Hyung-A Kim, BA (Seorabol), Dip Ed (Melbourne), MA and PhD (ANU)
Associate Professor, Korea Politics and History, and Director of Australia-Korea Leadership Forum
I grew up in South Korea and completed my postgraduate degrees of Dip Ed at Melbourne University, and MA and PhD at the Australian National University. My PhD dissertation - which received an "unconditional pass" - was a study of "Park Chung Hee's Self-Reliance Ideology, 1961-1979: Modernization and National Restoration under President Park Chung Hee". I authored Korea's Development under Park Chung Hee: Rapid Industrialization 1961-1979, RoutledgeCurzon (2004), and its Korean translation, entitled Park Chung Hee ŭi Yangnal ŭi Sŏnt'aek: Yusin gwa Chunghwahak Kongŏp, was released in October 2005 by Illchokak, Seoul. As Director of the Australia-Korea Leadership Forum at the ANU, I run the annual Australia-Korea Forum jointly with the East Asia Institute, Seoul.
Korea's contemporary politics and society; the role of the state and the power elite; the politics of networking.
- Reassessing the Park Chung Hee Era, 1961-1979: Development, Political Thought, Democracy and Cultural Influence (As principal editor with Clark Sorensen, University of Washington Press – forthcoming)
- "State Bureaucracy Building: The Military Junta's Administrative Reforms, 1961-3,"; in The Park Era, Ezra Vogel and Byung-Kook Kim eds., Harvard University Press (forthcoming).
- "From Anti-Communist Industrialization to Civic Democracy in South Korea,"; in Sally C.M. Paine ed., Nation-Building in the 20th Century, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.
- Korea's Development under Park Chung Hee: Rapid Industrialization, 1961-1979, London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.
- Pak Chǒng Hǔi ǔi yangnal ǔi sǒntaek: Yusin gwa chunghwahak gongǒp [Park Chung Hee's Doubled-Edged Choice: Yusin and Heavy and Chemical Industrialization], Seoul: Ilchokak, 2005.
- "The Eve of Park's Military Coup: the National Reconstruction Debate,"; Journal of East Asian History, vol. 25/26, Canberra: The Australian National University, 2004, pp. 113-140.
- With James Cotton, "The New Rich and the New Middle Class in South Korea,"; in R. Robinson & David S Goodman (eds.), New Rich in Asia, London: Routledge, 1996, pp.185-203.
- "Kim Jong Il revealed in taped conversations,"; The Pacific Review, vol. 9 no. 3, 1996, pp. 454-462.
- "Minjung Socio-Economic Responses to State-Led Industrialization,"; in Kenneth M. Wells ed., Korea's Minjung Movement: The Origin and Development of Populist Nationalism, The University of Hawaii Press, 1995, pp. 224-228.
Associate Professor, Korea Politics and History, and Director of the Australia-Korea Leadership Forum at the Australian National University; Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong (2004); Research Fellow at Wollongong and Newcastle Universities (2002-2003); Visiting Associate Professor, Linfield College, Oregon, USA (1998-99).