Tae Yeon Eom is currently completing a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in Asian Studies. Through the lens of Western and non-Western diplomatic norms and practices in modern East Asia, his dissertation research triggers deeper considerations about the interweaving of words, acts and things at the heart of key historical processes such as imperialism, the building of nineteenth-century state power and the making of transnational political, economic and cultural connections.
His peer-reviewed journal articles and essays also show his great interest in Law and Material Culture in East Asia. His research projects have been supported by UBC’s Centre for Korean Research, Seoul National University’s Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies, Korea University’s Research Institute of Korean Studies, Japan Foundation, Ishibashi Foundation, Fudan University’s Confucius China Studies Program, Harvard-Yenching Library, and the Sainsbury Institute for Art.
Prior to teaching at UBC, he taught at Simon Fraser University as a sessional lecturer in Global Asia. He has been teaching undergraduate courses of transnational cultural studies and international relations in early modern and contemporary East Asia in addition to survey courses of Korean culture and society.