Ken Kangdi Fu has won the 2018 Prize for outstanding first year Asian language student in Korean. This prize is awarded by the Australian-Asian Association of Victoria which holds the presentation of the AAA Asian Language Awards each year to recognize outstanding first year Asian language students from this academic year in each of Victoria’s universities where Asian languages are taught.
Between 7-8 June 2018, the international conference ‘“Korean Wave” Still Matters? Present and Future Directions’ was held at Monash University Caulfield Campus. The conference was co-organized by Josie Sohn (Monash Korean Studies) and Koichi Iwabuchi (Monash Asia Institute), to acknowledge the recent vicennial of the Korean Wave and to encourage constructive dialogues on its future directions and viability.