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Dear all participants

Thanks for your attendance and support of the conference.
Here, you find the manuscript of the keynote speech: "Issues in Korean Studies" by Martina Deuchler

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  • 10 July 2015
    Große Korea-Konferenz
    Hohen Besuch aus Berlin erwarteten die Veranstalter einer internationalen Korea-Tagung an der RUB: Der Botschafter der Republik Korea, Lee Kyung-soo, war anlässlich der Tagungseröffnung zu Gast in Bochum. Näheres.
  • 3 July 2015
    Here, you find our final schedule (including opening ceremony, panel programes and closing concert) and general information.
  • 7 June 2015
    The deadline of full paper upload is now extended to 22 June.
  • 8 April 2015
    Upload of full papers is now possible at our conference management system and will remain so until 8 June.
  • 9 February 2015
    Preliminary programme is now available: list of panels and presentations
  • 26 January 2015
    From 00.00 h on 1 February until 23.00 h on 3 February (in CET = UTC+1), our conference management system will be modified. Thus, you will not be able to make the online registration during this period.
  • 3 December 2014
    The organizers will be out of the office from Wed 17 December 2014 to Tue 6 January 2015 and may not always be able to respond to your inquiries immediately.
  • 1 December 2014
    Formal online registration (including accommodation request) is now open and will remain so until 31 January 2015 for accepted submitters (i.e. both panel and individual presenters) or until 16 February 2015 for all other active participants (such as panel chairs) and passive (non-presenting) participants of all kinds.
  • 25 June 2014
    The deadline for submissions has been extended until 15 July 2014.
    updated instructions for panel registration and abstract submission: submission-akse2015.pdf and updated call for papers: call-akse2015.pdf
  • 1 February 2014
    The events, dates, and deadlines on this conference website and in the "call for papers and first notice" are preliminary and subject to change. However, they can be used as a rough guide to start your preparation in good time: planning an individual presentation or a panel, submitting (individual or panel) abstract and full paper, organizing travel documents etc.

27th AKSE Conference

The Department of Korean Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum will host the 27th biennial AKSE Conference from 10 (Fri) to 13 (Mon) July 2015 in Bochum, Germany.

The biennial AKSE conferences provide an opportunity for European scholars of Korean studies to gather and exchange research results. Hosting the membership meeting, they are the most impor-tant event of the association as such. AKSE conferences are also a way for European scholars to communicate with the global academic community. We thus warmly welcome non-Europeans and non-members.


The Association for Korean Studies in Europe, founded in 1977, is the main scholarly society for Korean Studies in greater Europe. Its objectives are to stimulate and coordinate academic Korean studies in all countries of Europe, and to contribute to the spread of knowledge of Korea among a wider public. » AKSE


Located in the midst of the dynamic metropolitan area of the Ruhr, in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) was founded in 1962 as the first new public university in Germany since World War II. As home to 5,600 employees and over 38,000 students from 130 countries (2013) it is one of the largest universities in Germany. » University

Korean Studies at RUB

The Department of Korean Studies at Ruhr-University Bochum has served as one of the strongholds of Korean Studies in Germany for the past decade and more. As the first institute of its kind in Western Germany it is the oldest among the existing institutes of Korean Studies in Germany. » Department


Professor Marion EGGERT
Chair of the Department of Korean Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Person to contact
Dr Myoung In YU

If you require additional information or want to make comments and suggestions, please send an e-mail to akse2015@rub.de

Postal address
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
Fakultaet fuer Ostasienwissenschaften
Sektion Sprache und Kultur Koreas
44780 Bochum, Germany