John Duncan


Professor of Pre-Modern Korean History; Director of the Center for Korean Studies
Department: Asian Languages & Cultures
290 Royce Hall /11373 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Campus Mail Code: 148703
Email: duncan@humnet.ucla.edu

Keywords: Asia, Korea, East Asia, History, Korean Studies

EDUCATION

1988: Ph.D. in History, University of Washington, Seattle, Wa.
1977: M.A. in History, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hi.
1972: B.A. in History, Korea University, Seoul, Korea

TEACHING POSITIONS

2003-now: Professor, Departments of Asian Languages & Cultures and History, UCLA
1994-2003: Associate Professor, Departments of East Asian Languages & Cultures and History, UCLA
1993-94: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
1989-93: Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
1988-89: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Boise State University
1987-88: Lecturer in History, University of Washington

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

1995-98, 2000-01: Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
1999 (fall quarter): Acting Chair, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
2000-04: Study Center Director, Education Abroad Program at Korea University
2001-now: Director, Center for Korean Studies, UCLA
2005-2008: Chair, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

The Origins of the Chosôn Dynasty (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000).
Rethinking Confucianism: Past and Present in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, co-edited with Benjamin Elman and
Herman Ooms (Asia and Pacific Monograph Series, UCLA,2002).

The Institutional Basics of Civil Governance in the Choson Dynasty, co-edited with Lee Jung Chul (Seoul: Seoul Selection, 2009)

Articles:

"Miguk nae han'guk chôn kûndaesa yôn'gu tonghyang" (Trends in American Studies of Premodern Korean History)
Yôksa wa hyônsil 23-3 (1997).
"Confucian Social Values in Contemporary South Korea," in Lewis Lancaster and Richard Payne, ed., Religion and
Contemporary Korea
(Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1997).
"The Korean Adoption of Neo-Confucianism: The Social Context," in Walter H. Slote and George de Vos, eds.,
Confucianism and the Family (Albany: SUNY Press, 1998).
"Proto-nationalism in Premodern Korea," in Lee, Sang-oak and Duk-Soo Park, eds., Perspectives on Korea (Sydney:
Wild Peony Press, 1998).
“Hyanghwain: Migration and Assimilation in Chosôn Dynasty Korea,” Acta Koreana 3 (July 2000)
"The Problematic Modernity of Confucianism: The Question of Civil Society in Chosôn Dynasty Korea," in Charles
Armstrong, ed., Civil Society in South Korea (Routledge, New York, 2001).
"Examinations and Orthodoxy in Chosôn Dynasty Korea," in Elman, Duncan, and Ooms, eds., Rethinking
Confucianism: Past and Present in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
(2002).
"Naehun and the Politics of Gender in 15th Century Korea," in Young-Key Kim Renaud,ed., Korean Women in the
Humanities
(M.E. Sharpe, 2003)
“Koguryô in Koryô and Chosôn Historical Memory,” Journal of Inner and East Asian Studies 1 (2004).