Janice C.H. Kim
Janice C. H. Kim is an Associate Professor of History at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Born in Seoul and raised in the Washington D.C. area, Dr. Kim has a BA and MA in History from The Johns Hopkins University (1996) and a MA in East Asian Studies (1997) and PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K. (2001). Among her published articles and book chapters are: “Living in Flight: Civilian Displacement, Suffering, and Relief during the Korean War, 1945-1953,” Sahak yŏn’gu [The Review of Korean History], No. 100 (December 2010), 285-329; “The Pacific War and Working Women in Late-Colonial Korea,” Signs 33:1 (Fall 2007), 81-104; “The Varieties of Women’s Wage Work in Colonial Korea,” The Review of Korean Studies, 10:3 (June 2007), 119-146; “Processes of Feminine Power: Shamans in Central Korea,” in Keith Howard, ed., Korean Shamanism: Revivals, Survivals and Change (Seoul: The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, 1998), 113-133, and “Refuge, Relief, and Reconstruction in the Temporary Capital Pusan, 1950-1953,” in Janice Kim, Steven Lee, and Marilyn Young, eds., Displacement, Reconstruction and Remembrance: North and South Korea in the 1950s (Vancouver: UBC Press), expected 2014. Her book, To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (Stanford University Press, 2009) concerns the popular expansion of gender, labour and political consciousness among working women in colonial Korea. In this work she examines Japanese imperialism and the interplays between domestic events and the broader social and economic changes brought on by the First World War, the Depression and the Pacific War. She is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled, “Between Mountains: Refugee Life during the Korean War,” which explores the social and economic history of refugees and civilian livelihood during and after the Korean War. Plans for future research include a study of affection, labour and the moral economy, in developing South Korea, 1960-1987. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies, Northeast Asia Council, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Korea Foundation, and the British Council.
Keywords: Gender; labour and political consciousness; social and economic history; moral economy; Korean War; South Korea; DPR Korea