Academic Director of the Hanmun Workshop at the Jangseogak Archives, the Academy of Korean Studies

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Korea South
Subject Fields: 
Korean History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies

The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is seeking an academic director of the 2016 Hanmun (literary/classical Chinese) Workshop (July 4th to July 22nd 2016). The Jangseogak Archives is a prestigious national library and research institute of traditional Korean sources (
The main purpose of this workshop is to support and train aspiring young scholars (graduate students and junior scholars) of Korean studies. Through an intensive three-week course (six hours per day, Monday through Friday) on a carefully selected pre-modern Korean classical text, the participants will be instructed on how to read and translate into English classical/literary Chinese sources.

This workshop will focus on one particular text or a collection of sources derived from the Archives. Apart from the reading and translation of a selected text, the participants will also write introductory articles on a list of fifty carefully selected texts from the Archives.

The academic director of this workshop will lecture on the reading of the selected text (three hours per day), help the participants translate their readings into English (three hours per day), and participate in the weekend explorations of historic sites related to the text. Apart from the round-trip airfare (economy class; excepting those residing in Korea) and a room at the Guesthouse of the Academy, the honorarium of 7 million WON (approximately, 5,940 USD) will be provided.

Applications should include a statement of purpose (no more than two pages) on how to teach Hanmun (literary/classical Chinese) for graduate students of pre-modern Korean studies and current CV with a list of publications (no more than three pages) by February 24th, 2016 (6 pm: Korean Time). The final results will be individually notified by March, 7th, 2016.

Please send your application and questions to:
(Applications will be accepted only through email)

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