[KS] Solicitation for Papers_Korea Journal

Korea Journal kj at unesco.or.kr
Thu Apr 16 04:05:23 EDT 2009

Dear list members,

As the Korea Journal approaches its fiftieth year as an  English academic journal in the field of Korean Studies, we would like to put forth a call for papers for a special issue devoted to the topic of "One Year After the 2008 Candlelight Vigils in Korea.”

The candlelight vigils were touched off by the Korea-U.S. beef accord in April 2008, and continued for nearly four months and had a significant impact on Korean society. Given this, Korea Journal considers the vigils to be an incident of importance that deserves analysis and reinterpretation in terms of its social, political, and cultural impact. 

Specific topics may include: 
- The 2008 candlelight vigils and their relationship to the state of Korean democracy
- The 2008 candlelight vigils and the transformation of Korean civic culture 
- The 2008 candlelight vigils and changes in media leadership in Korea

We welcome papers on topics other than those listed above, and are seeking work that will contribute to a broader understanding of the impact of the 2008 candlelight vigils and the greater Korean context.

Papers should be written either in Korean and English. Papers in English should be submitted by September 30, 2009, while those in Korean need to arrive by August 31.

The submitted papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board whose comments, if any, will be communicated to you within one month of submission. Selected papers will be published in the 2009 winter issue of the Korea Journal and will be paid according to the Journal's payment standards. Contributors are requested to send an electronic version of the manuscript as Microsoft Word file e-mail attachment, along with a brief curriculum vitae. 

We look forward to reading your contributions. 

For more information, please contact:

50-14, Myeongdong 2-ga 
Jung-gu, Seoul
TEL: 82-2-755-6225 / FAX: 82-2-755-7478
E-mail: kj at unesco.or.kr
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