Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Dr Owen Miller

Key information

Qualifications
BA MA PhD (SOAS, London)
Building
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office
381
Email address
om4@soas.ac.uk
Telephone number
+44(0) 20 7898 4363
Support hours
Tuesdays 2-4pm/and by appointment

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 interests

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.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Yong Woo Cho Apartment of Korea and Japan : urban history and political aspects
Miss Yeonju Lee Korean New Religions and the Construction of Nationalism
Iris Lim Experiencing the Digital Governance Immigration: a Qualitative Comparison of London and Seoul
Natalia Matveeva Building a new world: North and South Korean economic and political development strategies in the late 1950s - mid-1960s in the context of Cold War in East Asia (working title) 
Hyesook Yang Utopia, Nostalgia and Escapism: Art in South Korea during the Korean War, 1950-53

Publications

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