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Seung Mo Kang

Former Korea Foundation Junior Scholar


    February 2, 2015 — July 31, 2015

    Professional affiliation

    MA Candidate in Korean Studies, Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies

    Wilson Center Projects

    "British Leadership’s Decision to Exclude South Korea from the List of Signatories for the Treaty of Peace with Japan and the Consequent Solidification of Cold War Order in East Asia"

    Full Biography

    Seung Mo (Azariah) Kang was born in Seoul, South Korea.  He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in the UK and the US, and received his BA in Anthropology and Asian Studies at Macalester College.  Afterwards, he moved back to Korea and served in the armed forces as a translating officer in the Korean Air Force for 3 years.  Upon completing his duty, he briefly worked for a construction and engineering company as a translator, and Korea Development Institute as a research assistant.  He then decided to go back to school, and received his MA at Seoul National University.  His main interest is Korea-Japan relations from the late 19th Century to the present, but his research has mostly focused on the 1950’s and 1960’s.  He is also a fan of jazz, and enjoys playing bass guitar on his free time.

    Major Publications

    Military English (only distributed with Korean Air Force)