[Now Closed] 2022 IKSU Annual International Conference Call for Papers - Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific
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[Now Closed] 2022 IKSU Annual International Conference Call for Papers

Call for Papers: “Korean Politics and International Relations at Crossroads:
Past, Present and the Future.”


University of Central Lancashire, UK, 7-8 January 2022

In the run up to the 2022 presidential election, the IKSU Annual International Conference will discuss how South Korea’s politics and international relations have evolved since the founding of the first Republic in 1948. The international relations of South Korea tend to heavily depend on each presidency, especially with regard to North Korea and relations with surrounding countries. In this sense, this conference will explore the past, present and future of South Korean politics and the international relations from a number of perspectives. After the conference, we will publish an edited volume based on the submitted papers. Papers from various disciplines are invited. Early career researchers and PhD candidates are also encouraged, along with academics at all stages of their career in a relevant field.

We plan to hold the first day of the conference at the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire, which is located in the city of Preston in the north of England, and the second day of the event at the Samlesbury Hall, a stunning 14th century manor house and gardens in Lancashire.


Schedule for submission

      • Proposal (individual paper or panel) Submission Deadline: 20 April 2021
      • Acceptance Notice: 30 April 2021
      • Full Paper Submission Deadline (maximum 9,000 words including references): 30 November 2021
      • IKSU Annual International Conference: 7-8 January 2022
      • Revision Submission Deadline for Publication: 30 April 2022


As we plan to publish conference papers as an edited volume, previously published work will not be accepted.
Please send the proposal as an email attachment to Dr Sojin Lim at IKSU-AKS@uclan.ac.uk.

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.

In the case that current COVID-19 situation persists until the conference dates, we will hold the event online. In this case, there will be no financial support for travel, but an honorarium for publication will be provided for the chapter authors of the edited volume. Venues are subject to change.

This conference is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies.