The KSAA 2019 Biennial Conference:
“Korea in the Age of Precarity and Global Success”

The Korean Studies Association of Australasia serves as a regional association of scholars interested in the advancement of scholarship on Korea in Australia and New Zealand. It seeks to facilitate communication between the various programs and individuals in the region involved in Korean studies, and to foster research on Korea.

The 2019 Conference will be held in Perth at the University of Western Australia from 4 December to 6 December 2019. Maintaining its well-established multidisciplinary focus, the conference invites established scholars, activists and students to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of Korean studies.

This year’s conference theme is “Korea in the Age of Precarity and Global Success.” It seeks to highlight that the Korean peninsula has witnessed one of the greatest economic and cultural success stories of recent times, while also symbolizing political and social precarity in the age of neoliberal globalization and challenges to liberal democracies.  While we welcome papers on any Korean Studies topic, abstracts closely related to the conference theme will be considered for an edited interdisciplinary volume on Korea as a physical and symbolic site to examine how global cultural, technological, political, social and even linguistic fluidities call for further investigation and theorization of transnationalism and globalization.


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The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Hwy

Crawley, WA 6009


For more information contact
Joanna Elfving-Hwang

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