Kirk Larsen, Associate Professor
Office: 2151 JFSB
Kirk W. Larsen is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University. Larsen received a PhD in history from Harvard University. He previously taught at the University of Texas—Austin and The George Washington University. His publications include Tradition, Treaties, and Trade: Qing Imperialism and Chosôn Korea, 1850–1910 and Peace in the East: An Chunggŭn’s Vision for Asia in the Age of Japanese Imperialism (co-editor with Yi T’ae-jin and Eugene Y. Park). He has published, presented, and commented on a variety of contemporary issues including East Asian foreign relations, North Korea, nationalism and elections in South Korea, and Sino-Korean relations. He has appeared on ABC, MSNBC, VOA, the Canadian Broadcast System, and Al Jazeera.
- Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, 2000
- AM in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University, 1994
- B.A. in Asian Studies from Brigham Young University, 1992
East Asian Foreign Relations
U.S.-East Asian Relations
- Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (students’ selection) from History Department, Brigham Young University, 2010
- Bender Teaching Award from The George Washington University, 2006
- Larsen, K. (2017). Peace in the East: An Chunggŭn's Vision for Asia in the Age of Japanese Imperialism. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- Larsen, K. (2011). “Pijôn, chinsilsông, kyômson 3-bakjaro Han’gukin ûl ch’umch’uge hara” [“The next ROK president: A plea for vision, honesty, and modesty”]. Tong-a ilbo [Dong-a Ilbo](April 29, 2011), A10.