Editor in Chief – Dr James Lewis

Associate Professor of Korean History, Fellow of Wolfson College
Oriental Institute, University of Oxford

James B. Lewis is the Associate Professor of Korean History in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, and has been teaching Korean history there since 1994. He was educated at the University of the South, Kansai Gaidai University, Yonsei University, Kyūshū University, and the University of Hawai’i. He publishes on pre-modern Korea and specialises in Korean-Japanese relations and the economic history of pre-modern Korea, although he also has an interest in broader cultural questions as they relate to the East Asian region and world history. Recent publications include The East Asian War, 1592-1598 (editor, Routledge, 2015); ‘Toward an Anthropometric History of Chosŏn Dynasty Korea, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century’, The Journal of the Historical Society (2013); ‘The biological standard of living in pre-Modern Korea: Determinants of height of militia recruits during the Chosŏn dynasty’, Economics and Human Biology (2017); ‘Korean Expansion and Decline from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century’, The Journal of Economic History (2008); ‘Korean Double-Entry Merchant Accounts from Kaesŏng City (1786-1892)’ Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (2013); and Korea’s Premier Collection of Classical Literature: Selections from Sŏ Kŏjŏng’s (1420-1488) Tongmunsŏn, University of Hawai’i Press (2019). He is immediate past President of the Association for Korean Studies in Europe and immediate past President of the British Association for Korean Studies.

For further information, please refer to https://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/people/james-b-lewis

Managing Editor – Dr Robert Winstanley-Chesters

University of Leeds, Bath Spa University and Wolfson College, University of Oxford
r.winstanley-chesters@leeds.ac.uk | www.robertwinstanleychesters.com | twitter: @rwinstanleyc

Robert Winstanley-Chesters is a geographer, Lecturer at the University of Leeds, Bath Spa University and a Member of Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Robert was formerly a Research Fellow at Australian National University and a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Cambridge University (Beyond the Korean War). Robert obtained his doctorate from the University of Leeds with a thesis later published as “Environment, Politics and Ideology in North Korea” in 2014. Robert’s second monograph ‘Vibrant Matters(s): Fish, Fishing and Community in North Korea and her Neighbours’  was published in December 2019 by Springer. His third “New Goddess of Mount Paektu: Myth and Transformation in North Korean Landscapes” was published in June 2020 and is available from Amazon’s KDP platform. Robert has published in a wide variety of peer reviewed academic journals including: North Korean Review, Capitalism Nature Socialism, the Extractive Industries and Society, Asian Cultural Studies and Asian Perspective. Robert is currently researching the geographies of Manchukuo and colonial Korea, fishing and animal/creaturely geographies in North Korea and the colonial mineralogical and forest inheritances of the Korean peninsula.

Robert Winstanley-Chesters Amazon authors page: https://tinyurl.com/yyawtj67