Dr. Adam Bohnet

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.


You can also obtain it here, at the University of Hawaii.

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

In the US, of course, University of Hawai'i Press directly, or the other major bookstores. Of course, also Amazon.com



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.