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Dongyoun Hwang, PhD

Professor of Asian Studies

Phone: 949-480-4031

Fax: 949-480-4264


Faculty - Full-Time


  • Ph.D., in History, Modern China, Duke University
  • M.A., in East Asian History, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  • B.A., in History, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Positions Held

  • At SUA since 2000
  • 1999 - 2000, Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History, History Dept., Duke University
  • 1998 - 1999, Instructor History Dept., Duke University
  • 1991 - 1992, Instructor, Kyungwon College (South Korea)

Research Interests

  • Radicalism and Nationalism in Twentieth Century Eastern Asia
  • The Guomindang Leftists in the 1920s
  • Wartime Collaboration in China during the Pacific War

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • Anarchism in Korea: Independence, Transnationalism, and the Question of National Development, 1919-1984 (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 2016)
  • Saeroun Gwageo Madeulgi: Gweonyeok Sigak Gwa Dongbu Asia Yeaoksa Jaeguseong (Making a New Past: A Reconstruction of Eastern Asian History from Regional Perspective) (Seoul: Hye’an Publishing, 2013) (in Korean)
  • “The Politics of China Studies in South Korea: A Critical Examination of South Korean Studies of Modern Chinese History since 1945,” Journal of Modern Chinese History vol.6, no. 2 (December 2012), pp. 256-276
  • “The May Fourth Movement in Regional Perspective,” Asia Munhwa Yeon’gu (Asian Cultural Studies) Vol. 22 (June 2011), pp. 221-259. (in Korean)
  • “Korean Anarchism before 1945: A Regional and Transnational Approach” in Anarchism andSyndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution, edited by Steven Hirsch and Lucien van der Walt (Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 95-129..
  • "Güney Kore'nin Minjung ve Minjung Hareketi (South Korea's Minjung and Minjung Movement)" in Y. Doğan Çetinkaya ed., Toplumsal Hareketler: Tarih, Teori ve Deneyim (Social Movements: History, Theory, Experiences) ( Istanbul: lletisim Yayinlari, 2008), pp. 337-363. (in Turkish).
  • "Zhou Fohai's Diary and the Problems of Collaboration in China during the Anti-Japanese War, 1937-1945," Cogito, vol. 62 (August 2007), pp. 181-215.* (in Korean)
  • "Beyond Independence: The Korean Anarchist Press in China and Japan in the 1920s and 1930s," Asian Studies Review, Vol. 31 (March, 2007), pp. 1-21.
  • "Wartime Collaboration in Question: An Examination of the Postwar Trials of the Chinese Collaborators," Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, vol. 6, no. 1, May, 2005, pp. 75-97. 
  • "Some Reflections on Wartime Collaboration in China: Wang Jingwei and His Group in Hanoi,"  Working Papers in Asian/Pacific Studies,  Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University, 1998

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Ideas of East and West
  • Modern China: Roots of Revolution
  • The Emergence of Modern Japan
  • Third World and the West
  • Introduction to the Pacific Basin
  • East Asia: A Historical Survey
  • History of East Asian-American Relations
  • Modern China in Literature and Film
  • Radicalism in Eastern Asia 
  • Women in East Asia

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Field Research Fellowship, the Korea Foundation, 2014 
  • Research Grant (with Professors Moon-Sang Chung, Byung-Soo Oh, Kyung-Ran Jo, and Jin-A Jung) on “A Critical Examination of Mutual Perceptions between Korea, China and Japan during the Cold War Era” from the Northeast Asian History Foundation (Korea), 2010
  • Field Research Fellowship, The Korea Foundation, 2008 
  • Research Travel Grant, NEAC, Association for Asian Studies, 2004
  • Janet B. Chiang Research Grant, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University,1998-99