Future Visions: Challenges and Possibilities of Korean Studies in North America


Date and Time

November 1, 2018 8:30 AM - November 2, 2018 5:30 PM



RSVP required by 5PM October 21.


Paul Brest Hall
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford University

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NOTE: If you are interested in a panel,  please email to hjahn@stanford.edu to see if a seat is available.  Sorry Panel 6, Korean Wave, in the afternoon of November 2 has reached its capacity.

This 2-day workshop is organized by the Korea Program of Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) to bring together leading scholars working in the fields of language education, literature, history, social science, and library studies. Each panel will consist of three or four panelists who will be presenting a report on the state of the field. The purpose of the panels is to generate discussion around some of the following questions:

  • What are the research trends in each field?
  • What kinds of directions can we expect in the near future?
  • What are some of the disciplinary or other challenges in each field?
  • How does each field interact with related fields?
  • What are some of the limitations and possibilities around graduate student training?
  • How can faculty with graduate students cultivate supportive and critical scholarly communities?
  • ​How are junior faculty encouraged, and what institutional structures may offer better support?

Thursday, November 1
9:20am-11:30am, Panel 1: Literature
1:00am-3:30pm, Panel 2: Social Sciences
3:50pm-5:30pm, Panel 3: Language Education

Friday, November 2
9:00am-10:50am, Panel 4: History
11:05-12:20, Panel 5: Library Collections and Services
1:00pm-2:30pm, Panel 6: Korean Wave (Conversation with Choi Si-won: K-Pop Super Junior)

For schedule of the event, please download the draft of the agenda below.

Opportunities for junior scholars:

This workshop also invites junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in Korean studies to apply for Travel Awards. For the details of the applicatoin process, please visit the Travel Awards site.

Event Materials