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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Dr Anders Karlsson

MA PhD (Stockholm)


Anders Karlsson
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Senior Lecturer in Korean

Centre of Korean Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies

Dr Anders Karlsson
Email address:
020 7898 4265
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 3pm-5pm / Thursdays 11am-12.30pm


History; Language


Programmes Convened
Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Inhyea Kim, Preservation and Development of Korean Folk Music during Japanese Colonial Rule
  • Justin Youngchan Choi, Religion and Barbarism: Protestant Political Thought in Korea in the first half of the twentieth century
  • Patrick Kilkelly, How did Confucianism influence early Korean Catholicism?


Social and Institutional History of 19th Century Korea; non-hang'gul Korean script systems


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Available for
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Korea South
  • Korean
  • Swedish


Authored Books

Karlsson, Anders (2000) The Hong Kong Kyôngnae rebellion 1811-1812: Conflict Between Central Power and Local Society in 19th-Century Korea. Stockholm University (Stockholm).

Book Chapters

Karlsson, Anders (2014) 'Northern Territories and the Historical Understanding of Territory in Late Choson.' In: Jackson, Andrew David, (ed.), Key Papers on Korea: Essays Celebrating 25 Years of the Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London. Leiden: Brill, pp. 61-77.

Karlsson, Anders (2014) 'Ch’ǒn’gǔm ǔi cha nǔn chǒja esǒ ch’ǒhyǒng toeji annǔnda: 17, 18 segi Chosǒn ǔi sahyǒng kwa hyosu ("Scions of Wealthy Families do not Die in the Marketplace": Death Penalty and Hyosu Punishment in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Chosǒn Korea).' In: Tomiya, Itaru, (ed.), Tongasia ǔi sahyǒng. Kyǒngsan: Yǒngnam taehakkyo ch'ulp'anbu, pp. 152-193.

Karlsson, Anders (2001) 'Chônggamnok and the ideology of the Hong Kyôngnae rebellion.' In: Pak, Y and Yeon, J, (eds.), History, Language and Culture in Korea: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE). Saffron Books (Eastern Art Publishing UK).


Karlsson, Anders (2014) '"Must we really cut people's toes off to uphold the law?" Confucian Statecraft, Punishment and the Body in Choson Korea.' Tasanhak, 24 . pp. 107-147.

Karlsson, Anders (2007) 'Famine Relief, Social Order, and State Performance in Late Choson Korea.' The Journal of Korean Studies, 12 (1). pp. 113-41.

Karlsson, Anders (2007) 'Royal Compassion and Disaster Relief in Chosôn Korea.' Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, 20 (1). pp. 71-98.

Karlsson, Anders (2006) 'Central Power, Local Society, and Rural Unrest in Nineteenth-Century Korea: An Attempt at Comparative Local History.' Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, 6 (2). pp. 207-38.

Karlsson, Anders (2005) 'Famine, Finance and Political Power: Crop Failure and Land-Tax Exemptions in Late Eighteenth-Century Choson Korea.' Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 48 (4). pp. 552-592.

Karlsson, Anders (2004) 'fSûweden t’amhômga sûwen hedin ûi han’guk hwangje alhyôn kwa t’onggambu sônjôn saôp [Swedish Explorer Sven Hedin's Audience with the Emperor of Korea and Residency-General Propaganda].' Journal of Korean Culture, vol. 5 . p. 5.

Karlsson, Anders (2004) 'Kukchôk ômnûn munhak, kukkyông ômnûn toksô: Han’guk munhak haeoe sogae e taehan myôt kaji saenggak [Literature without nationality, reading without borders: Some thoughts on introducing Korean literature abroad].' Taesan Munhwa, vol. 1 . pp. 105-107.

Karlsson, Anders (2000) 'The Nobel Peace Prize: Nationalism and Big Business.' Harvard Asia Quarterly, IV, No .

Karlsson, Anders (1997) 'Därmed råder ingen tvekan om att dödsorsaken var sjukdom'' - Rättsmedicin och likbesiktning i 1800-talets Korea'' (''There is thus no doubt that the cause of death was disease'' - Forensic Medicine and Autopsy in 19th Century Korea.' Orientaliska Studier, 92 . pp. 3-11.

Karlsson, Anders (1996) 'Minjung: Folket, historieforskning och frågan om Koreas modernisering (Minjung: The People, Historical Research and the Question of the Modernization of Korea).' Orientaliska Studier, 88 . pp. 48-57.

Karlsson, Anders (1996) 'Theory and Practice: Discrepancies in Supply and Demand in Korean Language Education in Sweden.' Korean Language Education, 7 . pp. 269-274.

Conference or Workshop Items

Karlsson, Anders (2004) Annual AAS Conference - 'Destitution, Famine and Class in Late Chosôn Korea'. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Karlsson, Anders (2002) Embracing the other: The interaction of Korean and foreign cultures - A Hermit Nation not for Everyone: First-Hand Contacts with Qing and Their Consequences in Late Choson P'yongan Province. In: UNSPECIFIED.


Karlsson, Anders (2002) 'Yangban.' In: Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Karlsson, Anders (2002) 'Nobi.' In: Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. Charles Scribner's Sons (New York).

Karlsson, Anders (2002) 'Ch'oe Nam-son.' In: Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. Charles Scribner's Sons (New York).

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