International Workshop on the Korean War
The Actors: The Korean War, 60 Years after the Outbreak
International Workshop on the Korean War “The Actors: The Korean War, 60 Years after the Outbreak” “그 때 그 사람들: 60년 후에 다시 보는 한국전쟁”     May 13-14, 2010 Venue: Seminar Room, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University (Building 103-Room 112)   Thu, May 13 10: 25 Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Noh Tae Don (Director, KIKS) (1) Keynote Speeches   10:30  Rosemary Foot, Oxford University: The Korean War, 60 Years on: Strategic and Normative Consequences 11:15  Jung Keun Sik, SNU: Memory of the War after 60 Years   Lunch  (12:00)   (2) Inside – During and after the War (afternoon, May 13)   13:30  Choi Jung Gie, Jeonnam University: The Korean War - An Extension of Politics, or the Severance of Politics? - With an Emphasis on the Massacre of Civilians Before, During, and After the Korean War Park Tae Gyun, SNU: The POW Question Kim Young Mi, Kukmin University: People in the So-called “Recovered Area” by South Korea during and after the Korean War- The Case of Yangyang County, Kangwon Province Discussion   15:00 Kim Tae Woo, SNU: From the Limited War to the Unlimited War: The Aerial Bombing by the United States Air Force on North Korea during the Korean War Kim Gwi Ok, Hansung University: Korean Division and Korean Diaspora: Focusing on Korean Residents in Japan Discussion   Dinner (17:30)   Fri, May 14 (3) Outside – During and after the War (morning, May 14)   09:30 Kim Dong Gil, Peking University: Adjustment of the Security Strategy of the Soviet Union: The Origin of the Korean War Kanji Akagi, Keio University: The Impact of the Korean War on Japan Discussion   11:00 Laurent Quisefit, Université Denis Diderot: The Korean War as Seen from France: Public Opinion and Political Perceptions Ryu Youngju, University of Michigan: Common People during the War Discussion 
SNU gears up support for Korean studies abroad

Seoul National University announced Wednesday (Oct. 17) that it has decided to open an International Center for Studies on Korea. A worldwide network on Korean studies is in order to allow the school's academic exchange with nine universities abroad: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA and the University of Washington in the U.S., the University of British Columbia in Canada, and the University of Vienna in Austria. The university explained that the idea followed realization that although Korea is rich in researchers for the related subject, there have not been enough institutions to organize and exchange the results abroad, thus making systematic management of Korean studies difficult, overall. Foreign scholars too have pointed to the lack of Korean language programs and quality translation of reference material as big problems for studying Korea abroad. The planned center is expected to allow a more diverse scholarship, including research projects across national boundaries, by coordinating an international consortium that comprises all the top centers for Korean studies. Students and young scholars are expected to benefit the most from the broad alliance. Other plans include distributing translated books and journals on Korean studies to universities and libraries abroad through foreign publication. Such include the "Seoul Journal of Korean Studies" published twice a year under the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University and the upcoming "Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies," which would be made in collaboration with the Global, Area and International Archive of the University of California. The latter series -- original and translated -- will be available next year in both paperback and digital versions. Seoul National University meanwhile also runs an annual Kyujanggak Fellowship Program which provides administrative and financial on-site support for research positions at the Kyujanggak Institute for foreign scholars. A year-long position that covers housing and other daily costs provides a chance for in-depth studies for those involved in Korean studies. This year's program began in September. Eugene Y. Park, 39, Andreas Mueller-Lee, 33, and Sem Vermeersch, 39, were selected for the fellowship. By Kim Hee-sung staff writer October 17, 2007