Kyujanggak Korean Studies Summer Workshop

Date: Jun. 25 ~ Jul. 8, 2007
Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Workshop Introduction

The past twenty years have seen immense growth in the number of educational and research institutions throughout the world, specifically concerning the field of Korean Studies. However, as the number of researchers in Korean Studies is limited at each institution, there are difficulties in providing adequate graduate-level education. As the name ‘Korean Studies’ indicates, this field has a strong interdisciplinary character and benefits greatly from a synergistic understanding and exchange between various fields of study. Nevertheless, the current reality is that each university cannot staff an expert in every aspect of Korean Studies.
In order to address this lack, the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University wishes to create a periodic, yet stable, platform for education, research and personal exchange among graduate students in Korean Studies. It is the Institute’s hope that this program will provide the wide range of knowledge and academic experience that graduate students in Korean Studies require, and therefore contribute to the comprehensive education of young scholars in Korean Studies throughout the world. In acknowledgement of your hard work, and our desire to establish the tradition of this program, we will provide certificates of completion at the end of the workshop.

Purpose of the workshop

  • To let participants gain a wide perspective regarding the various aspects of Korean Studies
  • To increase the usage and value of resources, manuscripts and artifacts related to Korean Studies in Korea
  • To learn and share the latest research in Korean Studies, both in Korea and abroad
  • To serve as an area for intellectual and interpersonal networking and exchange

Who Should Attend?
Graduate students and junior scholars of Korean Studies both in Korea and abroad.
(25 person limit)


I. Morning Lectures: “Methodologies of Korean Studies”
Morning lectures will focus on Korean resources and documents and their method of use (“Documentary and Digital Resources for Korean Studies Research - What They Are and How to Use Them”). These will address the types and efficient use of the texts, manuscripts, and information resources that form the base of Korean Studies research. A Course Pack will be provided.

II. Afternoon Seminars: “Current Issues in Korean Studies”
Individual Seminars on Korean Studies - Seminars and Discussions on the latest research progress and issues in each aspect of Korean Studies.

III. Evening Cultural Sessions and Performances
Cultural events and performances

IV. Field Trips and Exploration of Resource Archives and Cultural Relics
This part of the program will allow for field trips to the major resource archives of Korean Studies as well as to cultural relics and artifacts with prior clearance. Students will master the use of the resource archives and cultural artifacts through the prepared Coursepack.

Detailed Schedule
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How to Apply

Prospective students can download the application form through the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies website. Applications are accepted by e-mail only. Please click here to visit our website at http://e-kyujanggak.snu.ac.kr

Important Dates
Application deadline: March 31, 2007

nnouncement of acceptance: April 15, 2007
Final Registration deadline: April 30, 2007

Mixed English and Korean. Course materials are available in both languages along with language helpers.

Registration fee is 500 USD. Scholarships are available. Registration fee will cover tuition, meals and banquet, course-pack, and field-trip expenses.

* The lodging fee is separate; lodging is being arranged at a local residence inn near the university (the rate for double occupancy will be about 300 USD). Home stay can also arranged by request.

Seoul National University for classes, and neighboring locations for field trips.

Faculty and Staff Members
Program Director:

Yung Sik Kim, Director of the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (Professor of History of Science)

Program Executive Co-Directors:
Eun-su Cho, Head of the Division of Education and Exchange (Professor of Buddhist Philosophy)
Keunsik Jung, Head of the Division of Research and Planning (Professor of Sociology)

Faculty (in alphabetical order)
Prof. Eun-su Cho (Dept. of Philosophy): Korean Buddhist Thought and History
Prof. Hyung-Min Chung (Dept. of Oriental Paintings): Korean Art History
Prof. Byung-Sul Jung (Dept. of Korean Language and Literature): Premodern Korean Literature
Prof. Keunsik Jung (Dept. of Sociology): Colonial Korea
Prof. In-Geol Kim (Dept. of Korean History): History of the Joseon Dynasty
Prof. Young Min Kim (Dept. of Political Science): Intellectual History of Korea
Prof. Jong Tae Lim (Dept. of Chemistry): History of Science and Technology in Korea
Prof. Tae-Gyun Park (Graduate School of International Studies; Korean Studies): Korean Modern History

Administrative Staff
Ms. Okhyun Kim (kiks@snu.ac.kr)
Mr. Won-seok Lee
Mr. Ki-seok Kwon

Ms. Okhyun Kim
Mailing Address:
Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies

Seoul National University
San 56-1, Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
Telephone: +82-2-880-9378
Fax: +82-2-883-3305
E-mail: kiks@snu.ac.kr
Website: http://e-kyujanggak.snu.ac.kr

(writer : admin, date : February 26, 2009)  
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