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From the Editors

From the Editors We are pleased to bring out the revival issue of the Journal o/Korean Studies. The journal, which was started by James Palais at the University of Washing­ ton in the late 1970s, soon gained a reputation as a major English-language periodical on Korea. The high standards set by Palais were maintained during the late 1980s and early 1990s by Michael Robinson, then at the University of Southern California. From the very beginning, however, the journal was ham­ pered by a lack of funding and staffing, problems that led to the suspension of publication after volume 8 came out in 1992. Recent generous financial and administrative support from the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford and the advice and cooperation extended by Rowman & Littlefield have put the journal on a solid foundation and made it possible to resume publication. In earlier years, the journal had a preponderance of historical articles, a trend that reflected the makeup of the field. But Korean studies in the United States, Canada, and Europe have changed greatly since the last issue, with many more scholars working across a much wider range of disciplines. We envision the revived journal as a multidisciplinary publication and encourage submissions from scholars in almost all areas of Korean studies, including­ but not limited to-literature, film. and the social sciences. We particularly welcome contributions from junior scholars and advanced graduate students, not only because we feel it our duty to help younger scholars develop their careers but also because we believe that their work is often the kind of "cut­ ting-edge" scholarship that will shape the field in the future. We also wel­ come submissions from scholars in Korea, Japan, and other locales. It is our intention to maintain the high standards of scholarly excellence es­ tablished by earlier editors and to make the Journal o/ orean Studies the pre­ mier publication in the field. We hope to promote qualitative growth to match the quantitative growth we have experienced over the past fifteen years. Finally, we would like to express our thanks to the contributors and sub­ scribers who have waited so patiently while we struggled to bring the journal back to life. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the many fine scholars who have agreed, despite their very busy schedules, to serve on our board of editors. -JCHIN DUNCAN AND Gr-WOOK SHIN Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-korean-studies/article-pdf/9/1/v/804998/vduncan.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Korean Studies Duke University Press

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Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
ISSN
0731-1613
eISSN
2158-1665
DOI
10.1353/jks.2004.0001
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Abstract

We are pleased to bring out the revival issue of the Journal o/Korean Studies. The journal, which was started by James Palais at the University of Washing­ ton in the late 1970s, soon gained a reputation as a major English-language periodical on Korea. The high standards set by Palais were maintained during the late 1980s and early 1990s by Michael Robinson, then at the University of Southern California. From the very beginning, however, the journal was ham­ pered by a lack of funding and staffing, problems that led to the suspension of publication after volume 8 came out in 1992. Recent generous financial and administrative support from the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford and the advice and cooperation extended by Rowman & Littlefield have put the journal on a solid foundation and made it possible to resume publication. In earlier years, the journal had a preponderance of historical articles, a trend that reflected the makeup of the field. But Korean studies in the United States, Canada, and Europe have changed greatly since the last issue, with many more scholars working across a much wider range of disciplines. We envision the revived journal as a multidisciplinary publication and encourage submissions from scholars in almost all areas of Korean studies, including­ but not limited to-literature, film. and the social sciences. We particularly welcome contributions from junior scholars and advanced graduate students, not only because we feel it our duty to help younger scholars develop their careers but also because we believe that their work is often the kind of "cut­ ting-edge" scholarship that will shape the field in the future. We also wel­ come submissions from scholars in Korea, Japan, and other locales. It is our intention to maintain the high standards of scholarly excellence es­ tablished by earlier editors and to make the Journal o/ orean Studies the pre­ mier publication in the field. We hope to promote qualitative growth to match the quantitative growth we have experienced over the past fifteen years. Finally, we would like to express our thanks to the contributors and sub­ scribers who have waited so patiently while we struggled to bring the journal back to life. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the many fine scholars who have agreed, despite their very busy schedules, to serve on our board of editors. -JCHIN DUNCAN AND Gr-WOOK SHIN Downloaded from https://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-korean-studies/article-pdf/9/1/v/804998/vduncan.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 16 June 2020

Journal

Journal of Korean StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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