Taejin Hwang, Ph.D.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Universität Tübingen
Abteilung für Koreanistik

Wilhelmstr. 133, Raum 60

 +49-7071-29 72705
Fax: +49-7071-29 5734



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Taejin Hwang received her Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research and teaching interests lie in Modern Korea, US and the World, Cold War, and Migration and Diaspora. Her current book project examines the formation of American military camps and their camptowns in Cold War Korea as well as the transpacific migration of mixed-race “Amerasians.” Prior to coming to Korean Studies at Tübingen University, she taught International and Korean Studies at Yonsei University and Korea University in Seoul, Korea, and American Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA.

Dr. Hwang is on research leave for 2018 Spring/Summer Semester.

Academic Profile

PhD in History

University of California at Berkeley

MA in History

University of California at Berkeley

BA, Dual Degree in History and American Ethnic Studies

Colorado College

Courses Taught

  • Pre-Modern History of Korea
  • Early Modern Korean History: From "Opening" to Liberation, 1860-1945
  • Gendering Modernity in Korea
  • Modern Korean History and Society since 1945
  • The Cold War and South Korea's Modernity
  • History of Korea-US Relations
  • American Cold War in Asia
  • Global American Studies
  • Development in Theory and History
  • Immigrant America


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Militarized Landscapes of Yongsan: From Japanese Imperial to 'Little America' in Early Cold War Korea." Korea Journal 58, no. 1 (March 2018): 121-149.
  • “The ‘Amerasian’ Knot: Transpacific Crossings of ‘GI Babies’ from Korea to the United States.” In Race and Racism in Modern East Asia: Interactions, Nationalism, Gender and Lineage. Eds. Rotem Kowner and Walter Demel. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2015: 503-526.
  • “An Indispensable Edge: American Military Camptowns in Postwar Korea, 1954-1971.” In Mobile Subjects: Boundaries and Identities in Modern Korean Diaspora. Edited by Wen-hsin Yeh. UC Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies Publications, 2013: 88-121.
  • “Our Children of the Enemy: The Amerasian Homecoming Act of 1987 and Bringing ‘Home’ Vietnamese Amerasians.” American Studies Association of Korea’s Journal of American Studies 45, no. 1 (May 2013): 245-266.


  • Under My Skin: HITE Collection Exhibition, curated by Sunghui Lee. Translated by Taejin Hwang, Alice S. Kim, Sylbee Kim, Joel E. McKee. Seoul: HITE Foundation, 2016.
  • Out of the Ordinary: Award Winning Works by Young Korean Architects, curated by Hyungmin Pai. Translated by Taejin Hwang and Alice Kim. Copenhagen: The Architectural Publisher B, 2015.