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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 4, is related to the theme: ‘Sexuality and Identity in Asian Contexts’. This volume consists of original papers which reflect the international and interdisciplinary dimensions of IJAS, drawing together a diverse range of scholars working on China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Nepal, while dealing with the theme of sexuality and identity by employing very different approaches.

Next October, the North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA) will hold its annual conference at UCC. It will be the first time that NAKPA has held a conference in Europe, and we are honored that UCC will host this event.

The next issue of IJAS will coincide with the NAKPA Conference 2019, and Volume 5 of IJAS will explore ideas and issues relating to Korean Philosophy.

Dr. Kevin N. Cawley

Head of the Department of Asian Studies, UCC
Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies
Founding and Executive Editor of IJAS, Secretary of IAAS


Current Issue 2018 IJAS      ISSN   2009-8448.

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