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Kirk Larsen

Associate Professor
History, History

2151 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

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.

Research Interests

East Asian Foreign Relations
Imperialism
U.S.-East Asian Relations

Teaching Interests

Modern Korean History
Modern Chinese History
East Asian History

Education

  • Ph.D., History , Harvard University (2000)
  • AM, Regional Studies-East Asia , Harvard University (1994)
  • B.A. , Asian Studies , English; Korean, Brigham Young University (1992)

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award (students’ selection), History Department, Brigham Young University (2010 - 2011)
  • Bender Teaching Award, The George Washington University (2006 - 2007)

Administrative Assignments

  • David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies: Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) (2012 - 2018)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Member, Korea Economic Institute (2009 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Korean Studies (2008 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) (2008 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Historical Review (2009 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Korean Studies (2009 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Late Imperial China (2009 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Prentice Hall (2009 - 2014)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Seoul Journal of Korean Studies (2009 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Palgrave Press (2008 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Rowan and Littlefield (2008 - 2014)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Rowman and Littlefield (2008 - 2014)

Courses Taught

Publications

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