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Event ID: MC183442

22nd Oct 2021 - 24th Oct 2021

Conference Start Date: 22nd Oct 2021

Conference End Date: 24th Oct 2021

Event Type: Conference

Event Serial: MC183442 /   Total Views ( 46 )

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: 21st Apr 2021

Event Organizer: Pusan National University

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Conference Venue : Pusan   Korea South

Conference Details : After World War II, the geopolitical tension of East Asia, especially the Korean peninsula became critical. The beginning of the Cold War between two different ideologies of Communism the Soviet Union and Democracy the United States was eventually visualised through the military conflict of the Korean War 1950-1953. The United Nations UN dispatched 932,964 soldiers from sixteen countries as well as medical support from six nations. The war was ended on 27 July 1953. As a result, 2,309 war veterans were interred at the sacred site of the UNMCK United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea in Busan the Provisional Capital. What is the relationship between the United Nations and the Korean War? Which countries were involved in the war? What were the political issues? How was the war seen to outsiders? What kind of grassroots narratives did the soldiers, families and Koreans have? The aim of this conference is to explore the involvement of the United Nations for ‘the Forgotten War’ through the various case studies of individual, group, or nation. The main theme can be analyzed in a multidisciplinary approach of history, military studies, politics, anthropology, sociology, War strategy, human movement, medicine, refugee, POWs, Busan studies, Korean studies, welfare orphans, education, and human rights. If you are interested or your current research is on the subject or relevant to the Korean War, we invite your paper for the international conference in 2021. Proposed streams: 1. Policy of the UN for Korean War: The involvement of the United Nations UN to the Korean War was significant for South Korea positively and North Korea negatively. How was the decision made so early? Who was involved in the process? How was the policy implemented internationally? 2. Human Movements, POWs and Refugees: The war directly impacted the relocation of the local people 6.3 million. The war also caused many POWs and refugees. How was the geographical landscape of the human movements? What was the condition of refugees? Were the POWs treated fairly? 3. War Strategy and Battles: The various war strategies were applied at the battlers of the Korean War between the army, navy the marine corps and air force of China, UN, North and South Koreas. How was the strategy changed? What was the turning point for each other? Which battles were significant? What about the condition of retrogression? 4. Narratives of Victims and Casualties Soldiers and families: The war generated many victims death and wound which affected the emotional and mental condition of family members. What was the story of individual involvement? How do they remember the East Asian war? What is the post-war life of soldiers? Do they have any story with Korean people? 5. Human Rights and Welfare medicine, orphans, and education: Under the military situation of the Korea war, there were the various activities of international, public and NGO organisations in the sphere of human rights. How was the medical service provided? How were orphans managed? Was any activity of education continued? 6. Theory and Method in Unification and Peace Process: Since the Korean War has been 70 years and remained as an unfinished war, what kind of theory or method can be adopted for the development of Korean Unification? How can the peace process take a place for the future of both Koreas? Proposals Please send paper and panel proposals to Asso. Prof. David W. Kim: [email protected] by 21 April 2021, including the following information: 1. Paper title 2. Nominated stream 3. Name and affiliation 4. Contact details email 5. Abstract of 150-200 words 6. Biography of 80 words highlighting teaching and research interests and publications 3-4 title and year only. Proposals for panels of 3 or 4 papers must include the above information for all papers and a brief description of the panel itself of 100 words. Key dates Proposal deadline: 21 April 2021 Notification: 30 June 2021 Registrations open: 14 July 2021 Registrations close: 10 August 2021 Conference: 22-24 October 2021 Registration fees Full registration: $ 350.00 Studentpart-timeunwagedreligious leaders: $ 250.00 Publishers: $600.00 Registration includes participation in all conference sessions, lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea on each day, conference dinner, registration pack, and conference tour of sites in Busan related to the theme. Publisher registration includes, in addition, a display desk, an opportunity to address conference delegates, and your logo on the conference program front page. There will be limited bursary for some accepted doctoral candidates and early career researchers as well as award for two best papers. In addition, the selected papers after conference may be published in a book volume. Conference Committee: Chair Asso. Prof. David W. Kim Kookmin University, Seoul H.E. Joanne Doornewaard UNMCK: United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea Prof. Kiseob Kim Unification Korea Institute, Pusan National University Contact Please address all inquiries to Dr David W. Kim: [email protected]

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