World Congress

Antti has already got there first and flagged this up at his site, but for those people not on the Korean Studies list or regular Hunjang visitors, the Academy of Korean Studies have today announced the 3rd World Congress of Korean Studies (that’s the 3rd World Congress, not the Third World Congress). I’ll post the details below.

In the meantime, I hope like Antti, that it’s more successful than the last one which suffered from a bit of a hiccup in the smooth process of North-South reconciliation and cooperation (which was incidentally and ironically the theme of the conference).

This time the theme is ‘Cultural Interaction with Korea – From Silk Road to Korean Wave’ which means, I expect, that many historians like myself will have to find ways of shoe-horning our rather parochial topics into a more cosmopolitan, interactive mold.


The 3rd World Congress of Korean Studies
Call for Papers
The organizing committee of the 3rd World Congress of Korean Studies announces call for papers to all academics and professionals in Korean Studies.

Cultural Interaction with Korea -From Silk Road to Korean Wave-

A new phenomenon of cultural exchange called the Korean Wave has recently emerged across the world. However, there has been a stream of cultural exchanges with foreign countries throughout Korean history indeed. Academic discussions in the congress are expected to deepen our understanding of the background, stages, patterns, and influence of the cultural interactions, which will ultimately contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding and collaboration in the global community.

Dates : October 27(Fri) ~ 30(Mon), 2006
Venue : Cheju National University, Jejudo, ROK
Language : Korean, English

Co-organized by
The Academy of Korean Studies(AKS), Association for Korean Studies in Europe(AKSE), Central Asian Association for Korean Studies(CAAKS), International Society for Korean Studies(ISKS), Korean Studies Association of Australasia(KSAA), Pacific and Asia Conference on Korean Studies(PACKS)

History — Sociology — Culture — Economics — Folklore — Law — Art — Political Science
— Literature — Education — Philosophy — Religion — Language — Science & Technology — Free topic sessions

Scholars, professionals, and students holding MA degree or above are encouraged to participate.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline : June 6, 2006
Acceptance notification : June 14, 2006
Final paper due : September 3, 2006

For more details, please visit our website at or contact us at
International Support Division
The Center for Information on Korean Culture
The Academy of Korean Studies
Tel : +82-31-709-9843 / Fax : +82-31-709-9945

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