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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Dr Owen Miller

BA MA PhD (SOAS, London)

Overview

Owen Miller
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Lecturer in Korean Studies

Centre of Korean Studies

Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies

Name:
Dr Owen Miller
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4363
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
408
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 2-3pm/Thursdays 1-2pm

Biography

Owen initially studied East Asian history at SOAS as an undergraduate and subsequently lived in South Korea, where he studied Korean language at Yonsei University. He returned to SOAS in 2001 to study for an MA and then a PhD in Korean history, focusing on merchant guilds in late nineteenth century Seoul. Prior to coming to SOAS as a lecturer in Korean Studies, Owen worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Robinson College, University of Cambridge.

Current research interests include: the social and economic history of 19th and 20th century Korea; urban history; Korean nationalist and Marxist historiographies; the economic history of North Korea; and state formation in Northeast Asia.

Research

Current research interests include: the social and economic history of 19th and 20th century Korea; urban history; Korean nationalist and Marxist historiographies; the economic history of North Korea; and state formation in Northeast Asia.

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Korea North
  • Korea South
Languages
  • Korean

Publications

Book Chapters

Miller, Owen (2011) 'Haebang chŏnhu Chŏn Sŏktam ŭi yŏksahak: kŭndae kungmin kukka ro ihaeng kwa malksŭjuŭi yŏksahak.' In: Cheguk kwa minjok ŭi kyoch’a ro. Seoul: Ch'aekkwa hamkke, pp. 225-254.

Miller, Owen (2010) 'Sijŏn-kukka kan kŏrae wa 19-segi huban Chosŏn ŭi kyŏngje wigi: Myŏnjujŏn sangin ŭl chungsim ŭro [Guild-government trade and Chosŏn’s late nineteenth century economic crisis: focusing on the Myŏnjujŏn merchants].' In: Hun-chang, Lee, (ed.), Chosŏn hugi chaejŏng kwa sijang. SNU Press.

Articles

Miller, Owen (2010) 'The idea of stagnation in Korean historiography from Fukuda Tokuzō to the New Right.' Korean Histories, 2 (1). pp. 3-12.

Miller, Owen (2010) 'Marxism and East Asian History: From Eurocentrism and Nationalism to Marxist Universalism.' Marxism 21, 7 (3). pp. 202-238.

Miller, Owen (2007) 'The Myonjujon Documents: Accounting Methods and Merchants' Organisations in Nineteenth Century Korea.' Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, 7 (1). pp. 87-114.

Miller, Owen (2007) 'Ties of Labour and Ties of Commerce: Corvée Labour among Seoul Merchants in the Nineteenth Century.' Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 50 (1). pp. 41-71.

Translations

Miller, Owen and Tikhonov, Vladimir, trans. (2008) Selected Writings of Han Yongun: From Social Darwinism to ‘Socialism with a Buddhist Face’. London: Global Oriental.

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