Janice C. H. Kim

Department of History

Associate Professor

Office: Kaneff Tower, 706
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30402
Emailjkim@yorku.ca


Area of Specialization

History

Degrees

PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
MA, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
MA, Department of History, The Johns Hopkins University
BA, Department of History, The Johns Hopkins University

Professional Leadership

“Women’s Work during the Pacific War: the Labor Volunteer Corps in Late-Colonial Korea,” La Jolla, California, University of California at San Diego, (January 28, 2011).

Book Talk for the Department of East Asian Studies, ‘To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945,’ Berkeley, California, University of California at Berkeley, (October 13, 2010).

Introductory Lecture for North Korean Film Day, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto, Canada, (May 13, 2009).

Luncheon Lecture for the East Asian Studies Students Association at York and the East Asian Students Community Service Group, “The Flowers of Japanese-Korean Unity: the Labor Volunteer Corps, 1937-1945,” York University, Toronto, Canada, (March 28, 2008).

Lecture for the Center for Korean Studies, “From Kitchen Raids to General Strikes: Women Workers’ Activism in Colonial Korea,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, (February 13, 2008).

Lecture for the Department of History, “The Refugees of June 25th,” York University, Toronto, Canada (January 31, 2008).

Abstract Reviewer, Japan Studies Association of Canada Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada (May-August, 2007).

Discussant, Panel on “Korea-Japan Relations,” Japan Studies Association of Canada Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada (August16-19, 2007).

Lecture for the Center for Korean Studies, “The Flowers of Japanese-Korean Unity: the Women’s Labor Volunteer Corps in Late-Colonial Korea,” University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, (March 9, 2007).

Facilitator/Facilitateur, “Session 34. Confrontation and the End of Empire in Southeast Asia: New Perspectives Nouvelles perspectives sur les conflits et la fin de l’Empire en Asie du Sud-Est,” Canadian Historical Association 85th Annual Meeting, Toronto, York University (May 29, 2006).

Lecture for the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies and Center for Women’s Studies, ‘More than Comfort Women: the ‘Body-Offering’ Volunteer Corps and Labor Mobilization in Wartime Korea, 1937-1945,’ Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (May 28, 2004).

Discussant, ‘Faces of Imperialism,’ Panel 4, The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Fourth Annual Graduate Conference (October 4, 2003).

Interviewer and Author, “Martina Deuchler: Europe Han’gukhak ŭi sŏn’guja” [Martina Deuchler: A Founder of Korean Studies in Europe], Chŏngsin munhwa yŏn’gu, 3:22, (Fall 1999), 193-217, reprinted in English in The Review of Korean Studies, 4:1 (June 2001), 135-160. Also reprinted in Kim Kyŏngil, ed., Pioneers of Korean Studies (Seoul: Academy of Korean Studies, 2004).

Reviewer, Acta Koreana, Kyemyŏng University, Taegu, South Korea (2004-Present)

Reviewer, Review of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, South Korea (1999-Present)

Contributing Editor, Korea Journal, Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Seoul, Korea, (October 1998 - June 1999)

Assistant Editor, Korean Shamanism: Revivals, Survivals and Change, London, England, (October 1997 - November 1997)

Nominated for membership into the Association for Korean Studies, Committee for Korean Studies (2011-2013)
Member of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea
Member of the Association for Asian Studies
Member of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe
Member of York Center for Asian Research (YCAR)
Member of the Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto

Community Contributions

Internet Radio Interview, Technology Today on Voice America at www.business.voiceamerica.com., “Technology in Education: Is it Helping or Hindering the Learning Process,” March 1, 2010, 1:00 pm EST.

Interview on Fairchild TV, “Nanjing Massacre and Chinese-Japanese Relations,” February 2005.

Roundtable Discussant, “A View from Here,” Discussion of Brian McKenna’s Documentary “Korea: The Unfinished War,” Ontario Public Television (TVO), November 6, 2003.

Interviews, Canada Editions of Chungang ilbo (Korea Central Daily) and Han’guk ilbo (Korea Daily), On Korean Language and History at York University, December 5, 2003.

Interview on Arirang TV on OMNI2, On Korean Language and History at York University, December 5, 2003.

Research Interests

Twentieth-century Korea, modern East Asia, gender, labor, migration, war

All Publications

Books

To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009).

Book Chapters

“Processes of Feminine Power: Shamans in Central Korea,” in Keith Howard, ed., Korean Shamanism: Revivals, Survivals and Change, (Seoul: The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, 1998), 113-33 (Chapter 8), [Refereed Work].

Journal Articles

"The Pacific War and Working Women in Late-Colonial Korea," Signs 33:1 (Fall 2007), 81-104, [Refereed Work].

“The Varieties of Women’s Wage Work in Colonial Korea,” The Review of Korean Studies, 10:3 (June 2007), 119-46, [Refereed Work].

Conference Papers

‘Refugee Life during the Korean War as Heard through Testimony,’ Association for Asian Studies 62nd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 25-28, 2010).

‘Refugee Life during the Korean War,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2009 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands (June 17-21, 2009), [All Conference Presentations here and below are Refereed Works].

‘Women’s Wage Work in Early Colonial Korea, 1910-1937,’ Association for Asian Studies 60th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 3-6, 2008).

‘Women’s Labor Participation in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945,’ Japan Studies Association of Canada Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada (August 16-19, 2007).

‘The Varieties of Women’s Wage Work in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2007 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, École des Haute Etudes, Dourdan, France (April 17, 2007).

‘The Legalities/Illegalities of Women’s Work in Wartime Korea,’ 1937-1945, World History Association Conference, Long Beach, California, (June 2006).

‘Factory Girls in Colonial Korea: Stories of Everyday Lives,’ Korea-Japan Week, Toronto, York University (February 26, 2006).

‘The Body-Offering Volunteer Corps and Women’s Work in Wartime Korea,’ Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working Class History in North America and Beyond Conference, Munk Centre, University of Toronto, (September 29, 2005).

‘Stories of Korean Women Workers of the Pacific War,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2005 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, University of Sheffield (July 2005).

‘Labor and Gender in Late-Colonial Korea,’ York Center for Asian Research and the Center for Feminist Research, Toronto, York University (March 18, 2004)

‘Contests of Power: Female Factory Workers in Colonial Korea, 1910-1937,’ Association for Asian Studies 56th Annual Conference, San Diego, (March 6, 2004).

‘Practices of Power and Association among Korean Factory Women’ in “Korea, Past and Future,” Japan Week, Toronto, York University (February 26, 2004).

‘Gender and Labor in Wartime Colonial Korea, 1937-1945’ Association for Asian Studies 55th Annual Conference, New York, (March 29, 2003).

‘Labor and Gender in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945’ Association for Asian Studies 54th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., (April 4, 2002).

‘The Terms and Conditions of Labor in Colonial Korea,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2001 Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (April 2001).

‘Female Factory Workers in Modern Korea,’ Paper presented at the British Association for Korean Studies 2000 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, University of Sheffield (September 2000).

Professional Journal Articles

‘Gender, Labor and Political Consciousness: Female Factory Workers in Colonial Korea,’ Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of History, London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2001.

‘Protestantism, Nationalism and the Foundations of the Women’s Movement: An Historical Examination of the Emergence of Women’s Public Culture in Korea, 1910-1945,’ Unpublished MA Thesis, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1997.

‘The Integration of Socialism and Feminism: Elisabeth Gilman, 1900-1945,’ Unpublished MA Thesis, Microfilm, The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1996.

Book Reviews

‘Book Review,’ Nam, Hwasook, Building Ships, Building A Nation: Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung Hee (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009), Journal of Asian Studies, 69:2 (May 2010), 623-625.

‘Book Review,’ Lee, Namhee, The Making of Minjung: Democracy and the Politics of Representation in South Korea (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2007), Journal of Asian Studies 67:4 (November 2008), 1478-80.

‘Book Review,’ Park, Hyun Ok, Two Dreams in One Bed: Empire, Social Life and the Origins of the North Korean Revolution in Manchuria (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005), Left History 12:1 Spring/Summer 2007, 158-59.

‘Book Review,’ Wender, Melissa L., Lamentation as History: Narratives by Koreans in Japan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006), Journal of Asian Studies 66:4 (November 2007), 1181-83.

Forthcoming

“Between Mountains: Refugee Life during the Korean War, 1950-1953,” [Research for Manuscript 2 initiated; primary sources gathered and interviews conducted in the summer of 2004. Writing begun Summer 2006].

“Labor Mobilization in Late-Colonial Korea, 1937-1945,” Chapter accepted for publication in Andre Schmid, ed., Reader on Colonial Korea, to be published by Columbia University Press, forthcoming.

“The Economics of Emotion: The Integration of Domestic and Political Economies in Contemporary Korea, 1953-1987,” [General research initiated].

“Living in Flight: Civilian Displacement, Suffering, and Relief during the Korean War, 1945-1953,” Sahak yŏn’gu [Historical research], forthcoming.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST1030 6.0  Imperialism and Nationalism in Modern Asia LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST4765 6.0  Rethinking Gender in East Asian History SEMR  

Area of Specialization

History

Degrees

PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
MA, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
MA, Department of History, The Johns Hopkins University
BA, Department of History, The Johns Hopkins University

Professional Leadership

“Women’s Work during the Pacific War: the Labor Volunteer Corps in Late-Colonial Korea,” La Jolla, California, University of California at San Diego, (January 28, 2011).

Book Talk for the Department of East Asian Studies, ‘To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945,’ Berkeley, California, University of California at Berkeley, (October 13, 2010).

Introductory Lecture for North Korean Film Day, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto, Canada, (May 13, 2009).

Luncheon Lecture for the East Asian Studies Students Association at York and the East Asian Students Community Service Group, “The Flowers of Japanese-Korean Unity: the Labor Volunteer Corps, 1937-1945,” York University, Toronto, Canada, (March 28, 2008).

Lecture for the Center for Korean Studies, “From Kitchen Raids to General Strikes: Women Workers’ Activism in Colonial Korea,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, (February 13, 2008).

Lecture for the Department of History, “The Refugees of June 25th,” York University, Toronto, Canada (January 31, 2008).

Abstract Reviewer, Japan Studies Association of Canada Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada (May-August, 2007).

Discussant, Panel on “Korea-Japan Relations,” Japan Studies Association of Canada Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada (August16-19, 2007).

Lecture for the Center for Korean Studies, “The Flowers of Japanese-Korean Unity: the Women’s Labor Volunteer Corps in Late-Colonial Korea,” University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, (March 9, 2007).

Facilitator/Facilitateur, “Session 34. Confrontation and the End of Empire in Southeast Asia: New Perspectives Nouvelles perspectives sur les conflits et la fin de l’Empire en Asie du Sud-Est,” Canadian Historical Association 85th Annual Meeting, Toronto, York University (May 29, 2006).

Lecture for the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies and Center for Women’s Studies, ‘More than Comfort Women: the ‘Body-Offering’ Volunteer Corps and Labor Mobilization in Wartime Korea, 1937-1945,’ Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (May 28, 2004).

Discussant, ‘Faces of Imperialism,’ Panel 4, The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Fourth Annual Graduate Conference (October 4, 2003).

Interviewer and Author, “Martina Deuchler: Europe Han’gukhak ŭi sŏn’guja” [Martina Deuchler: A Founder of Korean Studies in Europe], Chŏngsin munhwa yŏn’gu, 3:22, (Fall 1999), 193-217, reprinted in English in The Review of Korean Studies, 4:1 (June 2001), 135-160. Also reprinted in Kim Kyŏngil, ed., Pioneers of Korean Studies (Seoul: Academy of Korean Studies, 2004).

Reviewer, Acta Koreana, Kyemyŏng University, Taegu, South Korea (2004-Present)

Reviewer, Review of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, South Korea (1999-Present)

Contributing Editor, Korea Journal, Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Seoul, Korea, (October 1998 - June 1999)

Assistant Editor, Korean Shamanism: Revivals, Survivals and Change, London, England, (October 1997 - November 1997)

Nominated for membership into the Association for Korean Studies, Committee for Korean Studies (2011-2013)
Member of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea
Member of the Association for Asian Studies
Member of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe
Member of York Center for Asian Research (YCAR)
Member of the Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto

Community Contributions

Internet Radio Interview, Technology Today on Voice America at www.business.voiceamerica.com., “Technology in Education: Is it Helping or Hindering the Learning Process,” March 1, 2010, 1:00 pm EST.

Interview on Fairchild TV, “Nanjing Massacre and Chinese-Japanese Relations,” February 2005.

Roundtable Discussant, “A View from Here,” Discussion of Brian McKenna’s Documentary “Korea: The Unfinished War,” Ontario Public Television (TVO), November 6, 2003.

Interviews, Canada Editions of Chungang ilbo (Korea Central Daily) and Han’guk ilbo (Korea Daily), On Korean Language and History at York University, December 5, 2003.

Interview on Arirang TV on OMNI2, On Korean Language and History at York University, December 5, 2003.

Research Interests:

Twentieth-century Korea, modern East Asia, gender, labor, migration, war

All Publications

Books

To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009).

Book Chapters

“Processes of Feminine Power: Shamans in Central Korea,” in Keith Howard, ed., Korean Shamanism: Revivals, Survivals and Change, (Seoul: The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, 1998), 113-33 (Chapter 8), [Refereed Work].

Journal Articles

"The Pacific War and Working Women in Late-Colonial Korea," Signs 33:1 (Fall 2007), 81-104, [Refereed Work].

“The Varieties of Women’s Wage Work in Colonial Korea,” The Review of Korean Studies, 10:3 (June 2007), 119-46, [Refereed Work].

Conference Papers

‘Refugee Life during the Korean War as Heard through Testimony,’ Association for Asian Studies 62nd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (March 25-28, 2010).

‘Refugee Life during the Korean War,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2009 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands (June 17-21, 2009), [All Conference Presentations here and below are Refereed Works].

‘Women’s Wage Work in Early Colonial Korea, 1910-1937,’ Association for Asian Studies 60th Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 3-6, 2008).

‘Women’s Labor Participation in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945,’ Japan Studies Association of Canada Conference, York University, Toronto, Canada (August 16-19, 2007).

‘The Varieties of Women’s Wage Work in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2007 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, École des Haute Etudes, Dourdan, France (April 17, 2007).

‘The Legalities/Illegalities of Women’s Work in Wartime Korea,’ 1937-1945, World History Association Conference, Long Beach, California, (June 2006).

‘Factory Girls in Colonial Korea: Stories of Everyday Lives,’ Korea-Japan Week, Toronto, York University (February 26, 2006).

‘The Body-Offering Volunteer Corps and Women’s Work in Wartime Korea,’ Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working Class History in North America and Beyond Conference, Munk Centre, University of Toronto, (September 29, 2005).

‘Stories of Korean Women Workers of the Pacific War,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2005 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, University of Sheffield (July 2005).

‘Labor and Gender in Late-Colonial Korea,’ York Center for Asian Research and the Center for Feminist Research, Toronto, York University (March 18, 2004)

‘Contests of Power: Female Factory Workers in Colonial Korea, 1910-1937,’ Association for Asian Studies 56th Annual Conference, San Diego, (March 6, 2004).

‘Practices of Power and Association among Korean Factory Women’ in “Korea, Past and Future,” Japan Week, Toronto, York University (February 26, 2004).

‘Gender and Labor in Wartime Colonial Korea, 1937-1945’ Association for Asian Studies 55th Annual Conference, New York, (March 29, 2003).

‘Labor and Gender in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945’ Association for Asian Studies 54th Annual Conference, Washington D.C., (April 4, 2002).

‘The Terms and Conditions of Labor in Colonial Korea,’ The Association for Korean Studies in Europe 2001 Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (April 2001).

‘Female Factory Workers in Modern Korea,’ Paper presented at the British Association for Korean Studies 2000 Conference, Centre for Korean Studies, University of Sheffield (September 2000).

Professional Journal Articles

‘Gender, Labor and Political Consciousness: Female Factory Workers in Colonial Korea,’ Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of History, London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2001.

‘Protestantism, Nationalism and the Foundations of the Women’s Movement: An Historical Examination of the Emergence of Women’s Public Culture in Korea, 1910-1945,’ Unpublished MA Thesis, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, London: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1997.

‘The Integration of Socialism and Feminism: Elisabeth Gilman, 1900-1945,’ Unpublished MA Thesis, Microfilm, The Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1996.

Book Reviews

‘Book Review,’ Nam, Hwasook, Building Ships, Building A Nation: Korea's Democratic Unionism Under Park Chung Hee (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009), Journal of Asian Studies, 69:2 (May 2010), 623-625.

‘Book Review,’ Lee, Namhee, The Making of Minjung: Democracy and the Politics of Representation in South Korea (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2007), Journal of Asian Studies 67:4 (November 2008), 1478-80.

‘Book Review,’ Park, Hyun Ok, Two Dreams in One Bed: Empire, Social Life and the Origins of the North Korean Revolution in Manchuria (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005), Left History 12:1 Spring/Summer 2007, 158-59.

‘Book Review,’ Wender, Melissa L., Lamentation as History: Narratives by Koreans in Japan (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006), Journal of Asian Studies 66:4 (November 2007), 1181-83.

Forthcoming

“Between Mountains: Refugee Life during the Korean War, 1950-1953,” [Research for Manuscript 2 initiated; primary sources gathered and interviews conducted in the summer of 2004. Writing begun Summer 2006].

“Labor Mobilization in Late-Colonial Korea, 1937-1945,” Chapter accepted for publication in Andre Schmid, ed., Reader on Colonial Korea, to be published by Columbia University Press, forthcoming.

“The Economics of Emotion: The Integration of Domestic and Political Economies in Contemporary Korea, 1953-1987,” [General research initiated].

“Living in Flight: Civilian Displacement, Suffering, and Relief during the Korean War, 1945-1953,” Sahak yŏn’gu [Historical research], forthcoming.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST1030 6.0  Imperialism and Nationalism in Modern Asia LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HIST4765 6.0  Rethinking Gender in East Asian History SEMR