Professor James B Lewis

Professor James B Lewis

Professor James B Lewis is Associate Professor of Korean History at the University of Oxford. His courses include an introduction to Korean history, Korean history through classical texts and methods in Koreanology. His particular research interests are the cultural, economic and social histories of premodern Korea and the history of Korean-Japanese relations prior to 1850. Editor, author and co-author of many books about the history of Korea, Professor Lewis is currently preparing a monograph on the economic history of Korea from 1400-1900 and translating the Korin Teise, an early 18th Century Japanese view of Korea and diplomatic relations with the Joseon Dynasty.

Positions: 
  • Associate Professor of Korean History
University: 
University of Oxford