Ph.D. Candidate in HEAL/Korea
Sungik Yang received his B.A. from Williams College and A.M. in Regional Studies-East Asia from Harvard University. For his Master’s thesis, he wrote about the historiography and political activities of the South Korean New Right movement. His research interests include the intellectual and political history of modern Korea from the colonial period to the present, particularly in the relationships and interactions among politics, historiography, and collective memory in South Korea during the height of the Cold War. He is also interested in the development of leftist and conservative political ideology in Korea, as well as in Korea’s relations with the U.S. and Japan.