The field of Korean Studies has been rapidly expanding in the past two decades and now includes areas and subjects as disparate as language, literature, history, film and media studies, social science, and more. As the community of researchers, teachers, and students also grows in size, it has become more difficult to gain an overview of the current state of the field as well as its direction in future years. In this interdisciplinary roundtable, established scholars from different areas of the field will try to address a variety of questions. What are the current trends within specific disciplines? How can these trends be placed in relation to each other, and how can we project them forward to envision the field in, say, five, ten, and twenty years? What are the major challenges, both scholarly and professional, that we face within as well as across disciplines? And what advice should be given to those who are entering Korean Studies today? Marion Eggert, professor and chair of the Korean Studies department at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, will offer her perspective as a specialist in premodern history and literature. Dal Yong Jin, professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Canada, will present his insights as a leading expert in media studies. Michael Kim, professor of Korean history at Yonsei University, South Korea, will offer observations from the field of modern history. Robert Oppenheim, associate professor in the Department of Asian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, will reflect on developments in anthropology. And Sunyoung Park, associate professor in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California, will moderate the interactive discussion with the audience while also sharing her own observations on modern Korean literary studies.