On Comparative Asian Studies and New Asian Studies

  • Date: November 17th, Tuesday, 2020 10:00 – 12:00
  • Location: Samick Hall, SNUAC (Bldg. 101)

Speaker: Hojae Jeong (National University of Singapore)

The National University of Singapore launched its Ph.D. program in Comparative Asian Studies in 2014. We are inviting the program’s Ph.D. candidate for a discussion on comparative regional studies, Asianism, and the agenda of the dissertation he is preparing.

Hojae Jeong graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Korea University and worked as a journalist at DongA Ilbo. As he surveyed Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia, he met major figures such as Thaksin of Thailand, Mahathir of Malaysia, and Sam Rainsy of Cambodia. He has translated works such as Thaksin: The Business of Politics in Thailand and A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and published a monograph, The Asian Era Comes Like K-Pop (2020). He continues his research between Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar.