Im Doctoral Student Fellowship
An incoming doctoral student who majors in Korean Christianity from Fall of 2014.
Deadline: December 15, 2013.
The UCLA Center for Korean Studies is pleased to offer the Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Doctoral Fellowship to support doctoral students’study and research in Korean Christianity.
Candidates must follow the regular application process of the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Admission is very competitive, for the Department is one of the largest such departments in the United States and focuses on the linguistic, literary, historical, and religious traditions of the entire Asian macro-region, and the Korean program is one of the most prestigious such programs in the world. See the department webpage for the application information: http://alc.ucla.edu/
Doctoral students who major in Korean Christianity need to study Korean and East Asian religions and a minor field: modern Korean history, or Korean literature and film studies, or Korean folklore and popular culture. In addition, they need to study the Korean, classical Chinese, and Japanese languages.
Fellowship for first three years: Annually guaranteed up to $20,000, which includes the tuition and fees plus stipend. Admitted doctoral students of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures receive various fellowships, grants, and stipends including the language study grants and stipends, and have ample opportunities for TA. The recipient of the Im Fellowship can also apply for these grants and programs. The Im Doctoral Fellowship can be renewed by an evaluation after the first three years.
Deadline of the Application:December 15, 2013
For more information on application, feel free to contact Ms. Shan Shan Chi-Au, Student Affairs Officer for Graduate Studies:
For questions regarding the program, please contact Ms. Sejung Kim, Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies:
or Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak, Im Chair Associate Professor of Korean Christianity:
Call for Papers
2013 Im Conference of Korean Christianity, UCLA Center for Korean Studies:
"Growth, Stagnation, Decline, and Renewal of the Christian Churches in Korea, 1945-2020”
Conference Date: October 25, 2013
The conference aims to investigate the history of growth and decline of the Christian churches in the post-Korean War Korea. It would include the following issues: history and theories of growth, stagnation, and decline of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Anglican churches in contemporary Korea; comparison of Protestantism with Roman Catholicism; critical issues in 1970s for the future life of Korean Christianity; critical issues in 1980s; major reasons of decline of Protestantism in 1990s; vital issues for the renewal of the church in 2010s in relation to the Korean society (including North Korea) and world Christianity.
Please submit a draft paper by email to Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak by August 25, 2013. The paper should include: (1) an abstract (300-5oo words), (2) the text (7,000-10,000 words, including notes and bibliography), (3) a short CV,including full contact information. Doctoral students and junior scholars are encouraged to submit papers.
Four to five presenters will be selected and notified by September 15, 2012. They need to submit the final paper by October 1, 2013. The paper should be an unpublished one.
The UCLA Center for Korean Studies will provide the presenters with a round trip airfare, 2 night hotel accommodation, and up to $400 travel reimbursement.
If you have any questions regarding the grant, travelling, accommodation, and any other thing about the conference, please email to Ms. Sejung Kim, Assistant Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies,
and Mrs. Peyton Park, Program Representative,
Im Conference of Korean Christianity, UCLA
Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Chair
Associate Professor of Korean Christianity
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540
Protestantism? Reflections in Advance of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 1517-2017
NOVEMBER 14–16, 2013
Gordon College, MA
A conference sponsored by the Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College in partnership with the Boston Theological Institute and Refo500.
The world edges closer to a significant symbolic date: October 31, 2017, the quincentennial of the Protestant Reformation. Countries, social movements, churches, universities, seminaries, and other institutions shaped by “Protestantism” face a daunting question: how best to commemorate the Reformation 500 years after the fact? This conference aims to undertake a fundamental inquiry into this question in anticipation of the upcoming milestone.
Interview with Dr. Oak. Newsletter of the Center for Global Christianity and Missions, Boston University School of Theology (Winter 2012)
Prof. David Yoo Appointed to Director of UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 2010
Oak to Spearhead English-Language Studies of Korean Christianity
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