CFP Deadline: Nov. 25, UCLA Im Conference of Korean Christianity, USA

The 2013 Im Conference of Korean Christianity, UCLA Center for Korean Studies on “Growth, Stagnation, Decline, and Renewal of the Protestant Churches in Korea, 1945-2013” will be held April 19, 2013.

The conference aims to investigate 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; Critical issues in 2010s.

Please submit a proposal by email to Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak by November 25, 2012. All proposals must include: (1) 500-700 word abstract, (2) a short CV, including full contact information. Junior scholars and doctoral students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Four to five presenters will be selected and notified by December 15, 2012. They need to submit the final full draft by March 15, 2013. The papers should be unpublished ones. Several reviewers will read the drafts and participate in the discussion sessions.

The UCLA Center for Korean Studies will provide the presenters with US domestic roundtrip airfare, 2 night hotel accommodation, and up to $200 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 Korean Studies, skim(at) and Mrs. Peyton Park, Program Representative, ppark(at)

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