Cfp, « Growth, Stagnation, Decline, and Renewal of the Protestant Churches in Korea, 1945-2013”

Call for Papers and Proposals

2013 Im Conference of Korean Christianity, UCLA Center for Korean Studies:
« Growth, Stagnation, Decline, and Renewal of the Protestant Churches in Korea, 1945-2013”

Conference Date: April 19, 2013.


The conference aims to investigate growth and decline of the Christian churches in the post-Korean War Korea. It would include the following issues: history and theories of growth, stagnation, and decline of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Anglican churches in contemporary Korea; comparison of Protestantism with Roman Catholicism; Critical issues in 1970s for the future life of Korean Christianity; Critical issues in 1980s; Major reasons of decline of Protestantism in 1990s; Critical issues in 2010s.  


Please submit a proposal by email to Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak by November 25,2012. All proposals must include: (1) 500-700 word abstract, (2) a short CV,including full contact information. Junior scholars and doctoral students are encouraged to submit proposals. 


Four to five presenters will be selected and notified by December 15, 2012. They need to submit the final full draft by March 15, 2013. The papers should be unpublished ones. Several reviewers will read the drafts and participate in the discussion sessions. 



The UCLA Center for Korean Studies will provide the presenters with USdomestic roundtrip airfare, 2 night hotel accommodation, and up to $200travel reimbursement.



If you have any questions regarding the grant, travelling, accommodation, and any other thing about the conference, please email to Ms. Sejung Kim, Assistant Director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, and Mrs. Peyton Park, Program Representative,  

Im Conference of Korean Christianity, UCLA

Sung-Deuk Oak

Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Chair

Associate Professor of Korean Christianity

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California LosAngeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540

Phone: (310) 206-8235, Fax: (310) 206-3555, Email:


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