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We produce, on a fortnightly basis during term time, a News and Updates eBulletin which provides information about the activities of the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies.

The eBulletin highlights the latest events, funding and knowledge being shared and other topical opportunities that we think will be of interest to you.

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Facts and figures

17
members of staff, from all the disciplines represented at the School, make up the largest concentration of Korean specialists in Europe.

Teaching

  • One of two only universities in the UK to offer a BA degree in Korean
  • Two bursaries for students undertaking a postgraduate Korean Studies programme - currently valued at the UK/EU tuition fees rate up to a maximum of £5,000.
  • SOAS is ranked 2nd in the UK in the Times & Sunday Times University League Table 2015, 5th in the Complete University Guide 2015 (East & South East Asia)

Research

One of the main activities of the CKS is the ongoing public seminar series. Speakers include researchers, writers, artists and other experts from around the world from diverse fields related to Korea. The seminars are held regularly throughout the academic year.

The SOAS-AKS Working Papers in Korean Studies (II) are an outlet for research-in-progress by European, Korean and Global scholarship. Open to a wide range of contributions in the field of Korean Studies, it is particularly aimed at the dissemination of research that has been conducted or presented under the auspices of the AKS Overseas Leading University programmes in Korean Studies.

View the recent publications by CKS staff members.

The annual review, Korea at SOAS, is produced by the Centre and is published once a year (September).  The review reports the activities of the Centre and its member and lists past and forthcoming events in SOAS.

Fri23Nov

Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry and the Making of Korea, 1392-1910
Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry and the Making of Korea, 1392-1910

An exploration of the longest state forestry system in world history, that of Korea’s Chos┼Ćn dynasty, and its fundamental role in the making of state, society, and ecology on the Korean peninsula.

Fri30Nov

Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?
Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?

The analysis focuses on how new forms of media enabled young generation of girls and women to form new feminism (or antifeminism): popular discussions about gender, gazing culture, playing culture and consumer body culture.