Merose Hwang

Assistant Professor of History

B.A. University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A. Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Ph.D. University of Toronto

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Classes Taught

  • World History to 1800
  • World History 1750 to Present
  • Modern East Asia
  • Korean History 1392 to Present
  • Gender and Sexuality in East Asia
  • History of Female Labor in the Pacific Rim
  • Identity and Nationalism in Asia

Areas of Interest

19th and 20th century East Asian social, cultural, gender, and commodity history. Her area of research is the history of print media discourse on shamanism and superstition in colonial Korea.

Representative Publications

“Shamans and Superstitious Mothers: Modern Healthcare Discourse in 1920s-30s Korea.” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 18, no. 1 (2012): 30-61.
“The Asian Motherhood Stigma: A Historical Glance at Embedded Women’s Practices in Korean Colonial Media.” East Asian Motherhood: Politics and Practices, edited by Patti Duncan and Gina Wong. Toronto: Demeter Press, forthcoming (2014).



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