SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Owen Miller

BA MA PhD (SOAS, London)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Owen Miller
Name:
Dr Owen Miller
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Telephone:
+44(0) 20 7898 4363
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
408
On Sabbatical:
On leave, Term 2 (2015-16)

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.

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Yejin Kim, Translation, Ideology and National Identity in the Liberation Period of Korea (1948-1953)

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.

Expertise

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Available for
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Shin, Michael (ed.) and Injae, Lee and Miller, Owen and Jinhoon, Park (2014) Korean History in Maps: From Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

UNSPECIFIED (2016) 'The Uneven, Combined, and Intersocietal Dimensions of Korean State Formation and Consolidation over the Longue Durée: 300–1900 CE.' In: Miller, Owen, (ed.), Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development over the Longue Durée. London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 53-72. (Global Dialogues: Developing Non-Eurocentric IR and IPE)

Miller, Owen (2016) 'The transformation of the Chosŏn economy in the Open Port Period, 1876–1910.' In: Seth, Michael, (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp. 81-94.

Miller, Owen (2013) 'Tobacco and the gift economy of Seoul merchants in the late nineteenth century.' 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. 27-40.

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.

Journal Articles

Miller, Owen (2016) 'War, the state, and the formation of the North Korean industrial working class, 1931-1960.' Third World Quarterly, 37 (10). pp. 1901-1920.

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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