Myoung-kyu Park is a professor of sociology.
He has previously been a President of the KSA (Korean Sociological Association, 2017)) the Director of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS, 2006-2016), Social Development Research Institute (2002-2004), Chairman of the History and Society Editorial Board (2002-2004), and President of the Korean Social History Association (2002-2004). He is working as an editor in chief of the Asian Journal of Peacubuilding. His research fields are; social history, sociology of nation and national identity, inter-Korean relations, conceptual history, and sociology of religion. He got Ph.D. from Seoul National University. His career includes; visiting fellow at Harvard-Yenching Institute (1989-1990), visiting scholar at University of California, Irvine (1998-1999), visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley (2003-2004), and international scholar fellow at Humanities Center of Stanford University (2015).
He wrote several books and articles including; Sociology of Borderline in Inter-Korean Relations, Seoul: Changbi Co. (in Korean, 2012); North Korean Diaspora, (co-author work) Seoul: IPUS (in Korean, 2011); EU and North Korea: Humanitarianism or Business? (co-edited by Bernard Selliger and Sung-Jo Park), Germany: LIT (in English, 2010); Nation, People and Citizen: Korean Political Subjectivities from the Conceptual History, Seoul: Sowha Publishing Co. (in Korean, 2010); Inter-Korean Integration Index, 1989-2007 (in Korean, co-work 2009); Flexible Complex Unification (in Korean, co-work, 2010); “Social Meanings of National Discourse in Korea,” Korean Culture 41 (2008); and “Asymmetrical Division State System in Korean Peninsula,” The Journal of Peace and Unification Studies. 1-1 (2008). He contributed chapters in books including: Civilizing Emotions (Margrit Pernau et.al, Oxford University Press, 2015), A Global Conceptual History of Asia 1860-1920 (Pickering & Chatto, 2014), and Routledge Handbook of Memory and Reconciliation in East Asia (Mikyung Kim ed., Routledge, 2015).
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