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The Irish Journal of Asian Studies (IJAS) was launched in 2015 and is Ireland’s first ever international peer-reviewed online journal devoted to Asian Studies set up by the Department of Asian Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.

The current issue, Volume 5, consists of papers submitted following the sixth annual conference of the North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA), which was held at University College Cork (UCC) from the 10th to 13th October 2019. It was hosted by the Irish Institute of Korean Studies at UCC, and was attended by international scholars from South Korea, the United States, and Australia, as well as others from various European countries. We would gratefully like to acknowledge the contributions from the students who came and who very actively participated, adding to the success of the conference, impressing the members of NAKPA and our keynote speakers.

The next issue of IJAS will be edited by Dr Julia Schneider (UCC) and will explore ideas and issues relating to: Chinese Borders: A Transcultural Historical Perspective. Please contact Dr Schneider if you are interested in contributing to the next issue: julia.schneider@ucc.ie

Mise le meas,

Dr. Kevin N. Cawley

Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies, UCC
Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies
Founding and Managing Editor of IJAS.

Current Issue 2019 IJAS      ISSN   2009-8448.

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