[KS] Publication Announcement: Korea Journal, vol. 49, no. 4

Korea Journal kj at unesco.or.kr
Thu Jan 7 04:04:26 EST 2010

Dear list members, 
We are pleased to announce the publication of Korea Journal, vol. 49, no. 4. This issue contains seven papers addressing a variety of Korean Studies topics and one book review providing valuable insight into the ye philosophy of Jeong Yak-yong. All the papers were selected through rigorous peer review by the journal’s editors and guest reviewers.
The first paper “The Rule of Law and Forms of Power: Theorizing the Social Foundations of the Rule of Law in Korea” by Chulwoo Lee examines a theoretical framework for explaining the social foundations of the rule of law, with particular reference to South Korea. It proposes to explicate the conditions for the rule of law in terms of the play of power and to conceive the rule of law as a product of interplay between different forms of power instead of the withdrawal of power. The second paper, by Lee Gunho and Koh Heungseok, offers a quantitative analysis of the differing slants in the conservative and progressive papers’ news presentation of the U.S. beef imports issue in 2008. In the third paper, Lee Byoung-Hoon and Eun Soo Mi        employ the strategic-relational theoretical perspective in order to shed light on how contested interactions concerning the nonregular employment protection legislation have evolved over the course of three administrations—People’s Government, Participatory Government, and Practical Government.
Michael Reinschmidt’s paper examines the lessons from rural development within the context of the liberalization of Korean trade. The fifth paper by Nohchool Park provides a history of South Korean independent women’s films from 1974 to 2004 while examining how women’s and feminist film practices and their unique narrative discourses. The sixth paper by Hyung Yu Park probes the relationship between heritage, tourism, and national identity through an ethnographic study of Changdeokgung palace. This paper involves an ethnographic based examination of ways in which elements of the past are utilized to redefine and reaffirm national (cultural) identity within the context of contemporary South Korean society, where traditional norms and values are arguably influenced by globalized processes, norms, and values. The seventh paper by In-Hoe Ku analyzes the inadequacies and ambiguities of the current Korean bioethics law regarding the donation of and research on human eggs.
This issue’s table of contents is as follows:
Chulwoo LEE / The Rule of Law and Forms of Power: Theorizing the Social Foundations of the Rule of Law in Korea
LEE Gunho and KOH Heungseok / Conservative and Progressive Papers’ News Presentation of the U.S. Beef Imports Issue: Analysis of Sources in Korean Newspaper
LEE Byoung-Hoon and EUN Soo Mi / Labor Politics of Employment Protection Legislation for Nonregular Workers in South Korea
Michael REINSCHMIDT / Rural Development: Lessons from the Liberalization of Korean Trade
Nohchool PARK / Undomesticated Visions: A History of South Korean Independent Women’s Films, 1974–2004
Hyung Yu PARK / Heritage, Tourism, and National Identity: An Ethnographic Study of Changdeokgung Palace
In-Hoe KU / Problems with Korean Laws Regarding Human Ova Donation and Research
LEE Bongkyoo / On the Ye Philosophy of Jeong Yak-yong since the Emergence of Modernism

As always, we encourage list members to submit work relevant to the field and thereby engage in a public dialogue with other scholars of Korean Studies. 
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