Hyeok Hweon Kang
Hyeok Hweon Kang is a PhD Candidate in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard University. His research examines gunpowder warfare in the early modern period (1500–1800), with geographical focus on Korea and East Asia. His dissertation studies Korea’s assimilation of global musketry warfare in the 17th century, and its impact on governance, commerce and urban development in the late Chosŏn (1600–1910). His works can also be found on the Military Revolution, a debate about the role of firearms in Western ascendancy, where he contributed comparative studies of technological and tactical aptitude between Europe and East Asia.