Do-Hyun Han

Dean for Research and Professor of sociology
Academy of Korean Studies

Do-Hyun Han is Dean for Research and Professor of sociology at the Academy of Korean Studies. He is member of the Editorial Board of Korean Histories (Leiden University), member of the Advisory Committee for Global Saemaul Movement of the Korean Ministry of the Interior and member of the Expert Committee for Global Saemaul Movement,KOICA. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Seoul National University in 1992. He was Director for the Jangseogak Archives (Royal Library of Chosun Dynasty) at the Academy of Korean Studies. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University (1995, 2001, and 2006), Graduate Institute Geneva and Bologna University (2015), Stanley Junior Fellow (1994) and Oberman Fellow(2004) at the University of Iowa, Visiting Scholar at East China Normal University. His research interests include community development, social history, and the comparative study of community traditions of Korea, China and Vietnam. He has led a three year international research on community traditions of Korea, China, and Vietnam and has been involved in Korea’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) program of rural community development. The countries he worked and consulted are Myanmar, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Senegal, South Africa. He has given lectures on Community Development at the World Bank Institute, Asian Development Bank, KOICA, OECD, Korea Development Institute, Seoul National University, Shandong University, etc. His major publications include: Corporate Citizenship and the Civic Community; Religion and the Civic Community; Voluntary Local Association and the Civic Community; Local Voluntary Associations and the Civic Community; Grassroots Leaders and Civic Community; etc. His publications on Saemaul Undong are : “The Experience of Village Leaders During the Saemaul Movement in the 1970s: Focusing on the Lives of the Male Leaders”, “President Park Chung Hee and the Saemaul Undong”, “The Successful Cases of the Korea’s Saemaul Undong (New Community Movement), “Village Leaders and Their Community Activities”, etc. He has published The Sourcebook of Korea’s Saemaul Movement (in English, 2014).

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