Ph.D. Candidate in HEAL/Japan
Jeonghun Choi’s research themes center around intellectual history and book history of Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Particularly, he studies how popular writers and commercial publishing houses in Japan duplicated, pirated, and domesticated historical knowledge that had circulated within the Euro-American literary sphere. His further interests include readership of ordinary people and the modern Korean appropriation of Japanese knowledge. He received his MA in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, he received his bachelor’s degrees in Western history and International Relations and master’s degree in International Relations from Seoul National University.