University of Wisconsin–Madison

Charles Kim

Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies

charles.kim@wisc.edu

608.263.1831

Office: 4122 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4007 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: TBA

Charles Kim


Biography

I am a historian of modern Korea, especially the culture and society of South Korea. My research and teaching interests include narratives, memory, media, gender, and Cold War culture and ideology.

Education

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Pomona College

Books

Selected Publications

  • “Paek Namun,” in Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era, ed. Christopher P. Hanscom, Walter K. Lew, and Youngju Ryu (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

  • Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award, 2018
  • Karen F. Johnson Award for Undergraduate Teaching in History, 2017
  • Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council Korean Studies Grant, 2015

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 2017 (pdf)
  • History 600 – Historical Memory – Syllabus 2015 (pdf)
  • History 725 – Historiography of Modern Korea