Call for Applications – 2020 Kyujanggak Summer Workshop and Hanmun Workshop

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Summer Program
May 22, 2020
Korea South
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies


1. 14th Kyujanggak Korean Studies Summer Workshop, 2020


  This summer the Kyujanggak Institute of Korean Studies will host its fourteenth summer workshop for Korean studies. The workshop aims to give graduate students in Korean studies or Korea-related subjects the opportunity to further their understanding on research trends in various fields of Korean studies. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it will be conducted via online (ZOOM) from June 29 to July 17, 2020.

  Lectures will cover research methods, trends, and approaches in about 24 different fields: history, history of science, mass media, classical literature, modern linguistics and literature, gender history, philosophy, religion and education, art, relationship with North Korea, etc. SNU faculty members and prominent scholars from global community will be the lecturers. After 90 minutes of each lecture, there will be an opportunity for discussion. Lecture and discussions will take place in Korean or English. Students who attend more than 15 lectures will receive a certificate.

  To apply, please visit our website(, click ‘Online Application’ → ‘Event Application’, and complete your online application by uploading your CV. Those who participated in the summer and hanmun workshop in the past 3 years can not apply.


*Application deadline: May 22, 2020

*Contact:, +82-2-880-9378

*The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 related situations.


[Reference] 14th Kyujanggak Korean Studies Summer Workshop Syllabus (Tentative)


1. 한국 사회와 인구학 Korean Society and Demography

2. 조선시대의 동북아시아 외교관계 Joseon Era and its North East Asian Diplomacy

3. 한국의 과학사 Science History of Korea

4. 고지도로 바라본 한국 Korea in Old Maps

5. 북한학 연구 동향 Current Issues in North Korean Research

6. 남북관계사 History of Political Relations between South Korean and North Korea

7. 한국근대사 Korean Modern History

8. 한국현대사 Korean Contemporary History

9. 한국 사회와 젠더 Korean Society and Gender

10. 조선시대의 여성 Women in Joseon Dynasty

11. 규장각과 기록문화 Kyujanggak and its Archive Culture

12. 한국 현대 문학 Korean Contemporary Literature

13. 현대 한국어 구조 Linguistic Structure of Contemporary Korean

14. 한국 근대 문학 Korean Modern Literature

15. 한국의 종교문화 Religious Culture of Korea

16. 한국의 사회와 교육 Korean Society and Education

17. 한국의 철학 Korean Philosophy

18. 디지털 시대의 한류 Hallyu in Digital Era

19. 한국의 전통음악 Korean Traditional Music

20. 한국의 전통미술 Korean Traditional Arts

21. Anthropology of Media (영어강의)

22. Modern Korean Language Structure (영어강의)

23. Korean Literature and Literary Translation (영어강의)

24. The Formation of North Korea in Comparative Perspective (영어강의)


2. The 8th Kyujanggak Hanmun Workshop 2020


The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies will host its two-weeks intensive hanmun workshop this summer. This workshop is for graduate students who have completed at least one year of classical Chinese course(s) and are interested in improving their reading comprehension of classical hanmun texts. Since classes will be conducted in Korean, students are expected to have at least intermediate-level proficiency in Korean. Concerning the COVID-19 related situations, this year’s workshop is for students who are staying in Korea during the workshop period.

  The workshop will last two weeks from July 6 to July 17, 2020. It consists of 2-hour long seminars in the afternoon from Monday to Friday each week. The seminars mainly focus on the participants’ translation of hanmun texts either at an elementary level or an advanced level. Therefore, in addition to class hours, students will spend at least 10 hours a week in preparing the assigned translation of hanmun texts. Graduate students who want to read hanmun texts at a more advanced level for their research may request an interview with professors in a specific field.

  To apply, please visit our website ( and go to 'Online Application' -> 'Event Application' to find an application form. Fill in the online application form, upload your CV, and submit the completed form.

  In order to apply, a reference letter is required. Please ask your academic advisor to send a reference letter for you to by email.

  Those who have participated in the Kyujanggak summer/hanmun workshop during the past three years are not eligible to apply.


*Application deadline: May 22, 2020

*All lectures will be conducted in Korean

*Contact:, +82-2-880-9378

*The program is subject to change depending on the COVID-19 related situations.

*The program can be cancelled due to the shortage of applications.

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