Moderated Korean Studies Internet Discussion List
Korean Studies Review (Archives 1998-2008)
Online Series of Book Reviews
Rob Provine established an e-mail Korean Studies discussion list under
the name "korean-studies" for the purpose of keeping the often isolated
members of the Korean Studies community in touch with each other and
in fruitful communication. A year later he was joined by Stephen Epstein who took the co-owner position until 2012, and between 2000 and 2006 Frank Hoffmann served as another co-owner and moderator. In November 2001 the list
welcomed three more moderators, Hyung Il Pai, Marion Eggert, and Tschung-Sun Kim.
After Hyung Il Pai left, Min Paek (@) joined as moderator in October 2003, and became a co-owner upon the retirement of Rob Provine in 2008. In August 2012 Werner Sasse (@) became a new co-owner, while Michael J. Pettid (@) and Brother Anthony of Taizé (@) joined as moderators. Marion Eggert had worked as moderator until 2012.
From November 2000 to November
2001 the original list was split into an unmoderated list (ks-open)
and a moderated list (korean-studies). The unmoderated list has now
been discontinued, but its messages are archived.
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koreanstudies is an international, English-language, nonpartisan, moderated electronic
discussion group on Korea. The list welcomes academic discussions on
any aspect of Korean Studies. It may also be used for posting announcements
of publications, job vacancies, and so forth. However, the KoreanStudies
list adheres to strict academic standards and limits frequent participation
to academics and other professionals in Asian studies. Presently, the
list has over 2,000 subscribers, many of whom are established Korea specialists.
Only messages with substantial Korean Studies content or with content
that will be of wide interest within the discipline will be posted.
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all other means of search have been exhausted. All postings will be
permanently stored online. While the KoreanStudies discussion list is
similar to an academic seminar, open only to those with a serious academic
commitment to Korean Studies, its Mailing List Archives as well as the Korean Studies
Review (an electronic review journal of works pertaining to
Korean Studies) are available to all. Postings from this forum may be
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The primary purpose of KoreanStudies is to enable Korea scholars to
communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new
articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis;
to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. Relevant
academic job announcements, and fellowship announcements may also be
posted. Organizers of conferences and symposia in Asian Studies are
encouraged to post calls for papers and program contents. Similarly,
we encourage graduate students to post abstracts of their doctoral dissertations.
Reports on new archival or bibliographic sources, new software, datasets
or CD-ROMs are also welcome.
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to a minimum, as is disproportionate quotation of other messages. We
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and we will not publish messages that pursue debate in an overly aggressive
fashion or contain ad hominem attacks. Although we realize that this
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to the comfort of the subscribers of the moderated list. The list moderators
will not censor ideas that are presented, but we will do our utmost
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Korean Studies Review (Archives 1998-2008)
Studies Review is an online series of book reviews that was published under the auspices
of the Korean Studies discussion list by Stephen Epstein (Victoria University of Wellington).
For ten years, 1998 to 2008, it endeavored to provide timely reviews of the latest work in Korean
| Please direct any questions to the list owners Min Paek (Independent Scholar) and Werner Sasse (Hamburg University, Emeritus).