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Faculty Profiles

Howard Kahm
Chair of Asian Studies


Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, 2012
  • M.A., East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, 2005
  • B.A., History and Asian Studies, Williams College, 1997

Email: hkahm@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-3960
Office: Daewoo Annex Hall 306

Education

Ph.D., Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, 2012

M.A., East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, 2005

B.A., History and Asian Studies, Williams College, 1997

Courses and Current Research Areas

  • Research Design and Quantitative Methods (RDQM)
  • State and Economy in Modern Korea and Japan
  • Imperialism and Capitalism in 19th and 20th Century Korea
  • Eastern Civilization
  • Topics in Modern Korean History

Selected Publications

Article

"Selling Smiles: Emotional Labor and Labor-Management Relations in 1930s Colonial Korea Department Stores," co-authored with Jinseok Oh, Journal of Korean Studies 23-1 (2018): 3-24

"Teaching Democracy: The Discourse of Democracy and Education Reforms under the American Military Occupation of Korea, 1945-1948," Acta Koreana 20-2 (2017): 529-561

"Road to School: Primary School Participation in Korea, 1911-1960," co-authored with Dae Hyung Woo, Journal of American-East Asian Relations 24 (2017): 184-208

"Between Empire and Nation: A Micro-Historical Approach to Japanese Repatriation and the Korean Economy During the American Occupation of Korea, 1945-1948," Journal of Contemporary History 51-1 (2016): 124-144

"Sovereignty and Central Banking: Evidence from the East Asian Region in the Early 1900s," co-authored with Sung Jun Park, Global Economic Review 44-2 (2015): 167-183

 Book Chapters

"'They couldn't let us profit, it wouldn't be civilized': Economic Modalities and Core-Periphery Relationships in the Political Economy of Firefly-Serenity" in Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series, edited by Michael Goodrum and Philip Smith (Rowman & Littlfield, 2015), 155-170

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