Scholarly Publications

A Brief History of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and Anti-Americanism in South Korea

May 2010

This paper reviews the history of relations between Korea and the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to early 2008.

Old Events

Empire as a Moral Problem: Religious Cosmopolitanism and Colonial Modernity in Northeast Asia

November 6, 2013

In the early twentieth century, against the backdrop of colonial violence, the Japanese annexation of Korea, and World War I, religious and secular groups in East Asia voiced support for a new...

Peaceful Archipelago and Violent Peninsula: A Tale of Two Occupations

May 14, 2013

Planners of United States postwar occupations in Japan and Korea anticipated the possibility of violence from overzealous Japanese who might refuse to accept their country’s defeat and revenge...


Reconciliation and Cooperation in East Asia

By linking internal, external, and regional aspects of historical injustice, the project seeks to move beyond state-oriented approaches and binary categories such as victim versus aggressor in...