Jong Woo Park


East Asia Intellectual History, Korean and Japanese History
Jong Woo Park is a Ph.D. student in Asian Languages and Cultures at University of California, Los Angeles, where he is working on the history of the formation and circulation of modern knowledge in East Asia from the 1850s to the 1920s. His research focuses on ways in which imperialism and colonialism affect the formulation of modern knowledge, and how traditional languages and intellectual discourses have transformed through translation and institutionalized modern educational systems. He holds an A.M. (2011) in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University and a B.A. (2009) in Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea.