2017 Making Gangnam, Following Gangnam: Speculative Urbanization and the Birth of Speculation-oriented Urban Middle Class in South Korea (in Korean). Seoul: Dongneoyk (co-edited with Jin-Tae Hwang)
2017 Special Zones: State Territoriality and Spaces of Exception in East Asia (in Korean). Seoul: Alt (co-edited with Seung-Ook Lee, Sung Chan Cho)
2014 The Birth of Industrial Landscapes in Korea: A Multi-scalar Understanding of the Industrial Complex Development in the Era of State-led Developmentalism (in Korean). Seoul: Alt (co-edited with Se-Hoon Chang, Dong-Wan Gimm)
2014 Enforced Nuclear Energy Production and the Birth of Riskscapes in Korea (in Korean). Seoul: Alt (co-edited with Sanghun Lee, Bo-A Lee and Jeong-Pil Lee)
2013 State and Localities: Seeing Regions in Korea from a Multi-scalar Perspective (in Korean). Seoul: Alt (co-edited with Dong-Wan Gimm)
2012 Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States. Oxford: Blackwell (co-edited with Richard C. Hill and Asato Saito)
Refereed Published Papers:
2017, “New Spatial Readings of the State”, Territory, Politics, Governance 5(1): 1-4.
2016, “Zoning as a Space of Compromise and Experimentation: The Case Study of Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone” (in Korean), Journal of the Economic Geographical Society of Korea 19(2): 173-188 (co-authored with Jinn-yuh Hsu)
2016, “State Rescaling and Zoning Strategies in Japan since the 2000s” (in Korean), Space and Environment 26(2): 10-43 (co-authored with Eun-Hye Kim)
2016, “Gangnam-ization and Korean Urban Ideology” (in Korean), Journal of Korean Organization of Regional Geographical Research 22(2): 287-306 (co-authored with Jin-bum Jang)
2015, “Fixity-Mobility Dialectics and Economic Changes of Kinmen” (in Korean), Journal of Cultural and Historical Geography 27(2): 79-102 (co-authored with Min-Hwan Kim)
2014, “Relations between the State and the Local in the Construction of Masan Export Processing Zone” (in Korean), Journal of the Korean Geographical Society 49(2): 113-138 (co-authored with Young Jin Choi)
2014, “A Study on the Multi-scalar Processes of Gumi Industrial Complex Development, 1969-1973” (in Korean), Journal of the Economic Geographical Society of Korea 17(1): 1-27 (co-authored with Jin-Tae Hwang)
2013, “How to See State Rescaling in Non-Western Contexts”, International Journal of Urban Regional Research 37(4): 1115-22.
2013, “Seeing the State-nature Relation in South Korea from the Perspective of Political Ecology” (in Korean), Journal of the Korean Geographical Society 48(3): 348-365 (co-authored with Jin-Tae Hwang)
2013, “Searching for an Educational Solution to Territorial Conflicts in East Asia: From Territory Education to an Alternative Education on East Asian Geography” (in Korean), Space and Environment No. 44: 163-198.
2013, “Looking for More Space-sensitive Korean Studies”, Korean Social Sciences Review 3(2): 157-193.
2012, “The Role of the State in Global City Formation: A Case Study on Singapore’s Global City Strategies” (in Korean), Seoul Studies 27: 73-95. (with Jin-Tae Hwang)
2012, “Regional Policies and State Spaces in South Korea” (in Korean), Memory and Vision 27: 81-130.
2012, “Inter-scalar Territorial Tensions and Rescaling of the East Asian Developmental State: Center-Local Tensions and the Politics of Decentralization in South Korea” (in Japanese), Annals of Regional and Community Studies 24: 21-54.
2012, “Looking for More Space-sensitive Korean Studies” (in Korean), Journal of the Korean Geographical Society 47(1): 37-59.
2011, “Territorial Politics and the Rise of a Construction-oriented State in South Korea”, Korean Social Sciences Review 1(1): 185-220.
2010, “Place Marketing and Territorialization of Place: A Critique of the Essentialist Notion of Place” (in Korean), Journal of the Economic Geographical Society of Korea 13(3): 498-513.
2010, “Regional Impacts on the Adaptation of Foreign Professional Migrants to the Korean Society” (in Korean), Journal of the Economic Geographical Society of Korea 13(1): 89-110.
2009, “Spatial Conceptualization of Transnational Migration: Focusing on Place, Territory, Networks and Scale” (in Korean), Journal of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers 15(5): 616-634.
2009, “Territorial Politics and the Rise of Construction-oriented State in South Korea” (in Korean), Space and Environment No. 31: 49-87.
2008, “Failed Internationalism and Social Movement Decline: The Cases of South Korea and Thailand”, Critical Asian Studies 40(3) (with Jim Glassman and Young-Jin Choi)
2008, “Uneven Development, Inter-scalar Tensions, and the Politics of Decentralization in South Korea”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 32(1): 40-59
2007, “Imaginative Construction of a Global City as a Strategy for the Growth of Knowledge-based Economies: A Critical Evaluation of the Place-marketing in Singapore”, Journal of the Korean Geographical Society 42(2): 212-226
2006, “Spatiality of Neo-liberalization in the Asian Developmental States: A Comparative Study on the Spatially Selective Liberalization in South Korea and Malaysia” (in Korean), Space and Environment No. 25
2005, “A Study on the Impacts of Local Politics on Economic Globalization” (in Korean), Space and Environment No. 23: 10-45
2005, “The Territorial Politics of Regulation under State Capitalism: Regional Parties and the Politics of Local Economic Development in South Korea”, Space and Polity 9(3): 237-260
2005, “Globalization and Local Political Economy: The Multi-scalar Approach”, Global Economic Review 34(4): 397-414
2005, “Spatially Selective Liberalization and Graduated Sovereignty: Politics of Neo-Liberalism and “Special Economic Zones” in South Korea” Political Geography 24(7): 850-873
2005, “Editorial: Asian sovereigntyscapes” Political Geography 24(7): 779-783 (with James D. Sidaway and Carl Grundy-Warr)
2005, “Multi-scalar Processes of Global City Formation: ‘Spatially Selective Globalization’ and the Construction of a Global City in Kuala Lumpur” (in Korean) Journal of Geography 45, 347-373
2004, “Globalization and the Politics of ‘Forgetting’: A Study on a Foreign Immigrant Community in Wongok-dong, Ansan” (in Korean) Journal of Korean Organization of Regional Geographical Research 10(4), 800-823 (with Keun Hwa Jung)
2004, “Translating political geographies” Political Geography 23, 1037-1049 (with Sidaway, J. D., Bunnell, T., Grundy-Warr, C. E. R., Robina, M., and Asato, S.)
2003, “Territorialized party politics and the politics of local economic development: State-led industrialization and political regionalism in South Korea” Political Geography 22, 811-839
2003, “Politics of Scale and the Globalization of the Korean Automobile Industry” Economic Geography 79(2): 173-194
2002, “The Production of Scale and the Politics of Globalization” Journal of the Korean Association for Space and Environment Research 3(1), 17-28 (in Korean),
2001, “Labor Regulation and Economic Change: A View on the Korean Economic Crisis” Geoforum 32(1), 61-75
1998, “Where Do Tigers Sleep at Night?: The State Role in Housing Policy in South Korea and Singapore” Economic Geography 74(3), 272-288
1993, “Local Labor Markets of the Printing Industry in Seoul” Journal of Geography, No.22, 57-76 (in Korean).
2012, “Social Movements and the Geographies of Economic Activities in South Korea”, in Travor J. Barnes, Jamie Peck, and Eric Sheppard (eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, Wiley-Blackwell.
2008, “Globalization and the Politics of Local Economic Development: Constructing a Singapore in South Korea”, in Jang-Sup Shin and Ha-Joon Chang (eds.), Global Challenges and Local Responses: The East Asian Experiences, Routledge.
2006, “Cities and Politics”, in In Kim and Soo-Jin Park (eds.), Urban Geography and Urbanology, Purunkil, Seoul, 156-175 (in Korean)
1992, “Capitalist Development and Transportation Problems in Korea” in The Association of Academic Organizations (ed.), Democratic Reform of Korean Society and Policy Alternatives, Yeoksa Pipyongsa, Seoul, 297-345 (in Korean) (with Kang, Hyeon-Soo and Kim, Soo-Hyeon).
Grant and Awards:
SSK (Social Science Korea) Research Grant (US$ 418,000 per year), National Research Foundation of Korea: Sep. 2017 ~ Aug. 2021
SSK (Social Science Korea) Research Grant (US$ 220,000 per year), National Research Foundation of Korea: Sep. 2014 ~ Aug. 2017
SSK (Social Science Korea) Research Grant (US$ 100,000 per year), National Research Foundation of Korea: Sep. 2011 ~ Aug. 2014
Research Support Scheme for Newly Hired Faculty Members (US$10,000), Seoul National University
FASS Research Support Scheme (S$4,000), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, June 2004.
FASS Research Support Scheme (S$5,000), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, October 2002.
NUS Academic Research Fund (S$15,000), National University of Singapore, March 2002
Miller Award, Department of Geography, Ohio State University, May 2001
Huntington Award, Department of Geography, Ohio State University, May 1998
Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, Ohio State University, May 1998
Graduate Student International Research Travel Grant, Ohio State University, May 1998
Steering Committee: East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geographies, 2001-present
Association of American Geographers, 1995-present
The Korean Geographical Society, 1991-present
The Korean Association of Space and Environment Research, 1989-present
Economic Geographical Society of Korea, 2007-present
Co-editor: Territory, Politics, Governance, 2012-present
Editorial Board: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 2009-present
Editorial Board: Political Geography, 2006-present
Editorial Board: Space and Society (A Korean journal on critical urban and regional studies), 2005-present