Some Recently Published Books in Korean Studies



Robert S. Boynton. The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2016. ISBN: 978-0374175849


Heekyoung Cho. Translation's Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.  2016. ISBN 978-0674660045


Carter J. Eckert. Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866–1945. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2016. ISBN: 978-0674659865


JaHyun Kim Haboush. Edited by William J. Haboush and Jisoo Kim. The Great East Asian War and the Birth of the Korean Nation. New York: Columbia University Press. 2016. ISBN: 978-0231172288

Su-kyoung Hwang. Korea's Grievous War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2016. ISBN: 978-0812248456


Andrew David Jackson. The 1728 Musin Rebellion: Politics and Rebellion in Eighteenth-Century Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press. 2016. ISBN: 978-0824852726


David Mason. Solitary Sage: The Profound Life, Wisdom and Legacy of Korea's Go-Un Choi Chi-Won. Seoul. ISBN: 978-1329565937


Barbara Molony, Janet Theiss, Hyaeweol Choi. Gender in Modern East Asia. Bolder: Westview Press. 2016. ISBN: 978-0813348759


Robert Oppenheim. An Asian Frontier: American Anthropology and Korea, 1882-1945. (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology series). University of Nebraska Press. 2016. ISBN: 978-0803285613


The Affect of Difference: Representations of Race in East Asian Empire. Editors: Christopher P. Hanscom; Dennis Washburn. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press. 2016. ISBN: 978-0824852801


The Story of Hong Gildong. Ed / trans Minsoo Kang. Penguin Classics. 2016. ISBN: 978-0143107699

Kim Jong-Pil Remembers: A long series of articles was recently completed by the JoongAng Daily Newspaper,


Paul Chang. Protest Dialectics: State Repression and South Korea's Democracy Movement, 1970-1979. Stanford University Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0804791465


Edward T Chang and Woo Sung Han. Korean American Pioneer Aviators: The Willows Airmen. Lexington Books. 2015. ISBN: 978-1498502641


Martina Deuchler. Under the Ancestors' Eyes: Kinship, Status, and Locality in Premodern Korea (Harvard East Asian Monographs) Harvard University Asia Center. 2015. ISBN: 978-0674504301


Gil-Soo Han. Nouveau-riche Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Korea. Routledge. 2015. ISBN: 978-1138781504


Kyung Moon Hwang. Rationalizing Korea: The Rise of the Modern State, 1894–1945. University of California Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0520288324


Lee, Ji-Eun. Women Pre-Scripted: Forging Modern Roles through Korean Print. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0824839260


Masuda, Hajimu. Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World. Cambridge: Harvard UP. 2015. ISBN: 978-0674598478


Nayoung Aimee Kwon. Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan. Duke University Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0822359258


A. Charles Muller. Korea’s Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt’ong  – Kihwa. (Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion). University of Hawaii Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0824853808


B. R. Myers. North Korea's Juche Myth. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2015. ISBN: 978-1508799931


Albert L. Park. Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea. University of Hawai'i Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0824839659


Sunyoung Park. The Proletarian Wave: Literature and Leftist Culture in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945. Harvard University Asian Center. 2015. ISBN: 978-0674417175


Youngju Ryu. Writers of the Winter Republic: Literature and Resistance in Park Chung Hee's Korea. Univ of Hawaii Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0824839871


Hazel Smith. North Korea: Markets and Military Rule. Cambridge University Press. 2015. ISBN: (pb) 978-0521723442; (hc) 978-0521897785


Vladimir Tikhonov. Modern Korea and Its Others: Perceptions of the Neighbouring Countries and Korean Modernity (Routledge Advances in Korean Studies). Routledge. 2015. ISBN: 978-1138855526


Kenneth M. Wells. Korea: Outline of a Civilisation. Brills. 2015. ISBN-13: 978-9004299719


Travis Workman. Imperial Genus: The Formation and Limits of the Human in Modern Korea and Japan. University of California Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0520289598


After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia. Edited by Anthony P. D'Costa. Oxford University Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0198729433


Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media. Edited by Sangjoon Lee and Abe Markus Nornes. University of Michigan Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0472052523


Korean Screen Cultures: Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online Games. Edited by Andrew David Jackson and Colette Balmain. Oxford: Peter Lang Ltd. 2015. ISBN: 978-3034318228


The Koreas between China and Japan. Edited by Victor Teo, Lee Guen. Cambridge Scholars. 2015. ISBN: 978-1443860246


Movie Migrations: Transnational  Genre Flows and South Korean Cinema. Edited by Hye Seung Chung and David Scott Diffrient. Rutgers University Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0813569970




Danielle L. Chubb. Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relations. New York: Columbia UP. 2014. ISBN: 978-0231161367


Rüdiger Frank. Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. 2014. ISBN: 978-3421046413


The Venerable Hyewon and David A. Mason. Encyclopedia of Korean Buddhism. Seoul: Unju-sa Publishers. 2014. ISBN 978-8957463666


Todd A. Henry. Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and the Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945. University of California Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-0520276550


Yeonok Jang. Korean P’ansori Singing Tradition: Development, Authenticity, and Performance History. Plymouth: Scarecrow Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0810884618


Jieun Kiaer. The Old Korean Poetry: Grammatical Analysis and Translation. LINCOM Studies in Language and Literature 15. Munich: Lincom. 2014. ISBN: 978-3862885770.


Jieun Kiaer. The History of English Loanwords in Korean. LINCOM Studies in English Linguistics 19. Munich: Lincom. 2014. ISBN 978-3862885763.


Jieun Kiaer. Jeju Language and Tales from the Edge of the Korean Peninsula. LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 83. Munich: Lincom. 2014. ISBN 978-3862885527

Sebastian C.H. Kim and Kirsteen Kim. A History of Korean Christianity. Cambridge University Press. 2014. ISBN 9780521196383


Yunseok Lee. Classifiers in Korean. Languages of the World 46. Munich: Lincom. 2014. Munich: Lincom. 2014. ISBN 978-3862885343.


James Matray, ed. Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War. Ashgate Pub Co. 2014. ISBN: 978-1409439288


A. Charles Muller, in collaboration with Ockbae Chun. A Korean-English Dictionary of Buddhism. Seoul: Unjusa. 2014. ISBN: 978-8957463772


Eugene Y. Park. A Family of No Prominence: The Descendants of Pak Tŏkhwa and the Birth of Modern Korea. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-0804788762


Janet Poole. When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea. (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University). New York: Columbia University Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-0231165181


Jitendra Uttam. Political Economy of Korea: Transition, Transformation and Turnaround. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. ISBN: 978-1137451231


Robert Winstanley-Chesters. Environment, Politics, and Ideology in North Korea: Landscape as Political Project. Lexington Books. 2014. ISBN: 978-0739187777


The Annals of King T’aejo, translated and edited by Choi Byonghyon. Boston: Harvard University Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-0674281301


A Comparative Study of East Asian Capitalism. Edited by Lee, Hong Yung. UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies Publications. 2014. ISBN: 978-1557291080


Encountering Modernity: Christianity in East Asia and Asian America. Edited by Albert L. Park, David K. Yoo. University of Hawai’i Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-0824839475


Korean History in Maps From Prehistory to the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Michael D. Shin. Cambridge University Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-1107490239


Patriotism in East Asia (Political Theories in East Asian Context). Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda. Routledge. 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0415737159


Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun: Essays by Zen Master Kim Iryŏp. Translated from the Korean by Jin Y. Park. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-0824838782





Charles K. Armstrong. Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University). Cornell University Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0801450822.


Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr.. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2013. ISBN: 9780691157863; eBook: ISBN: 9781400848058.


Henry H. Em. The Great Enterprise: Sovereignty and Historiography in Modern Korea (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society). Duke University Press. 2013. ISBN: 9780822353720.


Christopher P. Hanscom. The Real Modern: Literary Modernism and the Crisis of Representation in Colonial Korea (Harvard East Asian Monographs). Harvard University Asia Center. 2013. ISBN: 978-0674073265.


Nicholas Harkness. Songs of Seoul: An Ethnography of Voice and Voicing in Christian South Korea. California University Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0520276536


Wada Haruki. The Korean War. Rowman and Littlefield. 2013. ISBN: 978-1442223295


Kallander, George. Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea (UCLA Philosophy and Religion Series, AKS Korean Classics Library), University of Hawai’i Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0824837167

Joan Kee. Contemporary Korean Art: Tansaekhwa and the Urgency of Method. Univ Of Minnesota Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0816679881

Andrew Killick. Hwang Byungki: Traditional Music and the Contemporary Composer in the Republic of Korea. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, (SOAS Musicology Series). 2013. ISBN: 978-1409420309

Suzy Kim. Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950. Cornell University Press 2013. ISBN: 978-0801452130.


Kim, Hwansoo Ilmee. Empire of the Dharma: Korean and Japanese Buddhism, 1877-1912. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, 2013. ISBN: 978-0674065758


Donald Kirk. Okinawa and Jeju: Bases of Discontent. Palgrave Pivot. 2013. ISBN: 978-1137379085.


Andrei Lankov. The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia. Oxford University Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0199964291


Yumi Moon. Populist Collaborators: The Ilchinhoe and the Japanese Colonization of Korea, 1896-1910. Cornell University Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0801450419.


Oh, Yong Kyun. Engraving Virtue: The Printing History of a Premodern Korean Moral Primer. (Brill’s Korean Studies Library), Leiden: Brill, 2013. ISBN: 978-9004249882


Sung-Deuk Oak. The Making of Korean Christianity: Protestant Encounters with Korean Religions, 1876-1915. Baylor University Press. 2013. hard ISBN: 978-1602585751 / soft ISBN: 978-1602585768

Pai, Hyung Il. Heritage Management in Korea and Japan: The Politics of Antiquity and Identity (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies). Seattle: University of Washington Press. 2013. ISBN: 9780295993058.


Brandon Palmer. Fighting for the Enemy: Koreans in Japan’s War, 1937-1945 (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies). University of Washington Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0295992587


Roger Shepherd. Baekdu Daegan Korea: Mountains of North and South Korea. Seoul: Hike Korea. 2013. ISBN: 9780473249304.


David Shim. Visual Politics and North Korea: Seeing is Believing. London and New York: Routledge. 2013. ISBN: 978-0415839488


Suh, Serk-Bae. Treacherous Translation: Culture, Nationalism, and Colonialism in Korea and Japan from the 1910s to 1960s. (Global, Area, and International Archive) University of California Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1938169069


Haekyung Um. Korean Musical Drama: P’ansori and the Making of Tradition in Modernity. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. (SOAS Musicology Series). 2013. ISBN: 978-0754662761


Colonial Rule and Social Change in Korea 1910-1945 (A Center for Korean Studies Publication). Edited by Hong Yung Lee, Clark W. Sorensen, Yong-Chool Ha. Seattle: Center for Korea Studies, University of Washington. 2013. ISBN: 978-0295992167.


De-Bordering Korea: Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy. Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen. Routledge. 2013. ISBN: 978-0415637435


Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era (Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion). Edited by Christopher P. Hanscom, Walter K. Lew, Youngju Ryu. Manoa: University of Hawaii Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0824838218.


Key Papers on Korea: Essays Celebrating 25 Years of the Centre of Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London. Edited by Introduced by Andrew David Jackson, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Brill. 2013.

ISBN: 978-9004254589


A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597-1600, edited and translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth R. Robinson. New York: Columbia University Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0231163705


New Women in Colonial Korea: A Sourcebook, compiled and translated with an introduction by Hyaeweol Choi. London: Routledge. 2013. ISBN: 978-0415538497


South Korean Social Movements: From Democracy to Civil Society (Routledge Advances in Korean Studies). Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Paul Chang. Routledge. 2013. ISBN: 978-0415857659


Wrongful Deaths: Selected Inquest Records from Nineteenth-Century Korea. Translated by Sun Joo Kim, Jungwon Kim. (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies) University of Washington Press. 2013. ISBN: 978-0295993133




Theodore Q. Hughes. Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom’s Frontier. Columbia University Press. 2012. ISBN: 978-0231157483


Miki Wick Kim. Korean Contemporary Art. Munich/London, Prestel Verlag. 2012. ISBN: 978-3791351575


Wayne Patterson. In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs, and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888 (Berkeley: University of California Institute of East Asian Studies Korea Research Monograph 35). 2012. ISBN: 978-1557291004


Vladimir Tikhonov and Torkel Brekke. Buddhism and Violence: Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia (Routledge Studies in Religion). Routledge. 2012. ISBN: 978-0415536967


Jun Uchida. Brokers of Empire: Japanese Settler Colonialism in Korea, 1876-1945 (Harvard East Asian Monographs). 2012. ISBN 978-0674492028


North Korea in Transition: Politics, Economy, and Society. Edited by Kyung-Ae Park, Scott Snyder. Rowman & Littlefield, 2012. ISBN: 978-1442218123


Selected Poems of Kim Sakkat, translated and edited by Kevin O’Rourke, Korean translations by Han Kyongshim. Daegu: Keimyung University Press. 2012. ISBN: 978-8975855931