M.A., Sungkyunkwan University, 2011
B.A., Sungkyunkwan University, 2007
Jinsung Kim is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Prior to embarking on his Ph.D. journey, Jinsung successfully completed his MA degree at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea, specializing in History. During his time there, he focused intensively on Sino-Korean relations between the years 1882 and 1884.
His ongoing research centers around Korea’s military reform and its intricate interactions with foreign nations like China, Japan, Russia, and the U.S. during the late 19th century.
I earned an MA degree in the Department of History at Sungkyunkwan University in 2011.
In 2016, I began the PhD program at UBC. My current research focuses on international relations between Korea and Japan in the late 19th century (1876~1910). One of the main topics for my future dissertation is the military exchange between these two nations. My unforgettable experience in the Korean army might have led me to this topic. In May 2020, I successfully completed the intensive Japanese language program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan.
Korean-Japanese relations in the late 19th century
Korean military reform and Japan’s diplomatic relations.
Andy and Julie Sun Scholarship in Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, 2022
The Institute for Asian Research Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, 2022
William L. Holland Scholarship at the University of British Columbia, 2021
The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, 2019-2020
Four Year Fellowship at the University of British Columbia, 2016-2021
Brain Korea 21 Scholarship at Sungkyunkwan University, 2008-2009
Academic Scholarship at Sungkyunkwan University, 2001, 2005-2007
Supervisor: Dr. Nam-lin Hur
Committee members: Dr. Donald Baker, Dr. Peter Nosco