[KS] New Book Series: The Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies
Stephen.Epstein at vuw.ac.nz
Mon Sep 10 23:23:29 EDT 2007
Announcing a New Book Series: The Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies
Editors: Yung Sik Kim, Director, Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University; and John Lie, Dean of International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Advisory board: Eun-Su Cho, Seoul National University; Carter J. Eckert, Harvard University; Henry Em, Korea University; Roger L. Janelli, Indiana University; JaHyun Kim Haboush, Columbia University; Meredith Jung-En Woo, University of Michigan;
The University of California Global, Area, and International Archive (GAIA) is pleased to launch the Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies, a collaboration between International and Area Studies, University of California, Berkeley, and the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Seoul National University. Each book in the series will be available in an innovative dual format: as a free digital edition, which will allow the work to reach a broad international audience, and as a reasonably priced paperback published by the University of California Press.
Since the 1980s, Korean studies has emerged as one of the fastest growing area studies, both in the West and in Asia. As the field has endeavored to define itself, scholars in a variety of humanistic and social-science disciplines have turned to Korea to understand such diverse phenomena as religious studies, colonialism, democratic movements, economic development, film, gender and sexuality, and nationalism, to name only a few. As Korean studies grows and diversifies, scholars need a truly international forum for intellectual exchange and dissemination. The Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies aims to be both a symbol of and a practical catalyst for enhanced international collaboration and dialogue within Korean studies.
The series seeks the best English-language books in Korean studies from scholars across the world. We seek research distinguished by theoretical and conceptual strength, richly grounded in empirical and historical considerations. We aim to represent the highest quality scholarship on both the modern and premodern worlds, rooted in both humanistic and social-science disciplines. We are especially interested in work arising from international collaborations.
To submit to the series, or for more information, contact ucias at berkeley.edu or KIKS at snu.ac.kr. For more information on GAIA, of which the Seoul-California Series in Korean Studies is a part, see http://repositories.cdlib.org/gaia.
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