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).
- Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilization, Harvard University, 2004
- A.M. in Regional Studies East Asia, Harvard University, June 1992
- A.B. in History with Honors and Magna Cum Laude, Dartmouth College, June 1990
Research and Academic Employment
- Associate Dean, Graduate School of International Studies (August 2012-March 2013, March 2017-present)
- Director, UCEAP Seoul Center (September 2015-present)
- Principal Investigator, Yonsei Center for Social Innovation (September 2016-present)
- Associate Dean, Underwood International College (August 2006-February 2007, August 2009-August 2011, March 2013-August 2016)
- Director, Integrated Social Science Division, Underwood International College (September 2013-August 2016)
- Director, Techno Arts Division, Underwood International College (September 2013-February 2016)
- Director, Asian Studies Division, Underwood International College (September 2013-February 2016)
- Director, Division of International Education, Underwood International College, Yonsei University (March 2007-March 2009)
- Major Chair, Sustainable Development and Cooperation, Underwood International College (September 2014-August 2017)
- Major Chair, International Studies, Underwood International College (September 2012-August 2014)
- Assistant Dean for Academics, Underwood International College, Yonsei University (August 2005-August 2006)
- Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, March 2005 - present
- Fulbright Fellowship, 1994
- Social Science Research Council Research Grant, 1994, (Declined)
- Foreign Area Language Study (FLAS) Grant from US Department of Education, 1993
- Associate Researcher, Comparative Cultural History of War Commemoration in the 20th Century Project, Korea Research Foundation 2005-2008.
- Associate Researcher, Transnational Humanities Project, Korea Research Foundation 2009-present.
- Lecturer, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, Sep. 2003 - Dec.2004
- Teaching Assistant, Harvard University, 1998-1999
- Junior Tutor, Harvard University, 1996-1998
- Senior Tutor, Harvard University, 1993-1998
"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)."The Pitfalls of Monopoly Production and the Ginseng Derivatives Market in Colonial Korea 1910-1945," Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, Vol 30, No. 1 (June 2017).Translation of Jung Han Kim and Jeong Mi Park, "Subjectivation and Social Movements in Post-Colonial Korea" in Stefan Berger and Holger Nehring, eds., The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective: A Survey (Palgrave 2017)."Smoking for Empire: The Production and Consumption of Tobacco in Colonial Korea 1910-1945," Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, Vol 29, no. 2 (December 2016), 305-326.“The Politics of Officially Recognizing Religions and the Expansion of Urban ‘Social Work’ in Colonial Korea,” Journal of Korean Religions Vol. 6, No. 2 (October 2016), 69-98."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), 1-24."Industrial Warriors: Labour Heroes and Everyday Life in Wartime Colonial Korea, 1937-1945” in Alf Ludtke ed., Mass Dictatorship: Collusion and Evasion in Everyday Life (Palgrave 2016), 126-146."Nation-building and Development as Ideology and Practice," in Paul Corner and Jie-Hyun Lim eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Mass Dictatorship (Palgrave 2016), 51-65."Collaboration as a transnational formation of modernity: The conduct of everyday life and the birth of the modern subject," in Paul Corner and Jie-Hyun Lim eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Mass Dictatorship (Palgrave 2016), 385-398."The Japanese Empire’s Colonial Project-New Approaches to the Colonization of Korea," Sai, vol. 18 (2015), 223-253."세계사의 흐름 속에 성장한 북미지역의 한국사와 한국사학계의 교차점: 세계사와 동아시아사의 연계성 중심으로," 역사와 현실, 제95호, (2015.3), 327-354."Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Transnationalism in Korean History," Journal of Contemporary Korean Studies Vol. 1, No. 1 (December 2014), 15-34.Sub-nationality in the Japanese Empire: A Social History of the Koeski in Colonial Korea 1910-1945, in David Chapman and Karl Jakob Krogness, eds., Citizenship and Japan's Household Registry System: The State and Social Control (Routledge 2014).(ed. with Michael Schoenhals and Yong Woo Kim) Mass Dictatorship and Modernity (Palgrave 2013).“The Colonial Public Sphere and the Discursive Mechanism of Mindo,” in Michael Kim, Michael Schoenhals, and Yong Woo Kim, eds., Mass Dictatorship and Modernity (Palgrave 2013).Translation of Yun Hae Dong’s “Colonial Publicness as Metaphor” in Michael Kim, Michael Schoenhals, and Yong Woo Kim, eds., Mass Dictatorship and Modernity (Palgrave 2013).“The Lost Memories of Empire and Cross-Border Displacement: Conceptualizing Manchuria in Modern Korean History and the Korean Return from Manchuria, 1945-1950,” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies (December 2010).“Collective Memory and Commemorative Space: Reflections on Korean Modernity and the Kyŏngbok Palace Reconstruction 1865-2010,” International Area Review (December 2010).“The Hidden Impact of the 1931 Post-Wanpaoshan Riots: Credit Risk and the Chinese Commercial Network in Colonial Korea,” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies. Vol.10 No.2, October 2010.“Commercial Publishing in the Late Chosŏn and Early Colonial Periods and the Position of Vernacular Korean as seen through the Publication Activities of Western Missionaries,” Yǒlsang kojǒnyǒn’gu, volume 30, June 2010 (In Korean).“Mothers of Empire: Military Conscription and Mobilisation in Late Colonial Korea,” in Karen Petrone and Jie-Hyun Lim eds., Gender Politics and Mass Dictatorship: Global Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan 2010).“Die Erfahrung der Stadt und die Konstruktion kolonialer Subjektivität: Alltagsleben in Seoul, 1910-1945,” in Claudia Kraft, Alf Lüdtke, Jürgen Martschukat (Hg.), Kolonial Geschichten: Regionale Perspektiven auf ein globales Phänomen, (Campus 2010). “From the Age of Heroic Production to the Birth of Korean Literature: Capital Flows, Transnational Media Markets, and Literary Production in the Colonial Period,” Sai, no. 6 (May 2009).“Empire and Dystopia: Colonial Korea and the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere,” Ritsumeikan Studies in Language and Culture, vol. 20, no. 3 (February 2009).“The Aesthetics of Total Mobilization in the Visual Culture of Late Colonial Korea,” Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, vol. 8, no. 3, November 2007.“The Discursive Foundations of the South Korean Developmental State: Sasanggye and the Reception of Modernization Theory,” Korea Observer, vol. 38, no. 3, July 2007.« Regards sur la collaboration en Corée » Vingtieme Siecle. Revue d'histoire, vol. 94, April-June 2007.“The Growth and Development of the Publishing Industry during the Colonial Period,” Han’guksa simin kangjwa, August 2005 (In Korean).“Literary Production, Circulating Libraries, and Private Publishing: The Popular Reception of Vernacular Fiction Texts in the Late Chosǒn Dynasty,” Journal of Korean Studies, volume 9, November 2004.“Korean Print Culture in the Late Chosǒn Period and Early Colonial Period as Seen by Westerners: with a Focus on the Reception and Distribution of Popular Literature,” Yǒlsang kojǒnyǒn’gu, volume 19, 2004 (In Korean).“Giving Reason to the Unreasonable: Philip Jaisohn and The Independent,” Comparative Korean Studies volume 11, no 2, Dec 2003.
Title : The Apparition of the Rational Public, Refracted Modernity in the Korean Public Sphere. The dissertation examines images of the public and the formation of public opinion within the public sphere of modern Korean through a focus on major developments in Korean print culture, script usage, and changing reading practices.