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Charles Kim Charles Kim
Assistant Professor

Email: ckim45@wisc.edu
Phone: (608)263-1831
Office: 4122 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4007 Mosse Humanities

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-3:00 or by appointment

Education: PhD: Columbia University; MA: University of California, Los Angeles; BA: Pomona College

Bio Sketch:

I’m a historian of twentieth-century Korean culture, society, and ideas with a specific focus on the post-1945 era. My research and teaching interests include narratives, nationalism, cultural practices, historical memory, and historical methodology. I'm currently at work on a study that explores the consolidation of South Korea’s “Miracle on the Han” narrative in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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


  • 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

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