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Lim, Sungyun A. Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • history of colonial Korea, Japanese colonial legal policy, history of women and family in Korea and Japan, law and gender



courses taught

  • HIST 1708 - Introduction to Japanese History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    A broad interdisciplinary survey of the history of Japan from earliest times to the 20th century. Explores the development of political institutions, social structures, cultural and religious life, economic development, and foreign relations in an historical perspective.
  • HIST 3110 - Honors Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Practical historiography for students who wish to write a senior honors thesis. Emphasizes choice of topic, critical methods, research, organization, argumentation, and writing. Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 4619 - Women in East Asian History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Considers major issues in the history of women in East Asia (China, Korea, Japan) in the 17th through 20th centuries. Focuses on gender roles in Asian family, state, and cultural systems. Topic varies in any given semester. Same as WGST 4619 and HIST 5619.
  • HIST 4728 - Modern Japanese History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Begins with early modern Japan, proceeds through the era of rapid modernization after the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century, and concludes with Japan's gradual descent into prolonged war, first with China and then in the Pacific. Same as HIST 5728.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)