News: The February issue of the International Journal of Korean History, Vol. 25, No. 1 is published.

The Center for Korean History at Korea University announced the publication of The International Journal of Korean History, Vol. 25, No. 1. The complete table of contents is available at this link:

The articles in this journal’s special theme issue focus on “New Perspectives on Korean Environmental History.” All the articles in this issue and all previous issues of the journal are currently accessible on Google Scholar, DOAJ and at the IJKH website.

The IJKH is an international scholarly journal that promotes original research and new analyses and interpretations through articles, book reviews, and translated scholarly works related to Korean history. The IJKH editors and editorial board are committed to serving its international authors and readers, and to the development of Korean studies both in and outside of Korea.

The IJKH is published biannually in February and August of each year. Submissions of academic papers related to the field of Korean history are accepted for peer review throughout the year.

[Table of Contents]

Special Theme: New Perspectives on Korean Environmental History

Guest Editor’s Introduction (John S. Lee)
The Waterlogged Limits of the Infrastructural State: The Failure of the T’aean Canalization Projects in Pre-Industrial Korea, 1134-1537 (John S. Lee)
Shifting Perceptions of Insects in the Late Chosŏn Period (Sangho Ro)
Cultivating Settler Colonial Space in Korea: Public Works and the Urban Environment under Japanese Rule (Tristan R. Grunow)

Transition under Ambiguity: Koryǒ-Mongol Relations around 1260 (Chunyuan Li)
Engaging Differences in Chosŏn Korea: A Post-Ming Context (Jeong-il Lee)
Urbanizing the Countryside: The Developmentalist Designs of the New Village and Farmhouse in 1970s Rural Korea (Sungjo Kim)

Book Review
A Misunderstood Friendship: Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, and Sino-North Korean Relations, 1949-1976. By Zhihua Shen·Yafeng Xia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. xiv, 357 pp [ISBN 9780231188265] (Tomer Nisimov)

History in Cinema Review
Youngja’s Heydays and the Broken Bodies of Authoritarian Construction

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