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Exploring Korean Studies at the University of Edinburgh

The Scottish Centre for Korean Studies is running a series via social media where people can find out more about Korean Studies at Edinburgh University, including details of the academics in the department, current research students, the postgraduate courses that are on offer, and individual course modules.

As part of this, we are delighted to publish video interviews with academics and students. These are available on the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies’ YouTube channel and Facebook page, and will also be added to this page.

Interview with Dr. Sangpil Jin

Dr. Sangpil Jin, Teaching and Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Studies at the University of Edinburgh, discusses life as a postdoctoral fellow, his recently-published monograph “Surviving Imperial Intrigues: Korea’s Struggle for Neutrality amid Empires, 1882-1907”, and the Korean Studies courses on offer at Edinburgh.

For more information on Dr. Jin’s book, please see here.

Interview with Ji-Eun Ahn and Tong Zhou, PhD Candidates

Ji-Eun Ahn and Tong Zhou, who are both PhD Candidates at the University of Edinburgh, discuss their current research and life as a PhD student, including their most valuable experiences, useful skills to develop, and what advice they would give to aspiring students.

Interview with Dr. Holly Stephens

Dr. Holly Stephens, Lecturer in Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Edinburgh, discusses her education and career path, the importance of understanding Korea’s history, development and political economy, research methodologies, and top tips for graduate students.


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