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 https://apply.interfolio.com/34256 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 →

Korea Foundation Professor in Contemporary Korean Society-Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Korea Foundation Professor in Contemporary Korean Society Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at NTU Singapore invites applications for the position of Korea Foundation… Read more →

13th Korean Studies Graduate Students Conference in Europe 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark

The KSGSC committee is pleased to announce the 13th convention for graduate students, hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies (located in Amager; metro: Islands Brygge). The conference aims to give graduate students in all Korea-related fields an opportunity to present their research, share academic interests, and strengthen ties with other junior scholars. This… Read more →

Irish Association for Asian Studies

The first Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Asian Studies will be held in Dublin City University on 17th and 18th June 2016. It is jointly organised by IAAS and the School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. The theme of the conference is Commemoration. We hope the conference will provide a platform for lively discussions amongst scholars from interdisciplinary… Read more →

CFP 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 announce a Call for Papers for the JEASC Triennial Conference… Read more →