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Every year at this stage in the year, I look back on the cultural highlights, whether they be live performances, exhibitions, movies or books that I have encountered over the past twelve months. Every year I lament that I’ve been unable to cover everything, that I’m getting slower and that there’s been even more to […]

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Call for Papers: Joint East Asian Studies Conference, Edinburgh, Sept 2019

by Events Editor 18 December 2018
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Deadline for this call for papers is 1 February 2019: Call for Papers Joint East Asian Studies Conference, University of Edinburgh, 4 – 6 September 2019 We are pleased to announce that the triennial Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC) will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 4 to 6 September 2019. The […]

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BAKS Call for Papers: the Agency of Korean Women

by Events Editor 28 July 2018
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The British Association for Korean Studies has published details of their 2018 workshop and Annual General Meeting in Oxford, and invites proposals for papers and panels: BAKS Workshop: The Agency of Korean Women and BAKS Annual General Meeting 29 September 2018 Wolfson College | Linton Road | Oxford OX2 6UD The British Association for Korean […]

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BAKS / SOAS conference: North Korea and North-East Asian security

by Events Editor 20 November 2017
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Notice of a conference on North East Asian security in the Paul Webley Wing of the Senate House, which will be followed by the BAKS AGM in Room 4426 of the SOAS main building. North Korea and North-East Asian security: Reconciling conflicting national interests Saturday, 2 December 2017, 2:00 – 5:00 PM SOAS, Paul Webley […]

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Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea

by Philip Gowman 24 January 2017
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An announcement on behalf of the British Korean Society, the British Korean Veterans Association and the British Association for Korean Studies: Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea The British Association for Korean Studies administers two sets of bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for both schemes this year is 3 April 2017. […]

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Conference news: the Joint East Asian Studies Conference

by Events Editor 29 August 2016
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This is a meaty conference, with something for all disciplines, co-organised by the British Associations for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies with the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies. The book of abstracts of the conference papers alone extends to 157 pages. The list of panelists is 12 pages long. And spread over 3 days at SOAS, […]

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BAKS Conference 2014 – full programme announced

by Events Editor 27 October 2014
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The programme for this year’s BAKS conference has been released. Book details are at the bottom of this post. British Association for Korean Studies Conference 2014 Korean Identities in a Global Age University of Sheffield, Halifax Hall, The Endcliffe Village, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield S10 3ER 21–23 November 2014 Schedule Friday (21 November 2014) Arrival […]

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Call for Papers – BAKS Conference 2014

by Philip Gowman 17 June 2014
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The CFP for the 2014 BAKS conference: Korean Identities in a Global Age Call for Papers for a Conference, 21-23 November 2014 British Association of Korean Studies (to be convened at the University of Sheffield) From the birth of modern Korea, the Korean people have been prominently entwined with and influential upon global events, but […]

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East Asian Societies in Transition: Challenges and Connections — Joint East Asian Studies Conference at Nottingham

by Events Editor 8 August 2013
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I always try to get to the BAKS and Joint East Asian Studies conferences – a great way to learn, meet like-minded people, broaden your horizons and enjoy yourself. This one looks particularly interesting. There will be six panels on Korea: two on North Korea, two on popular culture in South Korea, one on historiography, […]

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Futurology in Korean Studies: hell in a handcart or hallyu heaven? LKL reports from the 2012 BAKS conference

by Philip Gowman 28 November 2012
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The annual BAKS Conference on 17 November ambitiously attempted to look into the crystal ball to see what the Korean peninsula might look like in 20 years time. To help in that crystal ball gazing, the list of speakers included some non-Koreanists in a valuable initiative to introduce specialists to provide a different perspective. The […]

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Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence. BAKS 2012 conference at SOAS

by Events Editor 23 October 2012
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The annual BAKS conference is always a ridiculously cheap and thought-provoking day, and it never seems long enough. It is of course compulsory. See you there. British Association for Korean Studies Annual Symposium: Korea’s Place in the World: Now and Twenty Years Hence On 17 November 2012 Presenters will discuss fields of urbanisation, demography, and […]

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Recalling Korea Past: An Oral History of the 1950s to the 1980s

by Events Editor 19 November 2011
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At the BAKS Korean War study day at Asia House in November last year one of the valuable sessions was provided by veterans from the war providing contemporary eye-witness recollections. So this year, BAKS have extended this idea to cover personal experiences from the post-war period. Highly recommended. Open to all. British Association for Korean […]

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Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary 2011/12

by Philip Gowman 20 February 2011
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BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR KOREAN STUDIES BURSARY COMMITTEE Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Academic Session 2011-2012 The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering one or more £500 bursaries on a competitive basis to post-graduate students. Details of the Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Programme are as follows: the bursary […]

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Conference report: Korean War study day at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2010
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The 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 has given rise to a number of commemorative events this year. In November it was the turn of BAKS to present their own event at Asia House – an all-day seminar entitled Reflections on War and Peace: Sixty Years after the Korean War. […]

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BAKS Symposium: ‘Reflections on War and Peace: Sixty Years after the Korean War’

by Events Editor 23 October 2010
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The British Association for Korean Studies announce their 2010 symposium at Asia House: ‘Reflections on War and Peace: Sixty Years after the Korean War’ Asia House, London Saturday 20 November 2010 10:00 Opening Ceremony: Emeritus Prof. James H. Grayson, President of BAKS HE Dr Choo Kyu-Hoo, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, ’60 Years […]

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BAKS conference report: looking forward / looking back

by Philip Gowman 12 September 2008
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The 2008 BAKS conference at Clare College Cambridge started and finished with talks with a distinctly global flavour. People came from the four corners of the globe, with presenters from New Zealand, Singapore, Hawaii, Germany and the US. And we were also fortunate to have the support of the ROK ambassador, Chun Young-woo, plus the […]

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BAKS 2008 conference agenda finalised

by Events Editor 28 August 2008
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A reminder of the upcoming BAKS conference, The Koreas at sixty: Looking Forward / Looking Back, to be held in Cambrige 8-10 September. Full details of the cost, and how to book, are on the BAKS website here. You don’t need to be a BAKS member to come along, and the one in Sheffield two […]

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