Welcome! I am a historian of Korea and East Asia specializing in the history of science and technology, global history, and military history. My dissertation examines the expansion of military-technical knowledge in Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) and its relationship with weapons manufacture and construction engineering from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. My works can also be found on firearms technology and the Military Revolution theory in particular, a debate about the origins of Western ascendancy in global warfare.
A native of South Korea with upbringing in China and Guatemala, I received my undergraduate education at Emory University (’13), where I studied history and ethnomusicology on a Kemp Malone Scholarship. I also trained at Oxford University, Seoul National University, and the Academy of Korean Studies.