Statement of Purpose

Chinese studies has a long and exceptionally rich history on the Korean peninsula, and in recent years has undergone a period of rapid growth, with more than two hundred universities in South Korea now teaching Chinese language and literature programs.
And yet thanks to the fact that the vast majority of research in this country is only ever published in Korean, there has been little opportunity to introduce Korean scholarship to the international academic community.
The Korea Society of Chinese Language and Literature already publishes Chinese and Korean language papers in their regular journal and this will now be joined by an annual English‐language journal which is specifically aimed at enhancing communication between scholars at home and abroad: the Korea Journal of Chinese Language and Literature. The focus of the Korea Journal of Chinese Language and Literature is threefold. It is intended as a forum to introduce the most advanced research conducted in Korea in the fields of Chinese linguistics, language pedagogy, and Chinese literature to an international English‐speaking academic audience.
At the same time, this journal also accepts articles from scholars based outside Korea, in the hope of enhancing scholarly understanding and collaboration. With this aim in mind, an Advisory Editorial Committee of highly distinguished scholars has been assembled to review the papers submitted.
It is hoped that in the future this journal will make a significant contribution towards the globalization of Korean research in the field of Chinese language and literature.

※Korea Association of Chinese Language and Literature publishes journal three times per year, Korean/Chinese issues in April and December and English issue in August.
※Articles will be peer reviewed. Contributions may be sent to Professor Olivia Milburn, Associate Editor, at by the end of February each year.
※Price per issue is US$20, RMB130, HK$160, or NT$600, including surface mail shipping and handling.
Add US$12 for express shipping and handling. For detailes, please refer to or contact an associate editor.

Style Sheet

The Korea Journal of Chinese Language and Literature (KJCLL) represents the English-language issue of the journal published by the Korea Society of Chinese Language and Literature. This annual special issue aims to publish articles in English by leading Korean scholars in the fields of Chinese linguistics, language pedagogy and literature. By presenting these articles in English, Korean academic research will reach a wider international scholarly audience. At the same time, this journal also accepts articles written by scholars from outside the Korean peninsula, in the hope of enhancing academic collaboration and understanding.


l Set the margins of your manuscript to one inch on all sides. Pages should be standard A4 size. For both text and notes, use font size 12. The preferred font is Times New Roman. Do not justify the right margin.
l Indent the first paragraphs of your manuscript one half inch from the left margin. Please use the Tab key rather than the space bar.
l Do not use automatic hyphenation.
l Create a header that numbers all pages consecutively at the top right-hand corner.
l All notes should be given as footnotes.
l Manuscripts should be submitted as MS Word documents. If your manuscript contains IPA, tables, and/or special characters, a PDF file is also required.
l At the time of submission, please include a 100 word abstract of your article, and four or five keywords. You should also list your name, professional affiliation, and give full contact details.

General Style:

l In matters of style, KJCLL follows the rules set out in Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA style manual and guide to scholarly publishing. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008.

Romanization of Asian Languages:

l Chinese words should be Romanized using the pinyin system. For pre-modern material, or where the subject concerns the language and literature of Hong Kong, Taiwan etc. please give the characters as fantizi after the pinyin Romanization. For modern Chinese subjects, please use jiantizi. l For Korean material, McCune-Reischauer is the preferred Romanization system. The Yale system is only acceptable for papers in linguistics. Hangul should be added after Romanized Korean words.


l All manuscripts should be sent in the first instance to the Associate Editor of the KJCLL;
Professor Olivia Milburn of Seoul National University at
l The deadline to submit a manuscript is the end of February each year.
l In order to speed up the review process, each contributor should select a couple of sub-fields that best describe the contents of the article submitted. For linguistics and language pedagogy papers, please select at least two categories from the following list:
1. Modern Mandarin; 2. Old Mandarin; 3. Middle Chinese; 4. Old Chinese; 5. Other.

a. Phonetics; b. phonology; c. morphology; d. semantics; e. syntax; f. discourse analysis; g. pragmatics; h. morpho-phonemics; i. psycholinguistics; j. dialectology; k. other sociolinguistics; l. neurolinguistics; m. computational linguistics; n. language acquisition; o. pedagogy; p. textbooks; q. other applied linguistics; r. language policies; s. contrastive linguistics; t. comparative historical linguistics; u. language contact; v. theoretical issues; w. other.

For example a paper on Old Mandarin dialectal phonology should be categorized as 2bj.

For literature papers, please select at least two categories from the following list:

1. Pre-Qin; 2. Qin and Han; 3. Age of Disunion, Sui, Tang, Song; 4. Yuan, Ming, Qing;5. Modern. a. novels; b. short stories; c. essays; d. prose literature; e. popular literature; f. journalism; g. reportage; h. poetry; i. theatre; j. performance literature; k. internet literature; l. other.

For example an article about Ming dynasty poetry would be categorized as 4h.

Editorial Board

■ General Editor
  • Ik-sang Eom (Hanyang University)

■ Associate Editors
  • Olivia Milburn (Seoul National University)
    Ok Joo Lee (Ewha Womans University)

■ Advisory Editorial Committee Linguistics and Pedagogy
  • Marjorie Chan (Ohio State University)
    Young Ae Choi (Yonsei University)
    James C-T Huang (Harvard University)
    Audrey Li (U of Southern California)
    Chiu-yu Tseng (Academia Sinica)

Literature and Cultures
  • Prasenjit Duara (National University of Singapore)
    Wolfgang Kubin (Bonn University)
    Mabel Lee (University of Sydney)
    Jaewoo Park (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
    Kyung-ho Suh (Seoul National University)
    David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University)
    Yoonwah Wong (Yuan Ze University)
    Longxi Zhang (City University of Hong Kong)

■ Editorial Committee Linguistics and Pedagogy
  • Yea-Fen Chen (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
    San Duanmu (University of Michigan)
    Jonathan Evans (Academia Sinica)
    Zev Handel (University of Washington)
    Chuanren Ke (University of Iowa)
    T.-H. Jonah Lin (National Tsinghua University)
    Yen-Hwei Lin (Michigan State University)
    Young-kyun Oh (Arizona State University)
    Don Snow (Nanjing University)
    Chaofen Sun (Stanford University)
    Jackson Sun (Academia Sinica)
    Rint P.E. Sybesma (University of Leiden)
    Hongming Zhang (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
    Jie Zhang (University of Kansas)
    Xiaonong Zhu (HK University of Science and Technology)

Literature and Culture
  • Michael Berry (University of California, Santa Barbara)
    Leo Chan (Lingnan University, HK)
    Kirk Denton (Ohio State University)
    Peter Ditmanson (University of Oxford)
    Raoul David Findeisen(University of Komenskeho)
    Bennett Fu (National Taiwan University)
    Jianmei Liu (University of Maryland)
    Hyong G. Rhew (Reed College)
    Andrea Riemenschnitter (University of Zurich)
    May-yi Shaw (Shanghai Jiaotong University)
    Tian Yuan Tan (University of London)
    Xiaofei Tian (Harvard University)
    Ban Wang (Stanford University)
    Judith Zeitlin (University of Chicago)

■ Korean Editorial Board Members
  • Jiwon Byun (Korea National Open University)
    Jin-bae Chung (Yonsei University)
    Wookwang Jung (Sookmyung Women’s University)
    Ik-sang Eom (Hanyang University)
    Hyun-ho Joo (Yonsei University, Wonju)
    Haewoo Lee (Woosuk University)
    Hyunjung Lee (The University of Seoul)
    Intack Lee (University of Ulsan)
    Ok Joo Lee (Ewha Womans University)
    Jung Ki Mihn (Inha University)
    Olivia Milburn (Seoul National University)
    Jungku Park (Sungkyunkwan University)
    Sohyeon Park (Sungkyunkwan University)
    Taeshik Shim (Inha University)