Euy Suk Kwon

Euy Suk Kwon

Email: eskwon1@sheffield.ac.uk
Twitter: @ES_Kwon
Instagram: es_kwon

Thesis Title: Anglo-Korean Relations in the Period of the Korean Empire, 1895-1905
Academic Supervisor: Dr. Seung-Young Kim

Academic Background

BA in Asian History, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
MSc in Theory and History of International Relations, London School of Economic, London, UK

Research Project

Thesis Title: Anglo-Korean Relations in the Period of the Korean Empire, 1895-1905
Academic Supervisor: Dr. Seung-Young Kim

The research aims to demonstrate how Anglo-Korean relations evolved between 1895, when Korea officially ended its tribute relations with China, and 1905, when Korea became a Japanese protectorate. Britain, one of the most influential European powers in Northeast Asia, was interested in the independence and integrity of Korea. My research intends to demonstrate how Britain’s Korea policy was changed by regional events and what efforts Korea made to gain British support during Russo-Japanese rivalry over the Korean peninsula threatened its independence.

Research Activity

Conference presentations

  • ‘Anglo-Korean Relations in the Chaotic Period after the First Sino-Japanese War, 1895-1896’
    (The 12th Korean Studies Graduate Students Conference, Malaga, Spain, September 2015)
  • ‘Anlgo-Korean Relations after the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, 1895-1898’
    (The 4th Korea University Graduate Student Conference, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016)
  • ‘A Neglected Voice: Britain’s Response to the Question of Korean Independence, 1903-1905’
    (The 4th AAS-in-Asia Conference, Seoul, South Korea, June 2017)

Funding and Awards

BAKS Bursary 2015-2016