Gi-Wook Shin is the Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; the Tong Yang, Korea Foundation, and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies; the founding director of the Korean Studies Program; a senior fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and a Professor of Sociology, all at Stanford University. As a historical-comparative and political sociologist, his research has concentrated on social movements, nationalism, development, and international relations.
Comparative and Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Movements; Political Economy and International Relations of East Asia; and Korean Society and Politics.
Dr. Shin is the director of the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also the founding director of Korean Studies Program at Stanford and served as editor of the Journal of Korean Studies, a premier journal in the field of Korean studies, for five years.
- One Alliance, Two Lenses: U.S.-Korea Relations in a New Era. Forthcoming from Stanford University Press.
- Cross-Currents: Regionalism and Nationalism in Northeast Asia (edited with Daniel Sneider). The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford Univeristy, 2007.
- Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: Genealogy, Politics, and Legacy. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006.
- Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia: Korean Experiences in Regional Perspective. (edited with Soon-Won Park, and Daqing Yang). Routledge, 2006.
- North Korea: 2005 and Beyond. (edited with Philip W. Yun). The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford Univeristy, 2006.
- Contentious Kwangju: The May 18 Uprising in Korea’s Past and Present. (edited with Kyung Moon Hwang). Roman and Littlefield, 2003.
- Colonial Modernity in Korea. (edited with Michael Robinson). Harvard University Asia Center, 1999.
- Peasant Protest and Social Change in Colonial Korea. University of Washington Press, 1996.
Recent Papers and Book Chapters:
- “Paradox or Paradigm?: Making Sense of Korean Experience” (with Joon-Nak Choi), pp. 250-72 in YS Chang ed., Korea Confronts Globalization. London: Routledge. (2008).
- “Social Conflict and Regime Formation: A Comparative Study of South Korea nad Costa Rica” (with Gary Hytrek). International Sociology 17.4: 459-80.
- "Agrarian Conflict and the Origins of Korean Capitalism." American Journal of Sociology. 103 (1998).