korean Veterans Association / Samsung Study Year Abroad Bursary
Download details and form here.

The British Korean Veterans Association through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering bursaries to undergraduate students on programmes of full-time academic study in which the study of the Korean language is an integral part of the programme, and which requires the student to spend a full academic session or part-session in Korea receiving intensive language tuition for the period of stay in Korea.

 3) British Association for Korean Studies Year Abroad Internship Scheme
Download details and form here.

The Year-Abroad Internship Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies (BAKS) announces a scheme for the placement of students as interns with British or Korean companies in Korea.

CFP: Joint East Asian Studies Conference

JOINT CONFERENCE
of The International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies
and
Joint East Asian Studies Conference Committee, UK
(representing the British Associations for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies)

University of Nottingham
5 – 7 September, 2013

EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES IN TRANSITION: CHALLENGES AND CONNECTIONS

Plenary Speakers:
· Prof Frank Pieke (Leiden University)
· Prof Heonik Kwon (Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, University of Cambridge)
· Prof Brett L. Walker (Montana State University, Bozeman)

The International Forum for Contemporary Chinese Studies and the Joint East Asian Studies Conference Committee of the United Kingdom are pleased to announce a joint conference of the Forum and the JEAS Conference Committee to be held at the University of Nottingham from 5 to 7 September, 2013.

The theme of this broad-based conference is ‘East Asian Societies in Transition: Challenges and Connections.’ Panels will be organised on a range of topics within the humanities and social sciences covering both thematic issues across the region and topics particular to individual countries.

Further details on guest speakers and conference charges will follow in due course. At this stage, the Joint Conference Organising Committee invites panel proposals and individual paper submissions. Proposals of 200 to 300 words should be submitted electronically by 31 March, 2013 to:

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chinese/news-events/ifccs/2013.aspx

Any enquiries can be sent to ifccs6@nottingham.ac.uk

British Association for Korean Studies Annual Symposium 2012

Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence

Date: 17 November 2012
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: SOAS, University of London, room G3

What is the future for the Korean peninsula, north and south, in the world of 2032? What are some major drivers of change that will create the Korea of 2032? What are possible scenarios for urbanisation and Korean cities? How will an immersive digital environment affect Korean culture and economy? What will the grey shift mean for Korean society and infrastructure in 2032?
Admission
The symposium is open to all. Advance registration is essential however. For registration and more information please visit the event page on the SOAS website.