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Professor Dr Martina Deuchler FBA

About this Fellow

Founding Member of Association of Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE)

BA Leiden University, 1957
PhD in History and East Asian Languages, Harvard, 1967
Research in Korea: 1967-69, 1973-75

Awards and Prizes:
1993: Wiam Chang Chi-yon Memorial Award for Korean Studies
1995: Order of Cultural Merit (Eungwan), Republic of Korea
2001: George L. Paik Scholarship Award, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
2008: First Korea Foundation Award for Contribution to Korean Studies
2009: AAS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Asian Studies



Current post

  • Emerita Professor of Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer of Korean Studies, University of Zurich, 1975 - 1988
  • Senior Lecturer of Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London, 1988 - 1991
  • Professor of Korean Studies, SOAS, University of London, 1991 - 2001


Under the Ancestors' Eyes: Kinship, Status, and Locality in Premodern Korea Harvard Asia Center (Spring 2015)


The Confucian Transformation of Korea (1992) - Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 36, Harvard University


Confucian Gentlemen and Barbarian Envoys: The Opening of Korea, 1875-1885 (1977) - \ University of Washington Press


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Professor David Mosse

Historical anthropology of religion, social-political systems and livelihoods, especially with reference to Indian caste inequality and activism, religious pluralism (Hindu and Christian) and common property resources; the anthropology of knowledge, institutions and international development.

Professor Henrietta Harrison

The social and cultural history of China from the Qing through to the present, especially rural north China, links between transnational and local history, religion, diplomacy and revolution

Professor Gavin Flood

Hindu religious literature in the Middle Ages (post-Gupta period); comparative religion, with particular reference to Hinduism and Christianity; philosophical phenomenology and hermeneutics

Professor Yutaka Yoshida

The philological and historical studies of Sogdian and other Middle Iranian texts unearthed from the area along the ancient Silk Roads