James Lewis

Jay Lewis

Associate Professor of Korean History
Faculty of Oriental Studies

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As a specialist on Northeast Asia (ca. 1400 to 1850), Dr Jay Lewis research the histories of both Korea and Japan and teach for undergraduate and graduate degrees in Korean and Japanese.

Lewis' interests range across regional interaction (trade, diplomacy, and war) and comparative national histories (economy, identity, and statecraft) and link to concerns of world history (environment, epidemiology, urbanisation, development, and global trade). He is currently completing the editing of a volume of translated papers on the Japanese invasion of Korea (1590s) and beginning a monograph on the economic history of Korea (1400-1900).