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.
Following on from the success from Volume 1 which focused on Korea, Volume 2 consists of papers which were initially presented at the First Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS), held in Dublin City University (DCU) in June 2016.
The theme of the conference was ‘Commemoration’. The current volume explores this theme in detail and draws together papers from international scholars who engage with the idea of commemoration from linguistic, cultural, historical and contemporary perspectives, engaging with different methodological and theoretical approaches.
This issue also highlights the importance of the international IAAS conference, which afforded the opportunity to bring such varied expertise together in Ireland.
Kevin N. Cawley
Head of the Department of Asian Studies, UCC
Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies
Founding and Managing Editor of IJAS, Secretary of IAAS
Current Issue 2016 IJAS ISSN 2009-8448.