2017 (1st) Ateneo Korean Studies Junior Conference


The Korean Studies Program, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University is holding its 1st (2017) Ateneo Korean Studies Junior Conference and Career Talk on March 28, 2017 (Tuesday) at Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University.

Supported by the Academy of Korean Studies, the conference hopes to respond to the increasing research initiatives pursued by students on topics related to Korea and seeks to serve as a platform for critically examining the relevance of Korean Studies to Filipino scholars. Specifically, it aims to (a) provide a venue for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any college/university in the Philippines to present their research on Korea; (b) engage with and learn from invited experts; and © dialogue with industry representatives about employment prospects for scholars with Korean Studies background.

The conference is interdisciplinary in nature and is therefore designed to gather individual papers from diverse fields and on any topic/theme on Korea. Through the paper presentations and discussions, the conference is expected to facilitate dialogue on pressing issues surrounding contemporary Korea and its implications on the Philippines as well as contribute to the building of a network of future Korean Studies scholars in the country.

As a pioneering initiative, the conference program will incorporate a career talk by representatives from relevant industries, including Korean and multinational companies.

Students and faculty of other universities are invited to the conference but due to to limited slots (30 slots only), registration will be on a first come, first served basis. There is NO registration fee and all confirmed/registered participants will be entitled to conference meals and kit.


08:30-09:00: Registration
09:00-09:10: Opening Ceremony
*Introduction of Speakers
*Presentation by Invited Experts: “Korean Studies for Asian Scholars: Relevance and Future Direction”
- Dr. Kim Dong Taek, Sogang University
- Dr. Vyjayanti Raghavan, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Dr. Joeffrey Calimag, University of Ulsan

10:15-10:30: Open Forum
10:30-10:40: Break

*Engaging Korea-related Industries: Career Talk by Invited Industries/Companies including the Korean Chamber of Commerce
*Scholarship and Related Opportunities in Korea: Presentation by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines
*Open Forum

12:30-13:45: Lunch

*Junior Conference Panel 1: Korea between Tradition and Globalization
-Presenter 1: The Songs of Flying Dragons and Frogs from the Bottom of a Deep Well: The Yangban Society, the Sirhak Literati and the Emergence of Korean National Identity by Bianca Claveria
-Presenter 2: K-Fashion and Technology-Driven Globalization in the Philippine Setting by Carlo Jejomar Sanchez
-Feedback by Expert: Dr. Kim Dong Taek, Sogang University
-Open Forum

*Junior Conference Panel 2: Contemporary Korean Literature
-Presenter 1: Blurred Lines: A Postmodernist Conception of Korean Literature through Oh Soo-yeon’s ‘I am Food’ by Enrico Caldona
-Presenter 2: Seeing Suicide through Different Lens by Samantha Pauline Villanueva
-Feedback by Expert: Dr. Vyjayanti Raghavan, Jawaharlal Nehru University
-Open Forum

15:54-16:00: Break

*Junior Conference Panel 3: Hallyu as a Window to Cosmopolitan Korea
-Presenter 1: The Analysis of Hallyu’s Sustainability as a Form of Pop Culture and Soft Power Diplomacy by Alexandra Medina
-Presenter 2: Representations of Women in Korean Drama by Kathleen Mae Prado
-Feedback by Expert: Dr. Joeffrey Calimag, University of Ulsan
-Open Forum

*Awarding of 2 Outstanding Papers
*Closing Ceremony


Dr. Vyjayanti Raghavan is a Professor of Korean Language at the Centre for Korean Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Raghavan has a Masters Degree in Korean History from Seoul National University and a Ph.D in the politics of nuclear bargaining in the Korean peninsula from the School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi. She has been teaching Korean language at JNU for over seventeen years. However, her association with Korea goes back to 1976 when she first joined the Korean Language course at JNU. Prof. Raghavan has contributed greatly to expanding the Korean Studies program in India. She has been instrumental in getting the Korean studies program at JNU an independent identity as the Centre for Korean Studies. Prof. Raghavan has a number of books to her credit, some of which are Colonization: A Comparative Study of India and Korea (Co-authored), Sino-Indian and Sino-South Korean Relations: Compulsions, Comparisons and Contrasts (Co-authored), Korean Wave in India: Current Status and Future Prospects, A Textbook on Korean Culture and so on. She also has a number of chapters in books, and articles in journals, newspapers and websites to her credit. Prof. Raghavan was awarded by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Hwang Gyo-ahn, for her contribution to the development of Hangeul, on 9th October, 2015.

Dr. Kim Dong Taek is the founding Director of the Global Korean Studies Program of Sogang University. Dr. Kim is a respected political scientist in Korea whose fields of expertise include Korean Political History; History of Concept in Korea; International Cooperation; and Social Economy of Korea. In 1993, he was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University Harvard-Yenching Institute. He also worked in Sungkyunkwan University prior to joining Sogang. Dr. Kim has headed various government-funded projects and has likewise published numerous scholarly articles and books on Korean Political Economy. His most recent publications include the books Modern Transition in Korea (2013); Refraction and Intensification of the Knowledge of Modern Enlightenment Period (2007); and articles, Community School as a Social Economy published in 2014, and Korean Nationalism as an Anti-System Movement published in 2010.

Dr. Joeffrey Maddatu Calimag is a professor of International Business, Trade and Global Management and Korean Business and Economy at the University of Ulsan (South Korea). He is the first Filipino to receive a PhD in Korean Studies, a degree he completed at Hanyang University in Seoul. Dr. Calimag is a recipient of numerous awards and grants from different organizations and programs such as the Global Ambassador Fellowship, Korea Foundation, One Asia Club, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and Hanyang University Graduate School of International Studies. Currently, he is a Subject Matter Expert and Adjunct Lecturer at the International Federation of Professional Managers (IFPM-London), CPM (Asia) and the Vice President for International Business of Illustrados Business Consulting (IBC), Ltd., a Hong Kong-based international consultancy firm. His current research interests include cultural intelligence, person-society-fit, international business ethics and ASEAN integration but not limited to issues and trends in international and Korean business and management. In South Korea, on top of his being a professor, Dr. Calimag is actively involved in migrants’ affairs holding positions in a number of Filipino Community organizations; as simultaneous current presidents of the Association of Filipino Educators in Korea (AFEK) and the University of the Philippines Alumni Association-Republic of Korea (UPAA-ROK). He was conferred with the prestigious Bagong Bayani Award (Modern Hero Award) by the Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc. in June 2016; a global search for outstanding and exemplary Overseas Filipino Workers. The provincial government of Cagayan likewise commended Dr. Calimag for this global-search national award. He has been in South Korea since 2002 and has made efforts in bridging friendship between the Philippines and South Korea. He is an advocate of gender equality, labor welfare and financial literacy. His various accomplishments aside, Dr. Calimag describes himself as having a very positive personality. In his free time, he cooks and meets friends. He loves singing and dancing. He enjoys travelling and has been to countries more than his current age.

Ms. Jamie Abucal | Secretary
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