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Seung-Mi Han

Associate Professor of Japanese Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1995 (Anthropology) 
Dynamics of culture and information technology, Corporate culture of IT firms in Korea and Japan

Email: smhan99@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-4418


Professor Han has a distinguished academic career with degrees in anthropology from Seoul National University and Harvard University. She continued her research at Harvard as a post-doctorate at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. Her areas of expertise are corporate culture of information technology firms in Korea and Japan, the dynamics of culture and information technology, and the role of NGOs/NPOs in policy-making. She is presently serving as the associate professor in Japanese studies and is the Chair of Area Studies Program at GSIS.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1995 (Anthropology)
  • M.A., Harvard University, 1994 (Anthropology)
  • B.A., Seoul National University, 1986 (Anthropology)

Courses and Current Research Areas

  • Dynamics of Culture and Information Technology, Corporate Culture of IT firms in Korea and Japan, the Role of NGOs/NPOs in Policy-making

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