Cho Young Hun


Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Sep 2004 to Dec 2005

University Affiliation (Current)

University Affiliation

Dr. Cho is currently an associate professor in the Department of History Education at Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. His research focuses on Chinese socio-economic history during the Ming-Qing period. He received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 2006, focusing on “The Grand Canal and Huizhou Merchants in Late Imperial China.” In 2011 he published a book on the topic entitled The Grand Canal and Chinese Merchants, 1415-1784: The Rise and Growth of Huizhou Merchants in the Huai-Yang Region (Minumsa: Seoul). He has also translated Timothy Brook’s The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming dynasties into Korean. His current research interests include Beijing and the changing auxiliary capitals in late imperial China, the silver trade, long-distance transportation, Huizhou merchants, and the Seventeenth-Century Crisis.

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