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International Scholar: Lee Jung

LEE Jung is an assistant professor at the Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University. She is preparing a book based on her dissertation (Seoul National University, 2013), tentatively entitled “Rooted Plants, Connected Modernities: Botanizing in Japanese Colonial Korea (1910-1945).” It discusses the politically charged, locally rooted yet globally connected processes of globalizing modern botanies by examining how new knowledge practitioners in Japan and its colony Korea had made themselves new scientific elites in their societies by actively promoting “Western” modern botanies. She hopes to better articulate the process of modernization and the characteristics of modern knowledge practice by furthering her work into pre‐modern and post‐colonial East Asia.

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