[KS] Publication Announcement: Korea Journal, vol. 54, no. 1

Korea, Journal kj at unesco.or.kr
Tue Mar 25 04:31:56 EDT 2014

Dear list members,

We are pleased to announce the publication of the spring 2014 issue (vol.
54, no. 1) of the *Korea Journal*, which contains seven peer-reviewed
articles covering various topics in the field of Korean Studies and one
book review.

The first article by Im and Kim attempts to offer a critical examination of
the Republic of Korea Constitutional Court's decision of 2007 with regard
to voting rights of overseas Koreans by focusing on a theoretical
understanding of democratic principles and the fundamental rights theory.

In the second article, the authors Kim, Cho, and Lee investigate factors
that systematically affect Korean high-school students' academic
performance and college placement, based on the analysis of data collected,
and discuss whether any of the factors constitute educational disadvantages.

Song's article analyzes how cultural differences affect native speakers'
and second language learners' choice of request strategy in the context of
politeness, using survey data from two subject groups--English native
speakers and Korean ESL learners.

The fourth article by S. Kim identifies the factors that have led to the
current patterns of the Korean domestic ancestral rites: urban lifestyles,
the rise of female employment, changing inheritance patterns, and the
waning importance of *yangban* status.

The fifth article by H. Kim article addresses why and how Korean monks were
socially stigmatized during the Neo-Confucian Joseon dynasty, and draws out
the impact of such a stigmatization on the late and limited emergence of
lay leadership in Korean Buddhism.

Östberg's article examines the development of the Swedish Red Cross
Hospital in Busan during 1950-1958, investigating how principal secondary
actors affected the hospi-tal's transition from a military to a civilian

The last article by Lim interprets Joseon dynasty genre painter Shin
Yun-bok's artworks in his *Hyewon jeonsincheop* (Collected Paintings of
Hyewon Shin Yun-bok) as a criticism of the reality of Confucian society,
based on the "mechanism of the dual codes of one abstract icon," and
defines his painting world in terms of the aesthetics of ridicule.

This issue also contains a book review of Yumi Moon's *Populist
Collaborators: The Ilchinhoe and the Japanese Colonization of Korea,
1896-1910*, a 2013 publication which revisits the politics of local
collaboration in the colonial history of Korea through the research of the
Ilchinhoe (Advance in Unity Society), a pro-Japanese society that advocated
Japanese-led reforms in early modern Korean history.

The contents of this issue are as follows:


Hyun IM and Hee-Kang KIM / Revisiting the Constitutionality of the Voting
Rights of Overseas Koreans

HeeMin KIM, Heejin CHO, and Hyunah LEE / Educational Disadvantage and
Access to the Best Universities in Korea

Sooho SONG / Politeness in Korea and America: A Comparative Analysis of
Request Strategy in English Communication

Song-Chul KIM / Who are Venerated in Contemporary Domestic Ancestral Rites?
An Aspect of Ritual Change among Urbanites in Korea

Hwansoo KIM / Social Stigmas of Buddhist Monastics and the Lack of Lay
Buddhist Leadership in Colonial Korea (1910-1945)

Sigfrid Su-gun ÖSTBERG / The Swedish Red Cross Hospital in Busan,
1950-1958: A Study of Its Transition from a Military to a Civilian Hospital

LIM Tae-seung / Shin Yun-bok's Duplex Criticism and the Loss of Confucian


KIM Jong-Jun / *Populist Collaborators: The Ilchinhoe and the Japanese
Colonization of Korea, 1896-1910*, by Yumi Moon

We would like to take this opportunity to remind all of you that we always
welcome submissions of articles and book reviews in the field of Korean
studies. For further information on submission guidelines, please refer to
the journal's web page: http://www.ekoreajournal.net/submission/index.htm.

All the best,

*Korea Journal*

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

26 Myeongdong-gil (UNESCO Road)

Jung-gu, Seoul 100-810, South Korea

Tel. +82-2-6958-4123/4110

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