Explore one of the most dynamic countries in East Asia and gain a unique vantage point on crucial topics of relevance across the Northeast Asian region and the globe.
We are delighted to be funded as the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies from June 2019 until May 2027.
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Edinburgh Forum on Korea
Check out our new online forum featuring short, peer-reviewed research and policy-oriented articles on Korea and neighbouring countries. We cover current affairs, politics, international relations, urban transformation, innovation, society and culture.
We have excellent teaching and research expertise in Korean Studies and, more widely, in Asian Studies.
Specialists include Dr Youngmi Kim, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for our masters programmes in Korean Studies, and Dr Holly Stephens, Lecturer in Japanese and Korean Studies.
Together, Youngmi and Holly's research and teaching interests range from the history and culture of the Korean Peninsula, to comparative politics, international relations, political economy, and socio-economic inequalities.
In 2019/20, we hosted Dr Gabor Sebo as our Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow / Visiting Scholar while he worked on his first manuscript on North Korean cinema.
Colleagues in Asian Studies' expertise is, again, wide-ranging and we have a strong track record in interdisciplinary approaches.