Job: Lecturer in Korean Studies at University of Western Australia

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is looking for applicants with a PhD in Korean Studies or in any Social Sciences or Humanities discipline related to the study of Korea. Candidates should have a dynamic research and teaching profile, a strong track record in Korean Studies and teaching experience at tertiary level. A native or near native fluency in Korean and competency in both spoken and written English is required and experience in teaching at university level is essential. Read more ›

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CFP: Transgender Studies Quarterly: The Translation Issue

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Special Issue on Translating Transgender, due March 1, 2015 for publication in Spring 2016. Few primary and secondary texts about transgender lives and ideas have been translated from language to language in any formal way over the centuries. Meanwhile, transgender, gender variant, and gender non-confirming people have often been exiles, translators, language mediators, and multilinguals in greater numbers and intensities historically than their cisgender counterparts have. Read more ›

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The Persistence of Cold War Regime: The Discourse “Chongbuk Chwap’a” in South Korea

How might one explain the rise of the discourse of “chongbuk chwap’a” 종북좌파 (a term commonly translated as “pro-North leftists”) given South Korea’s recent history of the democratization movement and the transition from a series of authoritarian regimes to a parliamentary democracy? In what ways does this discourse differ from the anticommunism of the earlier period? What are some historical and political implications of the discourse in contemporary South Korea? Read more ›

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