Charles K. Armstrong

The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences, Department of History

Modern East Asian political and social history; Korean history; U.S.–East Asian relations; international history

Professor Armstrong’s next book is Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1990 (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2013). He is also writing the Modern East Asia volume for the Wiley-Blackwell series Concise History of the Modern World, to be published in 2014. His next research project is concerned with trans-Pacific Cold War culture and U.S.-East Asian relations. Professor Armstrong’s recent books include The Koreas (Routledge, 2007); Puk Chosŏn Tansaeng, the Korean translation of The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 (Seoul: Booksea, 2006; originally Cornell University Press, 2003); Korea at the Center: Dynamics of Regionalism in Northeast Asia (M. E. Sharpe, 2006, coeditor); and Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy, and the State (Routledge, 2002, editor; 2nd edition, 2006). Professor Armstrong teaches courses on Korean history, U.S.–East Asian relations, the Vietnam War, and approaches to international and global history. He is a frequent commentator in the U.S. and foreign mass media on contemporary Korean, East Asian, and Asian-American affairs. Professor Armstrong received his BA from Yale, MA from the London School of Economics, and PhD from the University of Chicago.

Professor Armstrong teaches courses on Korean history, U.S.–East Asian relations, the Vietnam War, and approaches to international and global history. He is a frequent commentator in the U.S. and foreign mass media on contemporary Korean, East Asian, and Asian-American affairs. Professor Armstrong received his BA from Yale, his MA from the London School of Economics, and his PhD from the University of Chicago.

He joined the Columbia faculty in 1996.

Email: cra10@columbia.edu
Homepage: http://www.columbia.edu/~cra10

 

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