Book: Turning toward Edification: Foreigners in Chosŏn Korea
Hello, this is a page with information and links related to my recently published book, Turning toward Edification: Foreigners in Chosŏn Korea (Hawai'i University Press, 2020). I expect this page will develop over time, but for the moment I post information about up-coming talks related to the book, and links to various ways for accessing the book.
Links to the book.
The great thing about this book is that the e-book version, thanks to the Fulbright Sustainable Monographs program, is free of charge. You can download it easily. Of course, it can be obtained via Kindle and other e-book platforms.
Also you can obtain it via OAPEN, along with a lot of other free scholarly e-books.
I should say that I think the paperback is quite reasonably priced. So, if the book interests you, the paperback isn't a terrible deal. I often like to have books in both forms, myself (especially if I use a book for teaching). In Canada, it can be obtained via UBC Press or Chapters Indigo. Of course, also Amazon.ca
These days, book talks are all online. I am giving (or have given) book talks at three different institutions: SOAS in London, UK; Penn State; and George Washington. The three talks were all different.
1/ I gave a talk at SOAS on Friday, February 12, 2021. It is now available online. The title is Where there is Hair, there Will be Lice. I have not seen the current link. I am a bit horrified to know what I sound like, or whether or not I make any sense!
I gave a talk on March 18, 2021, 4-5PM (Eastern Standard Time), at Pennsylvania State University's Institute of Korean Studies. The title is "Kang Shijue: Refugee and State on Choson's Northern Frontier." Please consult the attached poster. Please find information at this link.
I gave a talk in May 4, 2021, 3-4:30, at George Washington University (Eastern Standard Time). The title is "Beyond Civilized and Barbarians: Understanding the Settlement of Chinese Migrants in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Chosŏn Korea." The lecture has been posted to youtube.