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Ph.D., University of Hawaii

Fields and specialties / Teaching areas

Korea, East Asia, World History

Research interests

Modern Korea, Comparative Educational Development, De Facto States 



Not on the Map: The Peculiar Histories of De Facto States. Lexington, 2021. 

Korea: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2020.

A Concise History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present. (Revised Third Edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.

North Korea: A History.  London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 

Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History, editor. London: Routledge, 2016.

The History of Education in Korea: A Sourcebook, edited with Gilsang Lee, Jae-Hong Joo and Seunghyun Roh.  Bundang, ROK: Academy of Korean Studies, 2015.

A Concise History of Modern Korea: From the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present. Boulder, Co: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.  

A Concise History of Premodern Korea: From the Neolithic to the Nineteenth Century. Boulder, Co: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006. 

Education Fever: Politics, Society and the Pursuit of Schooling in South Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002.

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