Call for Papers: 2023 IKSU Annual International Conference - Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific
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Call for Papers: 2023 IKSU Annual International Conference

2023 IKSU Annual International Conference

Call for Papers

Economic Development and International Development Cooperation of the Korea Peninsula: Past, Present and the Future

University of Central Lancashire, UK,

27-28 March 2023

South Korea’s rapid economic success is a widely shared story. The role of South Korea as a donor member of the international development cooperation community has been extensively discussed, owing especially to the 10th anniversary celebration of its accession to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 2020. However, with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increasing need to expand the narratives around South Korea’s experience of development from a fragile recipient country to a donor country, within and beyond the Korean peninsula, in a more contemporary context.

With this in mind, the 2023 IKSU Annual International Conference aims to explore how South Korea’s economic development and its international development cooperation have evolved, including in relation to North Korea. After the conference, an edited volume will be published. Additionally, a special issue journal may follow contingent on a sufficient number of publishable papers being received. Papers from various disciplines are invited. Not only established academics at different stages, but also early career researchers and PhD candidates in relevant fields are encouraged to submit.

Schedule for Submission

  • Proposal Submission Deadline (maximum 500 words of abstract): 30 March 2022

– *Note: provide your full name and affiliation, with title.

  • Acceptance Notice: 15 April 2022
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline (maximum 9,000 words including references): 28 February 2023
  • IKSU Annual International Conference: 27-28 March 2023
  • Revision Submission Deadline for Publication: 30 May 2023

As we plan to publish conference papers, previously published work will not be accepted.

Please send the proposal as an email attachment to

By submitting your paper, you are entitled to publish your manuscript as an edited volume if selected.

Financial Support for Presenters

Travel cost will be reimbursed up to a maximum of GBP 100 for participants within the UK, GBP 250 for participants from EU countries, and GBP 500 for participants from the rest of the world. Up to three nights’ accommodation will be covered by the host, depending on the participant’s flight schedule. We expect presenters to also participate as discussants at the conference.