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Dr. Kyungho Song is a Post-doctoral Researcher of the BK21 FOUR, Yonsei University. He is also a researcher in the Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies since 2020. He completed his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. at the Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University.
Song is interested in the conceptual history of human rights, especially in nineteenth-century East Asia including Korea, Japan, and China. His research interests fall into the following keywords: human rights, global justice, intellectual history, environment, politics of technology, East Asia, North Korea.
The title of his Ph.D. is "Introducing human rights in the 19th century East Asia and the paradox of Kato Hiroyuki's idea of heaven-endowed human rights: focusing on his "Change of Idea" from human rights to positive rights."And that of M.A. thesis is "Universal human rights and the limits of humanitarian intervention: for and against John Rawls's The law of peoples" (2009).
Song (co-)published research articles such as "The Subjects of Deliberative Democracy : Representatives, Committees, and Civil Society" (2006), "Gyeonggukdaejeon and Rule of Li in Confucian State Joseon: Focusing on the Codification Process of Li" (2007), "China and Contemporary Korean Nationalism: Reflecting on China' s Northeast Project" (2012), "Rethinking the Images of Human Rights Violating Asia: In the Light of John Rawls’ the Law of Peoples" (2013), "Theoretical Discussion on North Korea’s Sudden Change" (2016), "How Did “Security” Become “Anbo”?: Focusing on Its Transmission Process As “Anjeon”, “Anjeonbojang”, and “Anbo”" (2020), "Matching and Mismatching of Green Jobs: A Big Data Analysis of Job Recruiting and Searching" (2021), "The Conceptual History of Minshushugi (Democracy) as a Modern Basic Concept : Focusing on the Process of Establishment and Generalization of the Japanese Word for Democracy in Modern Japan" (2021), "COVID-19 and Korean Nationalisms: Big Data Analysis of 'Gukbbong' YouTube Channels" (2021).
He also (co-)translated books into Korean - Will Kymlicka's Multicultural Citizenship (2010), Douglas Howland's Translating the West (2021), and Fukuzawa Yukichi's Seiyojijyo (2021).