Associate Professor of Korean History, University of Oxford

James Lewis is the Associate Professor of Korean History in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He specialises in Korean-Japanese relations and the economic history of Korea. Recent publications include The East Asian War, 1592-1598 (editor, Routledge, 2015); ‘Toward an Anthropometric History of Chosŏn Dynasty Korea, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century’, The Journal of the Historical Society (2013); ‘The biological standard of living in pre-Modern Korea: Determinants of height of militia recruits during the Chosŏn dynasty’, Economics and Human Biology (2017); ‘Korean Expansion and Decline from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century’, The Journal of Economic History (2008); ‘Korean Double-Entry Merchant Accounts from Kaesŏng City (1786-1892)’ Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (2013); and Korea’s Premier Collection of Classical Literature: Selections from Sŏ Kŏjŏng’s (1420-1488) Tongmunsŏn, University of Hawai’i Press, 2019. He is immediate past President of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe and immediate past President of the British Association for Korean Studies.

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