Ki-baik Lee

Ki-baik Lee[1][2] (1924–2004) was a leading South Korean historian. He was born in Jeongju-gun, in North Pyeongan province in what is today North Korea. He graduated from the Osan School in 1941, attending Waseda University in Tokyo but ultimately graduating from Seoul National University in 1947.

Ki-baik Lee
Revised RomanizationI Gi-baek
McCune–ReischauerYi Ki-baek

Lee's most noted work was the New History of Korea (Kuksa Sillon, to echo Shin Chaeho's 1908 Doksa Sillon), first published in 1967 and revised thereafter. New history of korea is now published again by Ki-baik Lee now the Professor of History, Sogang University, Seoul with help of Edward W. Wagner is Professor of Korean Studies at Harvard University.[3]


  • 한국사신론(韓國史新論)[4] ISBN 9788933700501
  • A New History of Korea (English translation)

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