Prof. Dr. Chong Myong Im

Gastwissenschaftler/ Visiting Scholar (01.04.2021-31.03.2022), Lehrauftrag SoSe 2021: "The History of Chinese and Korean Nationalism. Comparisons and Global Connections"

Prof. Dr. Chong Myong Im

My professional education began at the Korean History Department of the graduate school at Korea University in 1991. At that school, I got a MA degree in 1995, and then completed my doctoral course in 1997. Two years later, I began my Ph.D. course at history department of the University of Chicago and finished writing my Ph.D. dissertation in 2004. I took the position of professor at History Department of Chonnam National University, South Korea, in 2006. From that time on, I have taught the courses concerned with modern history of Korea while doing my researches. To add, for one year year from 2012 to 2013, I, invited as a Fulbright scholar by the US Department of the State, opened my graduate seminar course on the modern history of Korea at the department of Asian Languages and Cultures of the University of California at Los Angeles.

For the previous years, I have conducted researches on the modern history of Korea and published their results. I have been interested in the the subjectification of South Korean people in post-colonial/World War II days with the contemporary contexts of the global Cold-War progresses.

Research Interests: the making of the Republic of Korea as a modern nation-state; the subjectification of South Korean people in post-colonial/World War II days; the initial progress of the Cold War in Korea, and in East Asia; and the post-War reconstruction of universality and modernity in South Korea.

Liste der Publikationen

Selected Publications

  • “The Cholera Pandemic in 1946 North Chŏla Province and Its Political Economy”, The Jeonbuk Historical Journal no. 61 (Mar 2021)
  • “The Recaling and the Representation of Jiandao May 30 of 1930 and Their Instabilties in Post-colonial South Korea” The Korean Journal of History no. 77 (Feb 2020)
  • “The Race-Oriented Representations of America and the Imaginations of Anti-Hegemony Small Nations’ Popular Solidary in Post-World War Ⅱ and Post-Liberation South Korea” The Journal for the Studies of Korean History vol. 78 (Feb 2020)
  • “The Colonial-Korean Discourses on the Racial War of the Asian-Pacific War”, The Historical Journal vol. 94 (May 2018)
  • “Post-colonial South Korean Discursive Space (August 1945-May 1950) and the Representations of the National Border of Coast, Island and Sea as a Romantic, Unreal and Imaginary Space“, The Korean Journal of History no. 69 (Feb 2018)
  • “The Feminization of Korean Chiri-Mountain Partisans in South Korean Newspapers”, The Korean Journal of History no. 61 (Feb 2016)
  • “The Image of the Soviet as a Red Imperialism in post-Colonial and post-War South Korean Discursive Space, The Journal for the Studies of Korean History no. 62 (Feb 2016)
  • “Inmin (People) and the Two Momenta of Democracy and Nationalism in Post-liberation South Korea”, The Journal of Korean History no. 167 (Dec 2014)
  • “Post-liberation South Korean Newspapers and Their Representations of the Vietnamese War against France”, Journal of Korean Modern Literature no. 54 (Dec 2014)
  • “Choi Chae-hui and His Discourse on Individual Sovereignty in Post-liberation South Korea”, The Korean Journal of History vol. 53 (Feb 2014)
  • “Yi Pom-sok`s Theory of National and State Supremacy right after the Korean Liberation from Japanese Colonialism”, The Korean Journal of History vol. 45 (Feb 2012)
  • Bruce Cumings Dominion from Sea to Sea Chong-myong Im, Dong-no Kim & Jin-bin Park trans. (Seoul: Sŏhae, 2011)
  • “The Definitions of Individuality and ROK Kungmin (國民) in the Political Philosophy of the Incipient Republic of Korea” International Journal of Korean History vol. 16(1) (Feb 2011)
  • “The Production of Warrior-Kukmin (國民) and the Appropriation of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by the Republic of Korea in Its Early Days”, The Journal of Korean History no. 151 (Dec 2010)
  • “In the Early South Korean Post-colonial Days of 1945 through 1950, South Korean Elite’s Travelogues to Asian Region and Representation of the Asia”, Korean Cultural Studies no. 52 (June 2010)
  • “The Republic of Korea’s National March-First Anniversary and Its Making of R.O.K. Kukmin (國民) before the Outbreak of the Korean War”, The Korean Journal of History no. 38 (2010)
  • “The Representations of the U.S.A. and the Constructions of the Korean Nation in Post-colonial Korean Travelogues of the U.S.A.”, Sa-ch’ong no. 67 (Sep 2008)
  • “Republic of Korea State Project of the Representations of North Korea as a Lost Land and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a National Other in the Early Post-colonial Days (August 1948~May 1950)”, The Review of Korean History no. 88 (Dec 2007)
  • “The Soil Nationalisms and their Contradictions in Post-Colonial South Korea (1945-1950)”, The Korean Historical Review no. 193 (Mar 2007)
  • “The Images of the Republic of Korea in the Representation of the Yosun ‘Revolt’”, Haedong Yun and et al. Re-read the Modern vol. 2 (Seoul: Yoksabipyongsa, 2007)
  • “The Making of the ROK as a Family State and the Implosion of State Project in Its Early Days”, The Journal of Korean History no. 130 (Sep 2005)
  • “One Nation Principle (Ilminjuǔi) and the Making of the Republic of Korea as a Modern Nation-state”, Journal of Studies on Korean National Movement no. 44 (Sep 2005)
  • “Korean National Youth Corps (1946.10~1949.1) and Its Connection with ‘Future Korean Leader’ Policy by United States Army Military Government In Korea”, The Journal of Korean History no. 95 (Dec 1996)