Associate Professor Hyung-A Kim
Areas of expertise
- Comparative Government And Politics 160603
- Studies Of Asian Society 169903
- Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
Korea's contemporary politics and society; the role of the state and the power elite; the politics of networking.
I grew up in South Korea and completed my postgraduate degrees of Dip Ed at Melbourne University, and MA and PhD at the Australian National University. My PhD dissertation was a study of "Park Chung Hee's Self-Reliance Ideology, 1961-1979: Modernization and National Restoration under President Park Chung Hee". I authored Korea's Development under Park Chung Hee: Rapid Industrialization 1961-1979, RoutledgeCurzon (2004), Reassessing the Park Chung Hee Era, 1961-1979: Development Political Thought, Democracy and Clutural Influence, Seattle: University of Washington Press (2011) (with C Sorensen) and many articles including "Industrial Warriors: South Korea's First Generation of Industrial Workers in Post-Developmental Korea," Asian Studies Review (2013) and "South Korea's Skilled Workers of the 1970s: Pioneers of Korea's Industriialization," Jounal of Contemporary Korean Studies (2015). I served as Founding-Director of the Australia-Korea Leadership Forum at the ANU (2008-9) and I taught in the Department of Sociology, Yonsei University, South Korea, as Distinguished Professor (2014).
Associate Professor, Korea Politics and History, and Director of the Australia-Korea Leadership Forum at the Australian National University; Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong (2004); Research Fellow at Wollongong and Newcastle Universities (2002-2003); Visiting Associate Professor, Linfield College, Oregon, USA (1998-99).