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 (300-500 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 The paper should be an unpublished one.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, skimATinternational.ucla.edu and Mrs. Peyton Park, Program Representative, pparkATinternational.ucla.edu.