Sungik Yang

Sungik Yang

Graduate Student Associate for AY 2019-2020
Ph.D. candidate History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations-HEAL, Harvard University
Sungik Yang
Sungik Yang is a Ph.D. Student in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard University. Currently he is focusing on the political and intellectual history of the postliberation period from 1945 to 1960, including the question of the existence of Korean fascism. More broadly, his research interests include the intellectual and political history of modern Korea from the colonial period to the present, particularly in the relationships and interactions among politics, historiography, and collective memory in South Korea during the height of the Cold War. He is also interested in the development of leftist and conservative political ideology in Korea, as well as in Korea’s relations with the U.S. and Japan. He received his B.A. from Williams College and his A.M. in East Asian Studies from Harvard’s RSEA program.

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