[KS] Call for Papers by S/N Korean Humanities
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Call for Papers
By *S/N Korean Humanities*
(The international journal published in English language)
*S/N Korean Humanities* now welcomes submissions of original articles and
book reviews that are going to be contained in its first year issues (March
and September 2015). The journal’s main focus lies on studies in humanities
relating to the division of Korea and its re-unification, but it does
consider fully submissions belonging to Korean studies broadly interpreted
because it also aims at establishing unified Korean studies of *Hangukhak*
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Method of Submission: Email electronic copy to Won Choi, Managing Editor (
wonchoi68 at gmail.com).
(Please read for submission details “Guideline for Authors” attached at the
end of this letter of announcement.)
*About the Journal*
*S/N Korean Humanities *is a biannually published academic journal that the
Institute of the Humanities for Unification in Konkuk University (IHU) in
South Korea is in the process of creating. It is a unique journal (indeed,
the first in its kind) discussing the division of Korea and its
reunification from the perspective of humanities (all other existing
journals in this area of research exclusively belong to social science, not
Many internationally renowned scholars in Korean studies are participating
in this exciting project as editorial board members:
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Sung-Min Kim from Konkuk University (Director of
Professor Abelmann, Nancy from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Professor Armstrong, Charles from Columbia University
Professor Baker, Donald from the University of British Columbia
Professor Cha, Victor from Georgetown University
Professor Hughes, Theodore from Columbia University
Professor Kim, Immanuel from SUNY at Binghamton
Professor Kim, Suzy from Rutgers University
Professor Kwon, Heonik from University of Cambridge
Professor Kwon, Jae-Il from Seoul National University
Professor Lee, Namhee from University of California at LA (UCLA)
Professor Robinson, Michael from Indiana University
Professor Seo, Yoo-Seok from Howon University
*S/N Korean Humanities*’ goals are as follow:
1) Facilitating New Reflections on the Overcoming of the Division of Korea
from the Perspective of Humanities
The dissolution of the Cold War and the rapid advance of the so-called
globalization today are reducing the meanings of both nation states and
ideological blocs (U.S. and Soviet blocs). In order to form a unification
discourse appropriate for such a turn of the world order, a new approach
from the perspective of humanities is required, which must be distinct from
old paradigms that, taking nation state as an unalterable framework,
concentrate only on the aspect of politico-economical system.
The problem of unification has such a complex and comprehensible character
that a study confined to a specific academic discipline cannot help but
face a limit in its effort to understand the true depth of the problem and
discover a solution. A new paradigm for unification, therefore, must be
found through an interdisciplinary study organically combining core
disciplines of humanities such as philosophy, literature and history.
2) Establishing Complete or Unified Korean Studies
Korean literature and history studies so far done under the condition of
the division of Korea largely remain incomplete insofar as they are
confined to South Korea (the same thing, of course, goes for 'Chosŏn
studies' of North Korea). Furthermore, it cannot be said that the current
Korean studies are putting sufficient efforts into studying the cultural
modifications made by Korean diaspora residing in various areas of the
This journal tries to facilitate the mutual recognition and communication
of historical differences among South and North Korea and Korean diaspora,
through which their eventual and peaceful unification may be achieved. In
other words, it aims at establishing complete Korean studies, namely
unified Korean studies, which utilize all the resources of humanities in
both South and North Korea and Korean diaspora.
3) Seeking out Humanities' New Vision for the Unification of Korea
Today's global cultural topography has given rise to a situation of the
emergence of diverse identities, the coexistence of modernity and
postmodernity, the spreading of universal human values all over the world
(such as human rights and ecological rights), etc. This situation
necessitates us to search for humanities' new vision for unification that
goes beyond the framework of nation state. The unification discourse must
not stop at justifying the reunification of Korea at the level of its
national history, but proceed to ask what kind of society South and North
Korea should become through their reunification, what kind of country
peoples would enthusiastically agree to live in together. In this sense,
this journal, although it begins with the particular situation of Korea
largely defined by its division, nevertheless seeks out universal values of
peace, ecology and human rights and reflects upon the problem of overcoming
the modernity bound to the national identity.
This journal’s focus, as you can see, is on the issue of the unification of
Korea, but the scope of its interests is certainly not limited to it. As it
aims at establishing unified Korean studies, it wants to discuss all kinds
of problems arising in both South and North Korea and Korean diaspora. All
the papers (articles and reviews) submitted to the journal will be
considered fully as long as they belong to the field of Korean studies.
Guideline for Authors
The guideline for authors provided here is only a tentative one and
therefore can be changed in the future.
*Ethics of Submission*
Submission to *S/N Korean Humanities* implies that the work has not been
published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication
elsewhere, and that its publication is approved by all authors involved.
*Themes covered in the Journal include:*
• Philosophical studies of systems of thoughts and ideologies of South and
• Theoretical and/or empirical studies of national identity (national
commonalities and differences) of South and North Korea and Korean diasporas
• Historical studies of life and culture of South and North Korea and
• Studies of South and North Korea’s literary works, films and mass media
(TV shows, propagandas, etc.)
• Studies of Koreans’ historical traumas and their healing
All original articles and book reviews must be written in English (American
or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).
Original articles should not exceed 10,000 words or their equivalent
(including notes, tables, maps, diagrams and photographs). Book reviews
should be in the region of 3,000 to 4,000 words.
*Contact details for submission *
Since the journal homepage of *S/N Korean Humanities* is still under
construction, an online submission system is not yet available. Authors of
both original articles and book reviews should email electronic copy
directly to the managing editor: Won Choi (wonchoi68 at gmail.com).
Papers submitted to the *S/N Korean Humanities* will normally be evaluated
by three anonymous referees. Referees are asked to pay particular attention
to the originality of the paper, the skill with which the author(s) present
and analyze their evidence, and the importance of their research to wider
theoretical debate. To be accepted, therefore, a paper must make an
original and significant contribution to the general field of the
humanities for unification and Korean studies and be properly grounded in
the relevant literature.
Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders
for reproducing illustrations, tables, figures, or lengthy quotations
previously published elsewhere. Add acknowledgments in the Acknowledgments
section at the end of the text. Credit sources of photographs or figures in
the accompanying captions.
*Preparation of Manuscripts*
For matters of style, *The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition* should be
Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order of presentation.
• First page: short title, subtitle (if desired), acknowledgements (if
any), corresponding author's name, affiliation, E-mail address, full postal
address and telephone number. Affiliations and addresses of co-authors
should be clearly indicated.
• Second Page: a self-contained abstract of 150 to 200 words; keywords (up
• Subsequent Pages: main body of text, appendices; tables; footnotes
(numbered consecutively). Follow the author-date method of citation, for
example, (Kildong Hong 2004, 125) and *The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th
edition*. Every citation must correspond to an entry in the list of
references, and every reference in this list must be cited in the text.
References that are not cited should be removed.
Notes should be footnotes rather than endnotes. Notes should be held to a
minimum and kept brief. They are not to be used to provide reference
information (for this, use the author-date method of citation) but only to
add relevant discussions or explanations when it is inappropriate or
ineffective to include them in the body of the text. Notes should be
numbered sequentially through the paper. Wherever possible, superscript
numbers indicating Notes should appear at the end of sentences, rather than
• *S/N Korean Humanities* follow *The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition*
but with modifications necessitated by the situation that many Korean
authors share same last names. Hence citations in the text should follow
the author-date style with the first and last name of the author or editor,
the date, and the page number (if applicable) in that order. Examples:
(Kildong Hong 2004, 125).
• Multiple authors should be cited by name unless there are more than two,
in which case the first author's name should be followed by "et al."
Examples: (Kildong Hong, and Soonhee Lee, 1982) and (Kildong Hong et al.
1996). The reference list names all authors of a book or article,
regardless of their number.
For more examples, refer to *The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition*.
• Use double quotation marks for all quotations in the running text. Use
single quotation marks only to indicate quotations within quotations.
• Every quotation must be accompanied by a citation with a page number (if
• Only quotations of over seventy-five words should be set apart as block
quotes; indent on the left and follow with a parenthetical citation placed
outside the closing punctuation.
• Indicate whether any emphasis in quotations is either added or part of
the original. Examples: (Kildong Hong 1994, 88; emphasis in the original)
and (Kildong Hong 1976, 889; emphasis added).
*List of References *
• The reference list should include all references cited in the text
(including footnotes, tables, figures, etc.). Each entry should be
formatted as a paragraph with hanging indents. References not cited in the
text should not be included.
• References should be listed in alphabetical order. If there are two or
more texts by the same author, they should be listed from the oldest
publication to the latest.
For successive works by the same author or authors, use six hyphens in
place of the author's name after the first occurrence.
• If an author has publications dated the same year, they should be listed
alphabetically by title and distinguished by a, b, c, and so forth, in both
citations and references (e.g., Kildong Hong 2006a; Kildong Hong 2006b).
• Use italics to indicate the titles of books and the names of journals. Do
not use quotes to indicate the titles of articles and other "short works."
• Use hard returns ("enter" key) to complete each entry but do not manually
create hanging indents for your reference list by using hard returns and
tabs in the middle of an entry.
• Online sources that are analogous to print (such as articles published in
online journals) should be cited much like their print counterparts but
with the addition of a URL and access date. For electronic sources that do
not have such a counterpart (such as an institution's website), give as
much identifying information as possible.
Book and journal references should be in the following style:
Last name, First Name of the Author #1., and First Name and Last Name of
the Author #2. Year of publication. *Title of book*. City where published:
Name of publisher.
Last name, First Name of the Author #1., and First Name and Last Name of
the Author #2. Title of article. *Journal *volume# (issue): first page–last
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