The Korea Journal was founded in 1961 with the goal of promoting Korean Studies around the world. In 1991, it became a quarterly academic publication, and since 1988, it has sought to integrate the humanities and social sciences. KJ is the standard journal read by Korean Studies specialists around the world and is a must-read for anyone seriously interested in East Asian or Korean Studies. Each issue focuses on a particular topic that is comprehensively addressed in several academic articles by the top scholars in the field.

The Korea Journal has been indexed in Thomson Reuters’ Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) and Current Contents/Arts & Humanities since 2001. It is also indexed in Scopus and registered with the National Research Foundation of Korea.

Ahn Byung-ook

Keongil KIM (Academy of Korean Studies)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Vladimir TIKHONOV (Univ. of Oslo)

Editorial Board
Remco BREUKER (Leiden Univ.)
Dae Seok CHOI (Ewha Womans Univ.)
Anders KARLSSON (SOAS, Univ. of London)
Kwi-bae KIM (Korean Natl. Commission for UNESCO)
Kyung Hyun KIM (Univ. of California at Irvine)
Youngmin KIM (Seoul National Univ.)
Nayoung Aimee KWON (Duke Univ.)
Boduerae KWON (Korea Univ.)
Roald H. MALIANGKAIJ (Australian National Univ.)
Seungsook MOON (Vassar College)
Laura NELSON (Univ. of California at Berkeley)
Chanseung PARK (Hanyang Univ.)
Michael PETTID (Binghamton Univ.)
Jörg PLASSEN (Ruhr-Univ. Bochum)
Andre SCHMID (Univ. of Toronto)

Book Review Editor
Mark E. CAPRIO (Rikkyo Univ.)

Managing Editor

Copy Editor
Daniel C. KANE

Editorial Office
Korea Journal
The Academy of Korean Studies
323 Haogae-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si
Gyeonggi-do, 463-791 Republic of Korea
Phone 82-31-730-8745
Fax 82-31-730-8750