Korea-Vietnam Working Group Meeting at 2020 AAS

Are you interested in comparing and connecting Korea and Vietnam in your research or teaching? The Korea-Vietnam Working Group (KVG) has been approved as an official AAS (Association of Asian Studies) affiliate group. The group aims to put scholars of both countries in dialogue with one another, while creating a framework for meaningful collaboration across fields. KVG will be hosting its first meeting at the 2020 AAS in Boston.

  • Meeting Venue: Hynes Convention Center
  • Room Assignment: Room 206
  • Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Time: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

To learn more, join us for a meet and greet and a short presentation, with discussion following, by KVG members John Lee and Bradley Camp Davis:

Working Group Meeting Presentation – Environmental Histories of Korea and Vietnam: A Discussion of Teaching and Research 

In the next decade, universities across the world will admit a generation of students for whom climate change has been the primary crisis of their time. Historians can provide the contexts for further comprehension of our histories with nature, with hope that future generations can find better solutions.  Environmental history is, in a sense, an argument about the enduring relevance of long term change for our shared world. Using new work on Korea and Vietnam, we will discuss how environmental history can provide a framework for introductory and more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. Following a brief presentation, we will open the topic to discussion for both KVG members and other attendees.  

Sponsored Panel:
Coping with Abundance: Categories of Knowledge in Early Modern East Asia

This year, the KVG is also the official sponsor of panel 253, Coping with Abundance: Categories of Knowledge in Early Modern East Asia

  • Organizer: Nathan Vedal, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Chair: Marcia Yonemoto, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Paper Presenters:
    • Young Kyun Oh, Arizona State University
    • Kathelene Baldanza, Pennsylvania State University
    • Nathan Vedal, Washington University, St. Louis
    • Mårten Söderblom Saarela, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

In the future, KVG will continue to select panels to formally sponsor for the AAS。

For more information about KVG, https://www.kvg.network/

To sign up as a member of the KVG,, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrpiBZq-S2TwZt66xNLWOF_-mLJ3Eg4VHLZpqeOOzFob7cnw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Korea-Vietnam Group seeking to sponsor panels for AAS 2020

As an Association for Asian Studies (AAS) affiliate group, it facilitated collaboration and comparative approaches to the humanistic study of Korea and Vietnam. The KVG is now also calling for submissions for Korea and Vietnam-related panel proposals for consideration as group’s sponsored panel to the 2020 meeting of the AAS.

The KVG will select a panel to formally sponsor for the AAS, which both adds to the visibility of the KVG in the meetings and increases the chances that the selected panel will ultimately be included in the AAS conference.

The deadline for submissions of panels to KVG for consideration will be July 25, 2019. Please note that proposals must follow the AAS guidelines and the panel organizer must submit the proposal to AAS as well as to KVG. To submit your panel for KVG consideration, please send the full proposal (including panel and individual abstracts) to the Korea-Vietnam Working Group Sponsorship Committee, c/o Dr. Bradley Camp Davis, davisbrad@easternct.edu. The committee expects to notify organizers of its decision by July 27, ten days before the AAS deadline.

To be included as a KVG member, please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrpiBZq-S2TwZt66xNLWOF_-mLJ3Eg4VHLZpqeOOzFob7cnw/viewform?usp=sf_link