Seol Paehwan
설배환 薛培煥

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2023 to May 2024

University Affiliation

Paehwan Seol is an Associate Professor of Department of History at Chonnam National University in Korea. He earned his Ph.D. in 2016 from Seoul National University, Korea. He mainly focuses on wide-area and multidisciplinary facets of the Mongol-Yuan empire in social, economic, and cultural fields. He recently expanded his interests to issues surrounding Mongol law, people on boundaries, daily life, material and social networks to understand the Mongol way of political power, and Mongol network impact on East and Central Asia. He published journal articles on the empire and co-authored books such as Daeryuk gwa Megaasia, or The Continent and Mega-Asia (Gwacheon, Korea: Jininjin, 2023), Dong Yurasia mulpum gyoryu wa jiyŏk, or Material Exchange and Regions in Eastern Eurasia (Paju, Korea: Kyungin Publishing, 2022), Saryo ro bonŭn Monggol pyŏnghwa sidae dongsŏ ryoryu sa, or History of Cultural Exchange between the East and the West in the Era of Pax Mongolica, Read from Primary Sources (Seoul: Ewha Womans University Press, 2021). He is in the process of completing a book Kuriltai: Daekan kwollyŏk, umjig’yinŭn sudo ordo, gŭrigo Monggol network, or The Quriltai: The Great Qan’s power, the mobile capital Ordo, and the Mongol network.

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