Paul Sung Kwang Cha

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2022 to May 2023

University Affiliation (Current)

Paul Cha is an assistant professor of Korean studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong.  He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MA from the University of Chicago. He specializes in modern Korean history, and his first book, Balancing Communities: Nation, State, and Protestant Christianity in Korea, 1884-1942, was published by the University of Hawai‘i Press in 2022. During his time at Harvard-Yenching, he will be writing a book on how the South Korean countryside became the nexus of a global religious Cold War after the outbreak of the Korean War.

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