Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) 7th Biennial Conference, Nov 16-18, 2011

The Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) 7th Biennial Conference will be held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, November 16–18, 2011. The theme of the conference is “Korean Studies in the Era of Global Partnership.”

KSAA welcomes research papers in all fields related to Korean studies, including humanities, social sciences, and business. Research students in Korean studies are also encouraged to participate, as this conference will be an important opportunity to present their research findings and to receive constructive feedback and comments from senior scholars in the field.

Those who wish to present a paper should forward an abstract by May 31, 2011, to the conference administrator, Clara Kim (clara.kim@unsw.edu.au. The abstract should be no longer than 300 words and should have a separate submission form (see below) and a bibliography/list of references.

Proposals to form a panel should include the aim of the session, details of the presenters, and abstracts for each paper. Abstracts or proposals must be submitted by e-mail either in a Microsoft Word file or a PDF file.

Full papers should be single-spaced using Times New Roman font 12 and should be no longer than 30 pages including tables, figures, and the list of references. Papers must use the Chicago Style Author-Date citation and reference system. For examples, see the Author-Date tab at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html, and for additional examples, click on the link for chapter 15.

The Conference Proceedings will be divided into refereed and non-refereed sections. Presenters/authors can choose to have their papers refereed in a double-blind review; see below. For more information, see the KSAA Web site (http://www.ksaa.net/).

Acceptance of successful papers and panels will be announced June 30, 2011. Full papers for all presenters must be submitted by August 31, 2011.

KSAA will provide some financial assistance toward the cost of accommodations for those who will present a paper at the conference. For this purpose, applications for grants have been submitted at various institutions, including the Korea Foundation and the Academy of Korean Studies. The details of the financial assistance will be determined later, depending on the number of papers and the amount of the grant available.

For further information, contact the conference administrator:

Ms. Clara Kim
Korea Research Institute (KRI@UNSW)
The University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
Phone (61-2) 9385-4466
E-mail: clara.kim@unsw.edu.au
Fax (61-2) 9385-5622
The conference organizing committee consists of: Professor Chung-Sok Suh, The University of New South Wales (Conference Chair); Associate Professor Hong-Key Yoon, The University of Auckland; Dr. Young-A Cho, Monash University; Dr. Ruth Barraclough, Australian National University; Dr. Greg Evon, The University of New South Wales; and Associate Professor Stephen Epstein, Victoria University of Wellington.