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George L. Kallander

Associate Professor, History

George_Kallander

Contact Information
glkallan@maxwell.syr.edu

313A Maxwell Hall
(315) 443-4832
Curriculum Vitae
George Kallander CV

Degree

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2006

Specialties

Korean and northeast Asian history and culture

Publications

Sole Author

Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea. UCLA Philosophy and Religion Series, AKS Korean Classics Library, University of Hawai'i Press, January 2013.

The Royal Hunt: Korea in East Asia and the World (tentative title, under contract with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, in progress). 

Pyŏngjarok, Record of the Year 1636, the Manchu Invasion of Korea (Academy of Korean Studies Korean Classics Translation Series, in progress).

“Chosŏn Dynasty Korea: A Brief Overview of Current Trends in Western Scholarship.” In Intellectual and Institutional Trends of Korean Studies in North America 2013, edited by the Center for International Affairs, the Academy of Korean Studies, 161-174. Bundang, Korea: the Academy of Korean Studies, 2014.

“Cultural Perspectives on Northeast Asian Regionalism.” In Institutionalizing Regions: East Asian and European Perspectives on Regional Regime Dynamics, edited by Pierre Chabal, 116-123. La Courneuve, France: Editions Apopsix, 2010.

“Eastern Bandits or Revolutionary Soldiers? The 1894 Tonghak Uprising in Korean History and Memory.” History Compass 8 (October 2010): 1126-1141.

“A Marriage of Convenience: Koryŏ-Mongol Relations in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.” In Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire, edited by William Fitzhugh, Morris Rossabi, and William Honeychurch, 238-243. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009. 

“Chŏn Pongjun's 1894 Tonghak Declaration.” In Letters from Korea, edited by Jahyun Kim Haboush, 152-156. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

     

PUBLICATIONS (JOINT AUTHOR)

George Kallander and Pierre Chabal (Le Havre University), “The Role of Korean Diaspora in Central Asia as an Incentive for South Korean Regional Policy,” Journal of Eurasian Studies [Seoul], 1 (December 2004): 69-76.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES AND ONLINE ARTICLES

“Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Cold War: Roots of the Korean War.” Encyclopedia entry, Academic Solutions Database, World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society, ABC-CLIO (2012).

“The Digital Wave of Korean Studies.” Center for International Affairs: Webzine 76 (November 2010) <http://www.ikorea.ac.kr/webzine/1011/main_eng.asp>.

“Mongol Conquests and Empire.” World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras. Academic Solutions Database ABC-CLIO, 2009. Web. <http://www.ancienthistory.abc-clio.com>.

 

BOOK AND BLOG REVIEWS

A Korean War Captive in Japan, 1597-1600. The Writings of Kang Hang. Edited and translated by JaHyun Kim Haboush and Kenneth R. Robinson. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. Journal of Asian Studies (forthcoming).

Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity through the Life and Works of Yi Sihang (1672-1736). Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. Journal of Northeast Asian History 11:1 (Summer 2014): 233-239.

A History of Land Use in Mongolia: The Thirteen Century to the Present. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2012. Journal of Asian Politics and History 2 (Spring 2013): 157-159.

Chosŏn-Qing Tributary Relations and Politics. A review of Divergent Visions of Serving the Great: The Emergence of Choson-Qing Tributary Relations as a politics of Representation, by Joshua Van Lieu (University of Washington, unpublished dissertation). http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2383.

The Great Empires of Asia. Edited by Jim Masselos. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. Journal of World History 24:1 (March 2013): 186-188.

From Herdsman to Statesman: The Autobiography of Jamsrangiin Sambuu. Translated by Mary Rossabi. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2011. Asian Politics and Policy. Vol. 3 (2011): 481-483.

How East Asians View Democracy. Yunhan Zhu, et al. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. Asian Politics and Policy. Vol. 3 (2011): 302-304.

“Korean Economic Institute. www.keia.org,” Asian Politics and Policy 2 (2010): 669-670.

One Homeland or Two? The Nationalization and Transnationalization of Mongolia's Khazakhs.” Asian Politics and Policy 3 (2010): 503-505.

North of the DMZ: Essays on Everyday Life in North Korea.” Asian Politics and Policy 2 ( 2010): 138-140.

The Aquariums of Pyongyang by Kang Chol-hwan and Pierre Rigoulot.” Persimmon: Asian Literature, Arts and Cultures, 2 (2002): 96-99.

“Yi Munyol's Our Twisted Hero.” Persimmon: Asian Literature, Arts and Cultures 2 (2001): 96-98.

   

CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS, AND GUEST LECTURES

“Elite Leisure and the Hunt in Chosŏn Dynasty Korea.” James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies Talk, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA. November 2015.

“The Royal Hunt  in Thirteenth Century Korea: Koryŏ and the Mongol Empire.” Lunchtime Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, .March 2015.

“The Politics of the Hunt in Premodern and Early Modern Korea.” East Asian Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study, February 2015, Princeton NJ.

“Overview of Nineteenth Century Korea.” Invited discussion, Cambridge History of Korea workshop, Northeast Asia History Foundation, Seoul, Korea, July 2014.

“Chosŏn Dynasty Korea: A Brief Overview of Current Trends in Western Scholarship.” Invited lecture, Academy of Korean Studies Conference on Korean Studies, Seoul, Korea, October 2013.

“The Royal Hunt in Korea: Koryŏ-Mongol Interactions in the Late Thirteenth Century.” Invited lecture, Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan, November 2012.

“Taming the Beast: The Elite Hunt in Korean History.” Paper presented at the Yonsei Forum, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, July 2012.

“Building Regional Trust in East Asia: The Korea Factor and the First Sino-Japanese War, 1592-1598.” Invited paper presented at conference “Interregional Dynamics in Constructive Turmoil,” Le Havre University, Le Havre, France, April 2012.

“Hunting Trips, Confucian Texts, and Quada'an: Koryo- Mongol Interactions in the Late Thirteenth Century.” Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, Canada, March 2012.

“From Religion to Rebellion: Tonghak in Korean History and Memory.” Invited lecture, Korea Institute, Harvard University, February 2012.

“Modern Korean History and Culture” and “Teaching Korea in the Classroom.” Invited workshop presentations, Korean Studies, Overseas Korean Foundation, World Languages Department, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, November 2010. 

“Understanding Korea in East Asia: Cultural Commonality, Cultural Divergence.” Invited presentation for the Michigan Chapter, National Association of Korean Schools, Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, August 2010.

“Korean Politics and Society.” Invited lecture, Academy of Korean Studies Summer School, Korea, July 2010.

“Eastern Bandits or Revolutionary Soldier? The 1894 Tonghak Uprising in Korean History and Memory.” Invited presentation at the Academy of Korean Studies, Korea, July 2010.

“Tonghak in Early Modern Korean History.” Invited lecture, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, July 2010.

“Cultural Perspectives on Northeast Asian Regionalism.” Invited presentation at Le Havre University, Le Havre, France, March 2010.

“Global Forum: Civilization and Peace.” Invited discussant, sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies, Korea, December 2009.

“Knowledge Horizons of Tonghak Followers.” Invited paper presented at conference entitled “Epistemic Change in the Late Chosŏn as Context for Western Learning,” Bochum University, Bochum, Germany, August 2009.

“Mystical Talismans and Sacred Texts: The Circulation of Tonghak Ritual from 1860.” Invited paper presented at the Association for Korean Studies in Europe, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 2009.

“New Materials for Developing Coursework on Korea.” Invited panel at the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, Il, March 2009.

“The Hammer, the Sickle and the Brush: Snapshots of North Korea.” Invited presentation at the East Asian Program, Moynihan Institute, Syracuse University, December 2008.

“Till Death Do Us Part: Korean-Mongol Relations, Then and Now.” Guest Lecture, Columbia University, New York, NY, March 2008.

“Ch'oe Che-u, Tonghak and the Tonghak Rebellion.” Guest Lectures, Korean Studies Summer International Program, Yonsei and Sogang Universities, Seoul, Korea, July 2007.

“Saving the Nation: Tonghak-Ch'ŏndogyo through the Nationalist Lens.” Paper presented at the Eighth Pacific and Asia Conference on Korean Studies, Jawaharal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, December 2006.

“Through the Looking Glass: Historical Interaction with North Korea.” Paper presented at North Korea, the United States and the International Community: Lessons in Engagement, Moynihan East Asia Program, Syracuse University, October 2006.

“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: History and Memory in East Asia.” Inaugural lecture, Moynihan East Asian Institute Seminar Series #1, Syracuse University, September 2006.

 “Re-orientating the Mongols: Mongolian Identity in Northeast Asia.” Invited paper presented at the Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta, GA, Spring 2006.

“Faith, Writing and Community: Egalitarianism in Tonghak-Ch'ŏndogyo Thought.” Invited paper presented at the Roots of Egalitarianism in Korean History, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Spring 2006.

“Religious Traditions in China.” Presentation for the American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY, Spring 2005.

“Religious Traditions in China and Vietnam.” Presentation for the American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY, Spring 2005.

“Mongolian Higher Education.” Presentation at the Mongolian Graduate Student Soros Fellowship Meeting, Soros Foundation, New York, NY, Spring 2005.

“Ulaanbaatar Unbound: Mongolian Politics, Economy and Society.” Paper presented for Brownbag Lunch Talk, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, Fall 2004.

“The Role of Korean Diaspora in Central Asia as an Incentive for South Korean Regional Policy.” Joint paper with Professor Pierre Chabal (Le Havre University) submitted for conference titled Korean Studies and Koreans in Central Asia, Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages and Korea Research Foundation, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Fall 2004.

“Message in the Means: Tonghak Religious Discourse and its Dissemination.” Paper presented at the Korean Diglossia Conference, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, Spring 2004. 

“Cultural Perspective on Northeast Asian Regionalism Today.” Paper submitted for conference titled Regional Regime Dynamics in Europe and East Asia, Université du Havre, Normandy, France, Spring 2004. 

“Who are the Mongolians? Mongolian Identity in a Changing World.” Paper presented for Brownbag Lunch Talk, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY Spring 2004.

“Nuclear crisis or identity crisis: North Korea in a postmodern world.” Paper presented at the conference International Security and the Asian Heartland, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Summer 2003.

“Historiography in the West and its Future Direction.” Paper presented to the History Department, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2002.

“Modern Korean History and Korean Studies in the US.” Paper presented at the Korean Studies Center, Mongolian National University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Fall 2001.

“Divine Pronouncements: Ch'oe Si-hyŏng and the Haewol sinsa pŏpsŏl.” Paper presented at the Korean Studies Graduate School Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Spring 2000.

Teaching Appointments

Syracuse University, Maxwell School, Department of History, Syracuse, NY

Associate Professor of History, Fall 2013-Present

Assistant Professor of History, Fall 2006-2013

Teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on Korean, East Asian, and world history, including “Premodern Korea,” “Modern Korea,” “The Korean War,” “Modern Japan,” “Japan before Tokugawa,” “Korean-Japanese Relations,” “East Asia,” “Cultural Relations in East Asia,” “East Asia and the Socialist Experience,” and world history courses “Global History to 1750” and “Global History since 1750.” Designed History Department Global History sequence.

 

Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY

Postdoctoral Fellow, Expanding East Asian Studies Program, Fall 2005-Summer 2006

Assisted program director in creating college and university curricula on Korean and East Asian history and culture. Designed and taught a graduate/undergraduate history seminar entitled “Korea in East Asia and the World.”

 

Queens College, Flushing, NY

Adjunct Instructor, Fall 2004-Spring 2005

Taught two courses in the fall semester: an undergraduate lecture “Introduction to East Asian History and Culture” and a graduate seminar “History of Korea.” In the spring semester, taught two undergraduate lectures: “Introduction to East Asian History and Culture” and “Japanese History.” In all courses, formulated course syllabi, structure and requirements, as well as lectured and administered all grades.

 

Columbia University, New York, NY

Teaching Assistant, Spring 2004

Assisted Professor Theodore de Bary in his seminar “Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts.” Led class discussions, graded midterm and final papers and helped administer final oral examinations.

Research Assistant, Fall 2003-Spring 2004

Helped organize academic project on epistolography in Korean history with Professor JaHyun Kim Haboush, selected and translated pre-twentieth century Korean texts from classical Chinese and edited academic papers for publication.

 

National University of Mongolia, School of Foreign Service, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Visiting Lecturer, Fall 2002-Spring 2003      

Lectured to graduate students on history and politics of Korea and Northeast Asia (two courses with 15 students each), created syllabi, composed and graded exams.

 

Columbia University New York, NY

Teaching Assistant, Fall 1998-Spring 2001

Assisted Professors Gari Ledyard and Helen Koh in two courses a year titled “Korean Civilization” and “Korean Lives.” Led weekly discussion sections and helped grade exams and quizzes. For Professor Koh, helped create curriculum, composed exam questions and term paper assignments, and gave class lectures.

Teaching Assistant, Korean Language Program, Fall 1998-Spring 2001

Assisted Professor Carol Schulz on Korean language textbook project, proofread translations, and provided suggestions on textbook revisions.

Assistant to Director, Center for Korean Research, East Asian Institute, Fall 1998-Spring 2000

Responsibilities included running day-to-day affairs of the office, budget management, conference arrangements and liaison between the Center and the Korea Foundation in Seoul, Korea.

Research Interests

Korean and East Asian History (Japan and Mongolia).

Research Grants and Awards

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, School of Historical Studies, Member, Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Academy of Korean Studies, Korean Classics Grant, Project Director, 2013-2016

Association for Asian Studies, Book Subvention Grant, 2012

Pigott Faculty Research Grant, Syracuse University, 2012

Research Fellow, Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, Korea, 2009-2010

Harvard-Yenching Library Travel Grant, Harvard University, 2009

Appleby-Mosher Travel Grants, Syracuse University, 2007-2009

Weatherhead East Asian Fellow, Columbia University, 2005-2006

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship, 2004-2005

East Asian Languages Scholar, Columbia University, 2003-2004

Fulbright Fellowship, Dissertation Research Grant, Korea, 2001-2002

Weatherhead Fellowship (Mongolia), Columbia University, 2000, 2001

Korea Foundation Fellowship, 1998-2000

FLAS Award, 1998, 1999

Selected Professional Activities

Cambridge History of Korea, Volume 3, the Chosŏn Dynasty, 1392-1910

Coeditor, 2015-preesnt

Editing the volume with Professors Eugene Park (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Pettid (Binghamton University). Also writing one chapter on elite and palace cultural practices.

 

World Congress on Korean Studies, Hawai'i, 2014

Executive Committee Member, November 2014

Served on organizing committee for the World Congress sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies and the University of Hawai'i (Monoa). Responsibilities included selecting panels and paper prizes and chairing a panel.

 

Committee on Korean Studies, Association for Asian Studies

Ex-Chair, Executive Board Member, 2013-present

Elected to the committee by Korean Studies members of AAS. The committee “serves as a forum for, and advocate for, researchers, librarians, and educators specializing on Korea.” Served as Chair, 2014-2015. Also served as a member of the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) (2014-2015).

 

Journal of Korean Studies (Seoul)

Editorial Board Member, 2015-present

 

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (SSRC)

Proposal Reviewer, 2013, 2014, 2015

Read and reviewed graduate student proposals for SSRC funded dissertation research abroad.

 

Journal of Asian Politics and History

Book Review Editor, Membership Director, Board Member, 2012-2013

Recruited associate editors, collected and edited book reviews on Asian politics and history, consulted with editor-in-chief and other members of the board to promote the journal and organization.

 

ABC-CLIO publishers

Lead Editorial Advisor, 2009-present

Lead consultant on world history in the middle ages/Academic Solutions Database.

 

The Korean War, Red Line editorial, Inc

Content Consultant, 2012-2013, 2014

Read and reviewed content for two high school level textbooks on the Korean War.

 

AP World History Research Study

Consultant, 2013

Participated in College Board research study to design and update the AP world history curriculum.

 

Asian Politics and Policy (Journal)

Associate Editor, 2009-2012

Edited book reviews, submitted book reviews, and queried articles on the Koreas, Japan, and Mongolia.

 

Le Havre University

Visiting Research Fellow, Le Havre, France March 2010

Invited to co-teach course titled Geo-Politics and gave research presentation about twentieth-century Korean nationalism.

 

National Consortium for Teaching About Asia

Invited Lecturer, Syracuse, NY Spring 2009

Lectured secondary education teachers in Central New York about modern Korean and Japanese history.

 

Yonsei University Affiliate, Seoul, Korea

Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, Fall 2001-Summer 2002

Conducted research on doctoral dissertation at a number of libraries and research centers in Seoul.

Recent Invited Lectures

“The Royal Hunt in Korea: Korŏ-Mongol Interactions in the Late Thirteenth Century.” Invited lecture, Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan, November 2012.

“Taming the Beast: The Elite Hunt in Korean History.” Paper presented through contribution to the “Yonsei Forum,” Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, July 2012.

“Building Regional Trust in East Asia: The Korea Factor and the First Sino-Japanese War, 1592-1598,” invited paper presented at conference “Interregional Dynamics in Constructive Turmoil,” Le Havre University, Le Havre, France April 2012.

“Hunting Trips, Confucian Texts, and Quada’an: Koryo- Mongol Interactions in the Late Thirteenth Century,” by selection, paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, Canada, March 2012.

“From Religion to Rebellion: Tonghak in Korean history and Memory.” Invited lecture, Korea Institute, Harvard University, February 2012. 

“Modern Korean History and Culture” and “Teaching Korea in the Classroom.” Invited workshop presentations, Korean Studies, Overseas Korean Foundation, World Languages Department, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, November 2010.

“Understanding Korea in East Asia: Cultural Commonality, Cultural Divergence.” Invited presentation for the Michigan Chapter, National Association of Korean Schools, Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, August 2010.

“Korean Politics and Society.” Invited lecture, Academy of Korean Studies Summer School, Korea, July 2010.

“Eastern Bandits or Revolutionary Soldier? The 1894 Tonghak Uprising in Korean History and Memory.” Invited presentation at the Academy of Korean Studies, Korea, July 2010.

“Tonghak in Early Modern Korean History.” Invited lectures, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, July 2010.

“Cultural Perspectives on Northeast Asian Regionalism.” Invited presentation at Le Havre University, Le Havre, France, March 2010.

“Global Forum: Civilization and Peace.” Invited discussant, sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies, Korea, December 2009.

“Knowledge Horizons of Tonghak Followers.” Invited paper presented at conference entitled “Epistemic Change in the Late Chosŏn as Context for Western Learning,” Bochum University, Bochum, Germany, August 2009.

“Mystical Talismans and Sacred Texts: The Circulation of Tonghak Ritual from 1860.” Invited paper presented at the Association for Korean Studies in Europe, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 2009.

“New Materials for Developing Coursework on Korea.” Invited panel at the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, Il, March 2009.

“The Hammer, the Sickle and the Brush: Snapshots of North Korea.” Invited presentation at the East Asian Program, Moynihan Institute, Syracuse University, December 2008.

“Till Death Do Us Part: Korean-Mongol Relations, Then and Now.” Guest Lecture, Columbia University, New York, NY, March 2008.

“Ch’oe Che-u, Tonghak and the Tonghak Rebellion.” Guest Lectures, Korean Studies Summer International Program, Yonsei and Sogang Universities, Seoul, Korea, July 2007.

“Saving the Nation: Tonghak-Ch’ŏndogyo through the Nationalist Lens.” Paper presented at the Eighth Pacific and Asia Conference on Korean Studies, Jawaharal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Dec ember 2006.

“Through the Looking Glass: Historical Interaction with North Korea.” Paper presented at North Korea, the United States and the International Community: Lessons in Engagement, Moynihan East Asia Program, Syracuse University, October 2006.

“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word: History and Memory in East Asia.” Inaugural lecture, Moynihan East Asian Institute Seminar Series #1, Syracuse University, September 2006.

“Re-orientating the Mongols: Mongolian Identity in Northeast Asia.” Invited paper presented at the Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies, Atlanta, GA, Spring 2006.

“Faith, Writing and Community: Egalitarianism in Tonghak-Ch’ŏndogyo Thought.” Invited paper presented at the Roots of Egalitarianism in Korean History, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Spring 2006.

“Religious Traditions in China.” Presentation for the American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY, Spring 2005.

“Religious Traditions in China and Vietnam.” Presentation for the American Forum for Global Education, New York, NY, Spring 2005.

“Mongolian Higher Education.” Presentation atthe Mongolian Graduate Student Soros Fellowship Meeting, Soros Foundation, New York, NY, Spring 2005.

“Ulaanbaatar Unbound: Mongolian Politics, Economy and Society.” Paper presented for Brownbag Lunch Talk, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, Fall 2004.

“The Role of Korean Diaspora in Central Asia as an Incentive for South Korean Regional Policy.” Joint paper with Professor Pierre Chabal (Le Havre University) submitted for conference titled Korean Studies and Koreans in Central Asia, Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages and Korea Research Foundation, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Fall 2004.

“Message in the Means: Tonghak Religious Discourse and its Dissemination.” Paper presented at the Korean Diglossia Conference, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, Spring 2004.  

Professional Service

Professional Membership

Association for Asian Studies

American Historical Association\

Association for Korean Studies in Europe

Mongolian Society