Gi-Wook Shin

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Gi-Wook Shin "is the director of Shorenstein APARC; the Tong Yang, Korea Foundation, and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies; the founding director of the Korean Studies Program; senior fellow at FSI; and professor of sociology at Stanford University. A historical-comparative and political sociologist, his research has concentrated on areas of social movements, nationalism, development, and international relations. Shin is also co-editor of The Journal of Korean Studies, a premier journal in the field of Korean studies.

"Shin is the author/editor of many books and articles including Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia (2006); Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: Genealogy, Politics and Legacy (2006); North Korea: 2005 and Beyond (2006); Contentious Kwangju (2004); Colonial Modernity in Korea (1999); Peasant Protest and Social Change in Colonial Korea (1996). His articles have appeared in academic journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Nations and Nationalism, Comparative Studies in Society and History, International Sociology, Asian Survey, Asian Perspectives, etc.

"Shin is currently writing a book on U.S.-Korean relations, which is based on analyses of more than 8,000 newspaper articles published in the U.S. and South Korean media from 1992 to 2004. Shin's other projects include "social activism and Korean politics" and "Korea's new Asianism." He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and has actively raised funds for Korean Studies at Stanford. He gives lectures and seminars on topics ranging from Korean nationalism and politics to Korea's foreign relations and Korean Americans.

"Before coming to Stanford, Shin taught at the University of Iowa and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has served as acting director of the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, as guest columnist for the Korea Central Daily and the Korea Times (U.S. edition), and on other councils and advisory boards in the United States and Korea. Shin received his B.A. from Yonsei University in Korea and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington." [1]

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  1. Gi-Wook Shin, FSI Asia-Pacific Research Center, accessed April 16, 2008.