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My dissertation research focuses on Qing “merchant colonialism” in late nineteenth century Chosǒn Korea and how the Sino-Korean relations unfolded. My research interests also include international relations in East Asia, the development of international law in Asian countries, and the rise of the Japanese empire in Asia. Prior to UBC, I earned my MA in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa after double-majoring in Korean language and international trade at Shandong University, China. Along with pursuing graduate degrees in North America, I also spent several years studying East Asian history, languages, and cultures in various universities and institutes in South Korea and Japan, where I learned Korean and Japanese as my second and third foreign languages. I am currently teaching premodern East Asian international relations and modern Korea-Japan relations at the department.