Dr Dae-oup Chang
BA (Sogang); MA, PhD (Warwick)
Senior Lecturer in Development Studies
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Research Cluster Member
Research Cluster Member
- Dr Dae-oup Chang
- Email address:
- 0207 898 4531
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- On Sabbatical:
- 2015/16 Full Academic Year
BiographyBefore joining SOAS, Dae-oup has taught at the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong and the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong. He has also worked as the research coordinator for Asia Monitor Resource Centre, a NGO specializing labour issues in Asia. He graduated from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea and earned his MA in Social and Political Thought and PhD in Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.
- Dissertation in Development Studies
- Dissertation in Labour, Social Movements and Development
- Dissertation in Research Methods for International Development
- East Asia and Globalisation (MSc RID)
- East Asia and globalisation
- Independent study project in Development Studies
- Tigers' and 'dragons': issues in East Asian development revisited
PhD Students supervised
- Farwa Sial, The internationalization of 'The Developmental State': The role of Development Aid and Capital Flows.
- Frido Wenten,
- James Brown, Workers' Agency in Foreign-invested Industry in Lao PDR
- Shuwan Zhang, Labour disputes of young generation migrant workers in China
Dr Chang also lectures on:
Dae-oup’s research interests includes labour relations in East Asia, political economy of East Asian development, critique of the developmental state, global value chains, history of Asian TNCs, and Korean Studies. His current research aims to investigate East Asia’s place in global capitalist development by analysing changing capital-labour relations in East Asian countries, regional integration of East Asia and its implication for the globalising circuit of capital. In so doing, he has been working with a wide range of labour and development organisations including, Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Asian Transnational Corporations Monitoring Network, War on Want, Oxfam Solidarity, Building and Wood Workers International, and trade union federations and grass-root labour NGOs in developing countries in Asia.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2009) Capitalist Development in Korea: Labour, Capital and the Myth of the Developmental State. London: Routledge. (Routledge Advances in Korean Studies)
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Dae-oup, Chang, ed. (2010) 全球化下的亞洲跨國企業勞工：抗爭的圖像. Taipei, Taiwan: 台灣社會研究雜誌社.
Chang, Dae-oup, ed. (2008) Samsung in Asia: Transnational Samsung and Asian Workers (Asiaro gan Samsung). Seoul, Korea: Humanitas.
Chang, Dae-Oup, ed. (2006) Labour in Globalising Asian Corporations: A Portrait of Struggle. Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resource Centre.
Chang, Dae-Oup and Shepherd, Ed, eds. (2005) Asian Transnational Corporation Outlook 2004: Asian TNCs, workers and the movement of capital. Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resource Centre. (Asian TNC monitoring network book series)
Chang, Dae-Oup (2015) 'East Asia: A Slippery Floor for the 'Left'.' In: Marois, Thomas and Pradella, Lucia, (eds.), Polarising Development: Alternatives to Neoliberalism and the Crisis. London: Pluto Press, pp. 180-191.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2014) 'The global economic crisis and East Asian labour migration: a crisis of migration or struggles of labour?' In: Lindley, Anna, (ed.), Crisis and Migration: Critical perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. 93-114. (Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration)
Chang, Dae-Oup (2013) 'Labour and 'Developmental State': A Critique of the Developmental State Theory of Labour.' In: Fine, Ben and Tavasci, Daniela and Saraswati, Jyoti, (eds.), Beyond The Development State: Industrial Policy into the Twenty-First Century. Pluto, pp. 85-109.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2012) 'Labour, Democratisation and Neo-liberalism in East Asia.' In: Cho, H-Y and Aeria, Andrew and Hur, S-W, (eds.), From Unity to Multiplicities: Social Movement Transformation and Democratization in Asia. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, pp. 45-82.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2011) 'Neoliberalism, Trade Union Response, and the Transformation of the Korean Labour Movement.' In: Gall, G and Hurd, R and Wilkinson, A, (eds.), International Handbook on Labour Unions: responses to neo-liberalism. London: Edward Elgar, pp. 201-227.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2010) 'Critique of Social Movement Trade Unionism: Multilayered value-fronts and the possibility of social-labour movement.' In: Seong Jin, Jeong and Kim, Chang-guen, (eds.), Ideas of Alter-Globalization Movement. Seoul, Korea: Hanul, pp. 45-90.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2009) 'Reclaiming Labour Law and Beyond.' In: Lee, Doris and Leong, Apo and Ofreneo, Rene and Skumaran, Anoop, (eds.), Rights for Two-Thirds of Asia: Asian Labour Law Review 2008. Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resource Centre, xiii-xxvi.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2007) 'When Capital Becomes Society: The Recomposition of Capitalist Work and New Labour Activism in Korea.' In: Hart-Lansberg, Martin and Jeong, Seongjin and Westra, Richard, (eds.), Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 221-239.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2005) 'Neoliberal Restructuring of Capital Relations in East and South-East Asia.' In: Saad Filho, Alfredo and Johnston, Deborah, (eds.), Neoliberalism: a Critical Reader. London: Pluto Press, pp. 251-258.
Chang, Dae-Oup and Wong, Monina (2005) 'FDI and Labour in China: the actors and possibility of a new working class activism.' In: Chang, Dae-Oup and Shepherd, Ed, (eds.), Asian Transnational Corporation Outlook 2004: Asian TNCs, workers and the movement of capital. Asia Monitor Resource Centre, pp. 107-154.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2012) 'The neoliberal rise of East Asia and social movements of labour: four moments and a challenge.' Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 4 (2). pp. 22-51.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2010) 'Alterglobalisation Movement in Asia: New Politics of Scale.' Marxism 21, 7 (3). pp. 112-138.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2009) 'Informalising Labour in Asia's Global Factory.' Journal of Contemporary Asia, 39 (2). pp. 161-179.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2007) 'A Critique of Labour Studies: Movement of labour or movement of labour power?' Marxism 21, 4 (1). pp. 213-249.
Chang, Dae-Oup and Wong, Monina (2005) 'After Consumer Movement: Toward the new international labour activism in global garment industry.' Labour, Capital and Society, 38 (1&2). pp. 126-155.
Chang, Dae-Oup and Chae, Jun-Ho (2004) 'The Transformation of Korean Labour Relations Since 1997.' Journal of Contemporary Asia, 34 (4). pp. 427-448.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2002) 'Korean Labour Relations in Transition: Authoritarian Flexibility?' Labour, Capital and Society, 35 (1). pp. 10-40.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2001) 'Bringing Class Struggle Back into the Economic Crisis: Development of Crisis in Class Struggle in Korea.' Historical Materialism, 8 (1). pp. 185-213.
Chang, Dae-Oup (2008) Global Construction and Asian Workers: Expansion of TNCs in Asia and Implications for Labour. Building and Wood Workers' International and Asia Monitor Resource Centre.