Carl F. Young

- Associate Professor

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PhD, University of London, 2004
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84910
Email: cyoung73@uwo.ca
Office: Lawson Hall 2225
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm


Research Interests

Carl Young's research interests focus on religious social movements, nationalism, and imperialism in modern Asia, centering especially on Korea and Japan. He also has a strong interest in comparative world history and cross-cultural interaction between different world regions, focusing on Asia as a case study. His previous research has dealt with a comparison of South Korean minjung (popular) theology and Latin American liberation theology in the 1970's and 1980's and an investigation of the Tonghak (Eastern Learning) and Ch'ôndogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way) movements in Korea between 1895 and 1910. His teaching interests include East and Southeast Asian history, and the history of religion, nationalism, imperialism, and international relations in Asia.


Selected Publications

Books

  • Eastern Learning and the Heavenly Way: The Tonghak and Ch'ondogyo Movements and the Twilight of Korean Independence (Honolulu:  University of Hawaii Press, 2014)

Book Chapters

  • "The 1894 Tonghak Rebellion" in Michael Seth (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History (Routledge, 2016)

Guest Editor

  • Guest editor for a special issue on "North Korea and Religion" for the Journal of Korean Religions, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Oct.2013)

Journal Articles

  • "Into the Sunset:  Ch'ondogyo in North Korea, 1945-1950", Journal of Korean Religions, Vol. 4, No.2, (Oct 2013), p. 51-66

  • "Embracing Modernity: Organisational and Ritual Reform in Ch'ôndogyo, 1905-1910", Asian Studies Review (Asian Studies Association of Australia), Vol. 29 (March 2005) p. 47-59.
  • "Tonghak in the Aftermath of the Tonghak rebellion: 1895-1901," Papers of the British Association of Korean Studies, Vol. 8 (2003) p. 67-84.
  • "Tonghak and Son Pyông-hui's Early Leadership: 1899-1904" Review of Korean Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Summer 2002) p. 63-83.