SOAS University of London

Centre of Korean Studies

SOAS Centre Member Details

Development Studies

Economics

Eunsuk Hong
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Eunsuk Hong

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging-Market Multinationals, Applied spatial econometrics, Chinese management/economy


History of Art & Archaeology

Charlotte Horlyck
Chair, Centre of Korean Studies
Charlotte Horlyck

Visual and material culture of the Korean peninsula; Pre-modern Korean burial practices, particularly of the Koryŏ period (AD918-1392); Arts of the Koryŏ period, especially bronze mirrors and ceramics; 20th century  collecting of Korean artefacts; Heritage and museum practices; Gender and material culture.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4704
  • Email: ch10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B403
  • Office Hours: Thursday 5-6pm and by email appointment

Languages & Cultures of Korea


Anders Karlsson
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Anders Karlsson
Korean language; literature and society; history of 19th century Korea
  • Tel: 020 7898 4265
  • Email: ak49@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 388
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-2pm / Fridays 11am-1pm
Grace Koh
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Grace Koh

Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4290
  • Email: gk5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 385
  • Office Hours: Friday 2-3pm (Term 1)/Email for an appointment
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2, 2017/18

Youkyung Ju
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Dr Youkyung Ju
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4220
  • Email: yj7@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Office Hours: Mondays 2-3pm / Thursdays 3-4pm
Kyung Eun Lee
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Kyung Eun Lee

Korean language teaching

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4267
  • Email: kl14@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 395
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1.30-3pm / Email for an appointment

Owen Miller
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Owen Miller

Modern Korean history and society; Korean historiography; social and economic history of 19th and 20th century Korea

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4363
  • Email: om4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 408
  • Office Hours: Email for an appointment or drop in Tuesdays 2-4pm

Yenn Lee
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Yenn Lee

Doctoral researcher development

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4982
  • Email: yl22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: GS304
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday (Email for an appointment)
Jae Hoon Yeon
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Yeon Jaehoon
Korean language and linguistics, especially morpho-syntax and linguistic typology; structure and history of Korean language; Korean language teaching and translation; modern Korean literature
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4232
  • Email: jy1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 384
  • Office Hours: By email appointment

Library & Information Services


Linguistics

Noriko Iwasaki
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Norika Iwasaki

Second language acquisition (grammatical and pragmatic development, impact of study abroad), language pedagogy, psycholinguistics (language production, cognition and language), Japanese linguistics.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4394
  • Email: ni3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 401
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11am-1pm

Media & Film

Jaeho Kang
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Jaeho Kang

Critical Theory; Media Theory; Aesthetics; Art, Technology and Politics; Media Spectacle and Urban Space in East Asian Cities; Screen Culture and Media Art in Korea; Mega-Events in the Global South

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4585
  • Email: jk71@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 510
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 3-4:30pm,

Music

Keith Howard
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Keith Howard
Ethnomusicology; anthropology; Korean music; music traditions in Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Thailand, and Siberia; studies of religion; composition; education; shamanism; early keyboard instruments, players and restorers

Politics & International Studies

Tat Yan Kong
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
Tat Yan Kong
Comparative Political Economy (East Asia): varieties of capitalism; socialist to market transitions; Security on the Korean Peninsula, Development Theory
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4743
  • Email: yk2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 206
  • Office Hours: Term 1: Tuesdays 3-5pm; Term 2: Thursdays 3-5pm

Professorial Research Associates

Hazel Smith
Professorial Research Associate
Hazel Smith

State, society, economy and international politics of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea


Research Associates

J E Hoare
Research Associate
J E Hoare

FCO Research Analysts (China, Japan and Korea) for 33 years. PhD from SOAS 1971 in Japanese history. Served in Seoul, Beijing and in 2001-2002, established the British Embassy in Pyongyang., Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Has taught Korean history at SOAS and currently teaches a course, “The Other Korea” on North Korea since 1945. Numerous publications, broadcasts etc.

Hyun Seon Lee
Senior Teaching Fellow, Researcher, Research Associate
Dr Hyunseon Lee

Film, Media and Literature – currently focusing on Korean Film and Media: The Cold War culture, media and gender (Korea/Germany), shamanism in visual media,  Korean cinema and history


Youngsook Pak
Research Associate
Youngsook Pak

Korean art history (from prehistory to the 20th century), Buddhist art, Confucian elite and its culture, Text and Images


Visiting Scholars

Youn-Jung Bae
Visiting Scholar, Centre of Korean Studies
Young-Jung- Bae

Research Area: Relationship of Korean vocabulary utilizing analysis of Corpus;Study of Korean culture and society.

Date of appointment: February 2017 - December 2017

Jongsung Baek
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Research Area: North Korea's WMD strategy and our countermeasures

Dates of appointment: July 2017 - December 2017


Young-hwan Chong
Visiting Scholar
Young-hwan Chong

Research Area: Creation of the “Third World” and the Korean Peninsula in the post-WWII (1945-1955)

Date of appointment: 1 June 2017 - 31 March 2018

Mija Kang
Visiting Scholar, Centre of Korean Studies
Mija  Kang- CKS Visiting Scholar

Research Area: A study on the improvement of productivity of public companies

Date of Appointment: 1 June 2017 - 30 September 2018


Yoong-hee Jo
Visiting Scholar, SOAS Centre of Korean Studies
Yoong-Hee JO

Research Area: Influences of Joseon royal archives on cultural trends during the late Joseon period, Joseon literati's self-reflection represented in the literary discourses of the early twentieth century. 

Date of Appointment: February 2017-February 2018

Young-Cheon Kim
Visiting Scholar
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A study(research) on successful case memorial events led by the UK government and policy of preservation management of memorial facilities with citizens' daily life

Date of Appointment: August 2017 - February 2018


Kyung-Hee Koh
Visiting Scholar, SOAS Centre of Korean Studies
Kyung-Hee KOH

Research Area: Transition of celadon ewers used for alcoholic beverages in the Koryo Dynasty, Korean food culture and art history.

Date of Appointment: February 2017 - February 2018

Kilim Nam
Centre of Korean Studies, Visiting Scholar
Kilim Nam

Research Area: Searching the Soul the Soul of Language through the Lens of Corpus Linguistics: The Construction of a Korean Emotion Vocabulary DB

Date of Appointment: June 2017 - June 2018


Kyungmi Sim
Visiting Scholar, Centre of Korean Studies
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Research Area: Historic environment planning and management, the urban regeneration through heritage assest conservation and utilization and urban landscape.

Date of Appointment - March 2017 - January 2018

Hyeong Guk SEO
Visiting Scholar, Centre of Korean Studies
Hyeong Guk Seo - Visiting Scholar

Professor SEO is a Visiting scholar from Jeonbuk National University. His area of research is in Korean historical grammar and Korean philology.


Post-Doctoral Fellows