Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs; co-sponsored by The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
Professor of Korean History, Yonsei University
Professor Kim received an A.B. in History with honors and Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in Korean history from Harvard University's East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department. His specialty is colonial Korean history, particularly in print culture, migration, wartime mobilization and everyday life. He has published over thirty articles, translations and book chapters on various topics in Korean history. His recent publication include: "The Han’gǔl Crisis and Language Standardization: Clashing Orthographic Identities and the Politics of Cultural Construction," Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. 22 no.1 (Spring 2017), and "Re-Conceptualizing the Boundaries of Empire: The Imperial Politics of Chinese Labor Migration to Manchuria and Colonial Korea," Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies Vol.16 No.1 (2016). He has also edited a volume with Michael Schoenhals, and Yong Woo Kim, eds., Mass Dictatorship and Modernity (Palgrave 2013).
Chaired by Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University
The Korea Institute acknowledges the generous support of the Kim Koo Foundation.