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Leighanne Yuh

Leighanne Yuh is a professor in the Department of Korean History at Korea University (KU). She is also Editor of The International Journal of Korean History published by the Center for Korean Studies at KU. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the Late Chosôn, early modern, and modern periods. Her recent publications focus on the introduction of western learning to Korea in the late nineteenth century, the establishment of modern education, and the process of epistemological change through the transformation of educational institutions. Applying a transnational perspective, she also examines how the events, discourses and institutional dynamics in other countries (Japan, China, the United States) influenced the Korean efforts at reform.

Professor Yuh received a B.A. in Japanese History and Economics from Wellesley College, an M.A. from Columbia University in Korean History, and received her Ph.D. in 2008 from UCLA (East Asian Studies, concentration Korean history).