Tae Yeon Eom received his Honours B.A. with majors in East Asian Studies and Political Science and a minor in History from the University of Toronto. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he relocated to Vancouver for his graduate studies at the University of British Columbia. As an MA student, he completed a thesis on the political history of nineteenth-century Chosŏn Korea that serves as an informative backdrop for his long-term research projects. Currently, as a PhD student, he endeavors to streamline the research framework of previous major studies related to Chosŏn Korea, and focuses on late Chosŏn’s foreign relationship with Qing China centered around the themes of historical memory, people’s daily life in the contact zone between the two neighbouring countries, New Qing History (新淸史), and the protocol and etiquette of diplomatic visits.