Kyujanggak International Symposium

2021 Kyujanggak International Symposium on Korean Studies



  • Every year at the beginning of November the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies organizes an academic event to commemorate the founding of Kyujanggak in 1776 by King Chŏngjo. This year the commemoration will coincide with the 14th international symposium on Korean studies. The symposium brings together more than 30 leading scholars in various fields of Korean studies to present their latest research.
  • All members of the academic community are cordially invited to this event.

2021 Program

Opening & Keynote Speeches:
Nov 4 (Thu)13:30-15:00
Hyeon-Hie Lee, Director of Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies
Hyŏn-ku Min (Korea University) “King Gongmin’s Anti-Yuan Reform Politics and the ‘Royal Message of 1356’”
Session 1: Nov 4 (Thu)15:00-16:30 “Dialects of Korean Language: The Oxford Handbook of the Korean Language”
Session 2: Nov 4 (Thu) 16:30-18:00 “Encounters and Exchanges between Korea and the Islamicate Past & Present”
Keynote Speeches:
Nov 5 (Fri)13:30-15:00
Myoungkyu Park (SNU) “Korean Studies in the Age of Convergence - Vision of Conceptual History”
Young Kyun Oh (Arizona State University) “Two Thoughts on the Physicality of Chosŏn Books”
Session 3: Nov 5 (Fri) 09:30-11:00 “The Korean Peninsula during the Cold War: New Sources, New Perspectives”
Session 4: Nov 5 (Fri) 11:00-12:30 Individual Presentations on “History”
Session 5: Nov 5 (Fri) 15:00-16:30 “Hallyu’s Storytelling in the Americas”
Session 6: Nov 5 (Fri) 16:30-18:00 “(Re-)reading of Chosŏn-Ming Relations”
Session 7: Nov 6 (Sat) 09:30-11:00 “Late Chosŏn Intellectuals’ Encounters with European Currents”
Session 8: Nov 6 (Sat) 11:00-12:30 Individual Presentations on “Contemporary”
Session 9: Nov 6 (Sat) 13:30-15:00 “Expanding the Prospect of Korean History Research through Historical Geography & Historical GIS”
Session 10: Nov 6 (Sat) 15:00-16:30 “Ad Marginem: the Spaces of Marginality in Colonial-Age Korea”