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Kim, Kwangmin Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Kwangmin Kim specializes in early modern China and East Asia. His research focuses on the history of empire, borderlands, and transnational relations.


  • Chinese history; East Asian history; world history; early modern history


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courses taught

  • HIST 1618 - Introduction to Chinese History to 1644
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2021
    Introduces students to the history of China from Neolithic period to Ming period (1368-1644). Investigates the social patterns, gender relations, economic structure, intellectual trends, and political developments of China. Pays special attention to China's long-standing interaction with the rest of the world, which played a crucial role in the historical development of Chinese society. Approved for GT-HI1.
  • HIST 1800 - Introduction to Global History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    The first cornerstone course for history majors applies a broad perspective to the global past in order to illuminate how common historical patterns and processes, as well as unique elements, shaped the human experience. Using a thematic approach, all topical variations of this course highlight cross-cultural interactions among societies, and, when relevant, how historical processes that began centuries ago still impact the contemporary world. Topics will vary by section. Department enforced prerequisite: 3 hours of any history coursework.
  • HIST 3800 - Seminar in Global History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Organized around themes that change year to year, this seminar allows students to explore and research processes, phenomena, and events of global significance in historical context. Stress will be upon subjects that span multiple world areas. Possible topics include: the international arms trade; slavery; health and disease; youth culture; women's rights; genocide. See department for current theme. Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 4618 - Early Modern China: From Genghis Khan to the Opium War
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2021
    Examines political, social, and cultural history of China from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to the opium War (1839-1842). Topics covered include the development of imperial political institution and gentry society, Conquest Dynasties, Neo-Confucianism, China's medieval economic revolution, Chinese world order in East Asia, Qing multiethnic empire, Chinese overseas migration, and the coming of the West. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1618 or HIST 1628 or CHIN 1012.
  • HIST 5000 - Historical Methods: Introduction to the Professional Study of History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Introduces purposes, materials, and techniques of historical scholarship. Theory, practice, and criticism.
  • HIST 6109 - Readings in Asian History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Explores a specific theme in Asian History in depth. Topic may vary each semester. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours proved the topic varies.
  • HIST 6940 - Master's Degree Candidate
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019


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