Carter Eckert

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Carter J. Eckert is an American academic and author and the SBS Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University.[1]

Early life and educationEdit

Eckert was born in Chicago, Illinois.[2] He attended Lawrence University, where he studied Western ancient and medieval history.[2] Eckert then undertook graduate studies, earning a Master of Arts in 1968.[3]

After graduating from Harvard, Eckert worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea.[2] He later returned to the United States to undertake doctoral study in Korean and Japanese history at the University of Washington.[2]


Eckert joined Harvard University in 1985.[4]

In 2004, Eckert was named the first SBS Yoon Se Young Professor. The Yoon Se Young Professorship was established in honor of Yoon Se Young, the chairman of the Seoul Broadcasting System.[5][6]

Eckert has consulted for the U.S. Department of State on North Korean matters.[4]

Selected worksEdit

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Carter Eckert, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 8 works in 10+ publications in 5 languages and 1,000+ library holdings.[7]

  • Korea, old and new: a history (1990)
  • Offspring of Empire: The Koch'ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945 (1991); Nihon Teikoku no mōshigo: Kōshō no Kin ichizoku to Kankoku shihon shugi no shokuminchi kigen 1876-1945 (日本帝国の申し子: 高敞の金一族と韓国資本主義の植民地起源 1876-1945) (2004). Winner John K. Fairbank Prize
  • Hanʼguk kŭndaehwa, kijŏk ŭi kwajŏng (한국근대화) Modernization of the Republic of Korea: a Miraculous Achievement (2005)
  • Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866–1945 (2016)



  1. ^ "SBS chairman's resignation raises questions". The Korea Times.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Korean Institute Profile: Carter J. Eckert — Harvard University
  3. ^ "Foreign Affairs". Harvard Magazine.
  4. ^ a b "International and Domestic Cooperation to Foster Korean Studies Abroad and to Promote Truthful Korean History". October 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Eckert named Yoon Se Young Professor". The Harvard Gazette. October 7, 2004.
  6. ^ "SBS chairman's resignation raises questions". The Korea Times.
  7. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived December 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine: Eckert, Carter J.
  8. ^ John Whitney Hall Book Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, list

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