Fáilte/ Welcome

Firstly, many thanks to all the contributors and readers of the very successful first volume of IJAS, vol. 1 – Korea: Past, Present and Future.

The second edition of the Irish Journal of Asian Studies (IJAS) will coincide with the first Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS), which will be held in Dublin City University on 17th and 18th June 2016. It is jointly organised by IAAS and the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University.

The theme of the conference and the second volume of IJAS is ‘Commemoration’. (More details can be found under Journal Submissions).

We hope this issue will provide a platform for lively discussions amongst scholars from interdisciplinary fields related to Asia.

Kevin N. Cawley

Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies, School of Asian Studies, UCC. Ireland.
Founding and Managing Editor of IJAS, Secretary of IAAS.

Current Issue Summer 2015 IJAS      ISSN   2009-8448.

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