Inaugural Ra Jong-yil lecture in Cambridge

Cambridge University is celebrating its first dedicated Korean Studies post with a new series of lectures. The Ra Jong-yil Annual Lecture Series in Korean Studies will be launched by Dr Ra Jong-yil himself, who will talk on ‘The Discovery of the World – A Korean Perspective‘ The lecture is to be held at 5pm on […]

KCC talk: Images of Korean Women

A reminder of the upcoming lecture at the KCC, Wednesday 24 September. Lecture Title: The Image of Korean Women based on the Tale of Chunhyang Date / Time: 24th September 2008, 18:30-19:30 Lecturer: Prof LIM Jeong Taeg (Director, Institute of Media Arts, Yonsei Univ.) A Tale of Chunhyang: 13th Century, young Mongryong, Namwan Province’s governor’s […]

James Scarth Gale Translation Prize

The Centre for the Study of Korea (CSK) at the University of Toronto hosts the annual James Scarth Gale translation prize for non-fiction pieces of writing on Korea. The top prize is awarded a sum of $2,500. The objective of the prize is to promote, and make public, materials useful for teachers of undergraduate courses […]

BAKS 2008 Cambridge Conference: first announcement

THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES 2008 Biennial Conference ‘The Koreas at 60: Looking Back, Looking Forward’ FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT The Association will host its biennial conference at Clare College, the University of Cambridge from Monday 8 September to Wednesday 10 September. The Keynote Speaker on the evening of 8 September will be Prof. Meredith Jung-En […]

Dr Hyun-key Kim Hogarth: how to be an anthropologist of your own culture

Known to her neighbours in Kent as Kim Hogarth, Hyun-key left Korea in 1968 before she’d even learned to cook Korean food. Her CV says ‘Nationality: British’. But it’s her academic work on Korean shamanism that keeps her busy giving papers and publishing books. Jennifer Barclay met the social anthropologist in London to find out […]

Sunset for the Sunshine Policy?

The inaugural Global Korea Lecture will be held on Wednesday 28 May at the KCC at 6:30pm The lecture will be on the subject: South and North Korea : Sunset for the Sunshine Policy? and will be given by ‘Britain’s leading Korea watcher’ Aidan Foster-Carter. Dr. Kwang Ho Chun will chair. Aidan Foster-Carter has followed […]

The Anglo-Korean Society post-graduate bursary

Not to be confused with the SOAS / AKS post-graduate bursary. That particular AKS is the Academy of Korean Studies. This post is about the Anglo-Korean Society’s bursary, administered by BAKS. Having sorted out that little confusion, read on… The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering a single […]

SOAS – AKS Postgraduate Bursary

SOAS is pleased to announce a second postgraduate Korean Studies scholarship for the academic year 2008-9. In addition to the previously announced Sochon Foundation Scholarship, SOAS will also be offering, in conjunction with the Academy of Korean Studies, the AKS Postgraduate Bursary. The bursary is worth £4,090 and can only be used to pay for […]

Sochon Foundation Scholarship at SOAS

Recently received from SOAS. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London is pleased to announce a new scholarship for Korean Studies. The Sochon Foundation Scholarship is open to students wishing to study for a Korea-related degree at postgraduate level, commencing in the coming academic year (2008-9). For more details please see this […]

Harvard Online: The Two Koreas

Beginning January 31, students living anywhere in the world can examine key historical forces that have created and shaped the two Koreas before, during, and after the actual partition of the country in 1945 in a new Harvard Extension School online course, HIST E-1814 The Two Koreas. Harvard’s Carter J. Eckert, PhD, Yoon Se Young […]

Paul French: Chollima Speed to Slow Motion Famine

In Cambridge and London this week. First, Tuesday, 29th January, 2008 at 5pm in the Common Room, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge. The University of Cambridge Department of East Asian Studies presents an East Asia Institute seminar: Paradise Lost: From Chollima Speed to Slow Motion Famine How North Korea Got […]

Anglo-Korean Society postgraduate bursary

ANGLO-KOREAN SOCIETY BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES The AKS and BAKS are pleased to announce the Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Programme. A single £500 bursary is being offered on a competitive basis to taught and research post-graduate students. The submission date for all applications will be 1 April, 2008. The programme will be administered by […]

Discussion: The South Korean class struggle

As a conservative prepares to take over in Seoul, in London a Marxist provides some commentary on the class struggle in South Korea. At the slightly anti-social time of 6pm on Saturday evening at Housman’s bookshop near Kings Cross, Loren Goldner will speak as follows: From Mass Strike to Casualization and Retreat: The Korean Working […]

Fakes and curruption in art and academia

There has been a number of stories of fakes recently. Here’s a brief round-up of links 1 Shin Jeong-ah. Dongguk University Fires Bogus Professor, Korea Times, 20 July Stroke of luck, raw talent fueled Shin’s ascent, JoongAng Daily, 14 July. Some selected extracts: Shin Jeong-ah was 23 when the 1995 collapse of the Sampoong Department […]

Oxford lecture on Koguryo and Balhae

With apologies for the late notice, I’ve just heard about a lecture on Koguryo and Balhae / Parhae / Bohai at Oxford tomorrow. Details as follows: Institute for Chinese Studies University of Oxford Trinity Term 2007 Seminar Series Koguryo and Bohai in the East Asian world order Tineke D’Haeseleer Institute of Chinese Studies University of […]

Call for papers – Edinburgh conference 20-22 Sept

Call for Papers: 4th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention (KSGSC) in Europe Edinburgh, UK: 20-22 September 2007 The School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh (UK) is pleased to announce the 4th Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention. The event is hosted by the University of Edinburgh (UK) and will take place […]

Two free talks this Friday (16 March)

Firstly, Chatham House Korea Discussion Group: 13.15-14.30 (Lunch 12.45-13.15 – £10 charge) Keeping the Flame of Human Rights in the Korean Peninsula: The Role of an International Human Rights NGO, Amnesty International in the Two Koreas Speaker: Rajiv Narayan Chair: Jim Hoare Further details on the Chatham House website. Secondly, SOAS Centre for Korean Studies […]