BAKS Papers Archive

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BAKS Papers Author Index
BAKS Papers Index, Archaeology and History
BAKS Papers Index, Art, Music, Literature and Language
BAKS Papers Index, Economy and Politics
BAKS Papers Index, Religion and Society

BAKS Papers volume 16 (2015)

‘Korean Identities in Global Context′


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BAKS Papers volume 15 (2013)

‘The Korean Peninsula in 2032′


  • Editorial Introduction, ‘The Korean Peninsula in 2032′
  • Hyun-Gwi Park, ‘The ‘Multicultural Family’ and the Politics of Selective Inclusion in South Korea’
  • Glen David Kuecker, ‘South Korea’s New Songdo City: From Neo-liberal Globalisation to the Twenty-first Century Green Economy’
  • Robert Winstanley-Chesters, ‘2032: Juche-Oriented Environmental Futures’
  • Young-hae Chi, ‘Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Environmental Crises as a Formative Factor for the Korea of 2032’
  • Bum Chul Shin and Il Han Bae, ‘North Korea’s Dual Network of Mobile Telecommunications Systems and the Futures of the Korean Peninsula’
  • Christopher K. Green and Steven C. Denney, ‘An Institutional Approach to Economic Reform and Development: Towards a Developmental Understanding of North Korea’

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BAKS Papers volume 14 (2012)


  • Michael Hickey, ‘Memories of the Korean War ’
  • John Bowler MC, ‘Memories of the Korean War ’
  • Richard Rutt, ‘Memoirs of Korea in the mid-1950s’
  • Michael Pike, ‘Korea in the Late 1950s, a Personal View’
  • James H. Grayson, ‘From Workcamper to Missionary: a View of Korea from 1965 to 1987 ’
  • Keith Pratt, ‘On First Hearing the Court Nightingale (Reflections on a personal view of Korean music in the 1970s)’
  • Warwick Morris, ‘Recalling Korea Past: a Diplomat’s View of the 1970s’
  • John Owen-Davies, ‘1979 – Days of Rage and President Park’s Assassination’
  • Keith Howard, ‘A Kwangdae in Training, 1981–1984: Fieldwork, and Learning Korean Music in Seoul and Chindo’
  • William Horsley, ‘Korea’s Tipping Point to Democracy: a Correspondent’s View of the Eighties’
  • Obituary: Monsignor Richard Rutt

BAKS Papers volume 13 (2011)


  • Lee Hyunsook, ‘The Medicine of Silla in East Asia’
  • Andrew Jackson, ‘The Causes and Aims of Yŏngjo’s Chŏngmihwan’guk’
  • Andrew Jackson, ‘Rebel Military Strategy in the Musillan Rebellion of 1728’
  • Hyun-Soo Kim, ‘The Relationship between the British Fleet’s Withdrawal from Port
  • Hamilton (Kŏmundo) and British Foreign Policy’
  • Michael Shin, ‘Pyeongan Province and the Origins of Modern Society’
  • Heonick Kwon, ‘Guilty by Association’
  • Youngna Kim, ‘The Impact of the Korean War on the Arts (colour illustrations)’
  • Nicolas Levi, ‘The North Korean Leadership and the Future of North Korea’

BAKS Papers volume 12 (2008)


  • Andrew Logie, ‘Ch’oe Inhun’s A Grey Man: the struggle for identity as a young, intellectual male in the postwar era’
  • Alon Levkowitz, ‘Changes in threat perceptions in Korea: Why?’
  • David Prendergast, ‘Living arrangements and intergenerational relations in a rapidly ageing Korea’
  • Ik-cheol Shin, ‘Chosŏn literati’s understanding of “Western learning” in the 19th century based on Kang Hobu’s Sangbongnok’
  • Yang-won Cho, ‘Chosŏn literati’s perceptions of the West in the early 19th century as reflected in Kim Kyongson’s Yŏnwŏn chikji’
  • Yoong-hee Jo, ‘Travel accounts of two Britons in Chosŏn Korea in the late 19th century: A.E.J. Cavendish’s Korea and the Sacred White Mountain’
  • Seung-u Kim, ‘Travel accounts of a Korean envoy in London: Yi Chongŭng’s Soyu kyŏnmunrok’
  • Yun-hee Kim, ‘Provincial literati’s perception of the West as reflected in the Haeyuga’
  • Hyung-dae Lee, ‘Perceptions of Western civilization and literary modes of expression in
  • newspapers of the Enlightenment period: Editorials and poems published in the Tongnip shinmun and Taehan maeil shinbo’
  • Dorota Szawarska, ‘Love or reason – or why do elderly Sakhalin Korean repatriates carry on supporting their adult children remaining on Sakhalin?’
  • Young Ju Rhee, ‘From ethnically-based to inclusive society: South Korean citizenship policy reforms, 1997 to the present’
  • Tristan Webb, ‘DPRK renewable energy and sustainable development: Regional engagement implications’

BAKS Papers volume 11 (2007)


  • Margaret Drabble, ‘The writing of The Red Queen’
  • Sowon S. Park, ‘Metempsychosis and chiasmatic encounters: on Margaret Drabble’s The Red Queen’
  • Keith Pratt, ‘The evolution of museums in the ROK’
  • Don Starr, ‘The World Koreanists Forum 2005 and Korean studies’
  • Andrew Killick, ‘Hwang Byungki and North-South musical exchange’
  • David Lakin, ‘The Kaesŏng archaeological project’
  • Keith Bennett, ‘Bamboo curtain or open door? Challenges and opportunities of the DPRK: Perspectives of a business consultant’
  • Nick Bonner, ‘The use of informal diplomacy and cultural exchanges in the DPRK’

BAKS Papers volume 10 (2005)


  • James Dator and Yongseok Seo, ‘Korea as the wave of a future: the emerging Dream Society of icons and aesthetic experience’
  • Ruediger Frank, ‘The past and the future of industrial policy in telecommunications: a comparative analysis of South Korea and Japan’
  • Thomas Cieslik, ‘High tech made by North Korea: communication technology in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its impact on society’
  • Okkyoung J. Kim, ‘Methodological issues in the use of internet material: from a study on women’s internet communication and gobugaldeung in Korea’
  • Kyongwon Yoon, ‘Domesticating communication technologies in Korean families’
  • Jiyoon Lee, ‘In the eye of the hurricane of change: Korean contemporary art of the new millennium’
  • Joanna Elfving-Hwang, ‘The improper desire for knowledge: de-gendering curiosity in contemporary Korean women’s literature’
  • Hyun-Key Kim Hogarth, ‘Eschatology and folk religions in Korean society’
  • Inok Paek, ‘Music of the fatherland: the North Korean soundscape in the construction of Chongryun identity in Japan’
  • Alon Levkowitz, ‘Where is the king buried? Legitimacy struggles on the Korean peninsula’
  • Young Mi Kim, ‘Coalition theories and the dynamics of coalition party politics in Japan and the Republic of Korea’
  • Owen Miller, ‘The Myŏnjujŏn: a silk merchants’ guild in late Chosŏn Korea’
  • Vladimir Tikhonov, ‘Fascinating and dangerous: Japan in Korea’s Enlightenment thought in the 1900s’
  • Huh Dong Hyun, ‘Korean perceptions of Japan during the modern reform period (1876-1910)’
  • Choi Deok-Soo, ‘Chosŏn perceptions of the world as reflected in the Korean-British Treaty of 1882′
  • Kim Yunhee, ‘Pro-Japanese economic alliance theories during the period of the Taehan empire’

BAKS Papers volume 9 (2004)


  • Henrik H. Sørensen, ‘”Protecting the nation”: Korean Buddhism under the rule of Park Chung Hee, 1961-79′
  • Donald N.Clark, ‘Protestant Christianity and the state: religious organisations as an example of civil society in South Korea’
  • Kenneth M. Wells, ‘The place of religion in North Korean ideology’
  • James A. Foley, ‘Abductions and divisions: connections between the Japanese abductees and Korean divided families’
  • James E. Hoare, ‘A brush with history: opening the British Embassy Pyongyang, 2001-02′

BAKS Papers volume 8 (2003)


  • J. Rowan Pease, ‘With Chinese characteristics: making pop in Yanbian’
  • Roald Maliangkay, ‘Kŏnjŏn kayo: South Korea’s propaganda pop’
  • Keith Howard, ‘From rap to dance: appropriation and assimilation in Korean pop music’
  • Michael Finch, ‘Fire and ice: the search for values in Yi Munyŏl’s novella Ku hae kyŏul? [The winter of that year]‘
  • Carl Young, ‘Tonghak in the aftermath of the Tonghak rebellion: 1895-1901′
  • Vladimir Tikhonov, ‘Did they “Sell the sect and change the patriarchs”? Korean Buddhist pro-Japanese collaboration (1877-1905) and its modern critics’
  • James Foley, ‘Divided families and the North-South summit’
  • Heike Hermanns, ‘The influence of religion on female politicians in South Korea’
  • Richard Watson, ‘Wang-tta — Bullying — in South Korean schools’
  • Barry Gills, ‘Building peace: what CSBMs for Northeast Asia?’

BAKS Papers volume 7 (2000)


  • Dae-sook Suh, ‘Leadership transition in Korea and its significance for the region’
  • James Huntley Grayson, ‘Is the myth of Tan’gun unique? A study of the foundation myths of Korea and Japan’
  • Andrew Pratt, ‘Change and continuity in Chosŏn military techniques during the later Chosŏn period’
  • James E. Hoare, ‘Captain Broughton, HMS Providence (and her tender) and his voyage to the Pacific 1794-8′
  • Michael Finch, ‘The role of Min Yŏnghwan in Korea’s protest against the Ŭlsa Treaty of Protection’
  • James E. Hoare, ‘The British community in Korea: the colonial period 1910-1942′
  • Hyocksup Lee, ‘The attitudes of regional powers in Northeast Asia towards the creation of a Conference on Security and Cooperation in Asia Pacific (CSCAP)’
  • Patrick Köllner, ‘Going regional: South Korea’s growing economic links with Pacific Asia’
  • Yun-Kwan Park, ‘The globalisation of South Korean automobile firms and the Korean government in the 1990s’
  • Jae-Hoon Hyun, ‘The Korean automobile industry in Europe and European economic integration’
  • Patrick Köllner, ‘The political economy of the Korean-Japanese trade imbalance’
  • Rajiv C. Narayan, ‘Conceptualising state-big business relations in Korea’
  • Young Bum Reigh, ‘State intervention in housing provision and high-rise housing development in the Seoul metropolitan area’
  • Young Bum Reigh, ‘Social perspectives on high-rise building in Seoul’
  • Hyun-key Kim Hogarth, ‘Matrifocality in Korean society: past, present and future’
  • Yeonok Jang, ‘Reappraisal of the origins of p’ansori’
  • Stephen Creigh-Tyte and Gareth Stiven, ‘Korean unification: some economic perspectives’
  • Jaehoon Yeon, ‘How different is Pyongyang speech from Seoul speech?
  • James C. Robertson, ‘North Korean cinema, 1947-1987′

BAKS Papers volume 6 (1996)

‘Nationality and Nationalism in East Asia’


  • Marilyn B. Young, ‘Splendid China: Virtual Reality’.
  • Kosaku Yoshino, ‘Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary Japan: The Role of the State and the Role of the Market’.
  • Michael Robinson, ‘Narrative Politics, Nationalism and Korean History’.
  • Peter Lowe, ‘Nationalism in East Asia, 1948-1953: British Reactions to Events in China, Korea and Japan’.
  • Hilary Chung, ‘Nationalism and Internationalism in 20th Century Chinese Literature’.
  • Susan Daruvala, ‘Nation and Locality in the Writing of Zhou Zouren’.
  • Ching May-bo, ‘The Place of Vernacular in a National Movement: Cantonese Literature in the Late Qing and Early Republic’.
  • Li Ruru, ‘Shakespeare Adaptation in China’.
  • Chen-main Wang, ‘The Chinese YMCA and the Anti-Christian Movement in the 1920s’.
  • Caroline Rose, ‘Issues in Sino-Japanese Relations in the 1980s’.
  • Morris F. Low, ‘Mapping the Japanese Empire: Colonial Science in Shanghai and Manchuria’.
  • Susan Newman, ‘Yanaihara Tadao and the Question of Nationalism and Colonialism in the Japanese Empire (1926-1945)’.
  • Noboru Koyama, ‘Marriages between Japanese and Foreigners Meiji 6 – Meiji 30 (1873-1897)’.
  • Jane Robbins, ‘Japanese Overseas Broadcasting: The Manchurian Crisis and After (1931-1937).
  • Stephen Creigh-Tyte, ‘Vocational Education and Training in the Republic of Korea: Trends and Contrasts’.
  • Alan J. K. Sanders, ‘The Ethnic and Political Borders of Mongolia and the Resurgence of Mongol Nationalism’.

BAKS Papers volume 5 (1994)

‘Korean Material Culture’


  • Keith Howard, ‘The Korean Kayakŭm: The Making of a Zither’.
  • Kikuchi Yuko, ‘Yanagi Sōetsu and Korean Crafts in the Mingei Movement’.
  • Nigel Wood, ‘Technological Parallels between Chinese Yue Wares and Korean Celadons’.
  • Lee, Insook, ‘Ancient Glass Trade in Korea’.
  • Lisa Bailey, ‘Crowning Glory: Headdresses of the Three Kingdoms Period’.
  • Gina Barnes, ‘Discoveries of Iron Armour on the Korean Peninsula’.
  • Choo, Youn-shik, ‘Objects, Sinkers, Nets, Behaviour and Subsistence: The Use of Culturally Specific and Relational Analogies in Archaeological Reasoning’.

BAKS Papers volume 4 (1993)


  • Hongkoo Lee, ‘The End of the Cold War and Prospects for Korean Unification’ – with responses by Michael Yahuda, Jin Park and Beatrice Heuser.
  • John Gittings – ‘The Secret of Kim Il Sung’.
  • Jin Park – ‘Korean Democracy in the Vortex: The Challenges of 1992’.
  • Jacqueline Yoominh Park, ‘The Ilhae Foundation: Beyond a Scandal’.
  • Yur-Bok Lee, ‘Robert Hart and Chinese Domination of Korea: A Study of Misguided Imperialism’.
  • Jin Young Moon, ‘Three Perspectives on Development – with Special Reference to the Welfare Systems of East Asian NICs’.
  • Deog-Im An, ‘The Excavation of Songgungni Shell Middens on Anmyŏn Island, Korea’.
  • Bong Won Kang, ‘Social Structure in a Megalithic Tomb Society in Korea’.

BAKS Papers volume 3 (1992)


  • Brian Bridges, ‘Korea and the Gulf Crisis’.
  • Aidan Foster-Carter, ‘Explaining Korean Development: Some Issues of Ideology and Method’.
  • Jong Soo Lee, ‘Changes in Policy Orientation and the Determinants: The Unification Policy of South Korea’.
  • Dong-Hoon Ma, ‘South Korean Television Policy and Programmes: A Question of Localism’.
  • Duk-Je Park, ‘Recent Changes in South Korean Industrial Relations’.
  • Won Chong-keun, ‘Recent Development of Labour Relations in South Korea and Their Implications for International Investors’.
  • Jung-Hoon Lee, ‘Korean-Japanese Relations: Past, Present and Future’.
  • James Huntley Grayson, ‘Reverse Syncretism and the Sacred Area of Muak-tong: The Accommodation of Korean Folk Religion to the Religious Forms of Buddhism’.
  • Jaymin Lee, ‘Is There Really Upward Mobility in the Contemporary International System? Evidence from the South Korean Trade Structure’.
  • Inok Paek-Howard, ‘That Which Once Was Dying Is Now Restored: Traditional Music, Musicians, and Agents’.
  • Song Hyejin, ‘The Acceptance of Dasheng Yayue in Koryŏ’.
  • Sarah M. Nelson, ‘Mumunt’ogiand Megalithic Monuments: A Reconsideration of the Dating’.

BAKS Papers volume 2 (1992)


  • J. E. (James E.) Hoare, ‘British Public Opinion and the Korean War: A Preliminary Look’.
  • Ian Nish, ‘John McLeavy Brown in Korea’.
  • Andrew Tank, ‘The Quality Puzzle: How Has Korean Industry Mastered Technology so Fast?’.
  • Kim Tonghwan, ‘What Can Korean International Companies Learn from Japanese Multinational Corporations?’.
  • Kevin O’Rourke, ‘The Tradition of Korean Poetry’.
  • Agnita Tenant, ‘Thomas Hardy in Korea’.

BAKS Papers volume 1 (1991)


  • Kim Kwangŏk, ‘Socio-cultural Implications of the Recent Invention of Tradition in Korea: An Overview’.
  • Werner Sasse, ‘Minjung Theology and Culture’.
  • Kim Sŭnggŭn, ‘Korean Protestantism Past and Present’.
  • James Huntley Grayson, ‘The Impact of Korean Protestant Christianity on Buddhism and the New Religions’.
  • Keith Howard, ‘Why Should Korean Shamans Be Women?’.
  • Dieter Eikemeier, ‘Korea: The Land of the Kye’.
  • Lee, Sŏngmu, ‘The Rise ofChungin and Their Characteristics’.