Charles Kim

I’m a historian of twentieth-century Korea who specializes on culture, ideas, and society in South Korea. My research and teaching interests include narratives, ideologies, nation, media, and gender. I am in the process of completing a book manuscript titled Culture and Protest in Cold War South Korea.


Education:

  • PhD - Columbia University
  • MA - University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA - Pomona College 

Selected Publications:

  • “Paek Namun," in Christopher P. Hanscom, Walter K. Lew, and Youngju Ryu, eds., Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era (University of Hawai’i Press, 2013), 104-131.
  • "Moral Imperatives: South Korean Studenthood and April 19th,” The Journal of Asian Studies 71:2 (May 2012): 399-422.
  • "The April 19th Generation and the Start of Postcolonial History in South Korea," The Review of Korean Studies 12:3 (September 2009): 71-99.

Selected Awards:

  • Junior Fellow, Academy of Korean Studies, 2011
  • Korea Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, Asian Institute, University of Toronto, 2008-2009
  • Post-doctoral Associate, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University, 2007-2008
  • Fulbright-Hays DDRA Grant, 2004-2005

Advisor To:

  • Hye Eun Choi
  • Eunhee Park
  • Seungyop Shin

History Courses:

  • History 108 - Introduction to East Asian History ‐ Korea - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 200 - North Korean History - Origins to the 21st Century - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 201 - The Historian’s Craft - Topics: "The Korean War"
  • History 283 - Studies in History - Historical Memory & East Asia - Syllabus 2013 (pdf)
  • History 335 - Korean History, 1945 to present - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 600 - Historical Memory - Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 725 - Historiography of Modern Korea

Charles Kim

Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Korean Studies


608.263.1831 

charles.kim@wisc.edu

Office:
4122 Mosse Humanities

Mailbox:
4007 Mosse Humanities

Office Hours:
Fridays 2:00-4:00