Faculty and Staff

Joanne Miyang Cho

Professor • Department of History

Joanne Miyang CHO is a Professor at the History Department. She specializes in Asian-German Studies and modern German history. She has editedTransnational Encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900 (Routledge, 2018); German-East Asian Encounters and Entanglements since 1945 (Routledge, forthcoming, 2021); and Sino-German Encounters and Entanglements, 1890-1950 (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming, 2021). The following edited volumes are nearing completion: The German-East Asian Screen in the 20th and 21st Centuries (under contract with Routledge) and German-East Asian Musical Entanglements since 1900 (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan).

She has co-edited the following five volumes: Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India (Routledge, 2014); Germany and China: Transcultural Encounters since 1800 (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014); Transcultural Encounters between Germany and Japan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia: Transnational Perspectives, 1800-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). In addition, she has published several book chapters and articles in Asian German Studies and on the politics of civilization within the work of a number of twentieth-century German intellectuals. She is currently working on German-Jewish refugees in Shanghai and Karl Jaspers’ Global History of Humankind.

Prof. Cho has received several fellowships, including the Fulbright Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for History, the Leibniz Institute for European History, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Her professional experiences include departmental chair (2011-2017), acting departmental chair (2017-2018), and graduate director (2018-2019). She was a visiting lecturer at the International Summer School, Ewha Womans University (South Korea, 2018). Her roles at the German Studies Association include the conference Program Director (2019, 2020) and an Executive Council member (2021, 2022). She has been a series co-editor for “Palgrave Studies in Asian German Studies” (since 2015). https://www.palgrave.com/gp/series/14664

Languages (other than English)

Korean  German 

Degrees

PhD Modern German History, University of Chicago Chicago, IL

MA European History, University of Chicago Chicago, IL

BA History, University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

Specialization

German-East Asian Studies; Modern German intellectual & cultural history

Representative Publications


Transnational Encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900; New York, NY; Routledge; 2018
https://www.routledge.com/Transnational-Encounters-between-Germany-and-East-Asia-since-1900/Cho/p/book/9780815378402


Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea: Affinity in Culture and Politics in the Long Twentieth Century; New York, NY; Palgrave MacMillan; 2018
https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781349952236


Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia: Transnational Perspectives since 1800; New York, NY; Palgrave MacMillan; 2017
https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319404387


Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century; New York, NY; Palgrave MacMillan; 2014
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137438461


Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India: Kindred Spirits in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; New York, NY; Routledge; 2013
https://www.routledge.com/Transcultural-Encounters-between-Germany-and-India-Kindred-Spirits-in/Cho-Kurlander-McGetchin/p/book/9780415844697

Awards and Honors

Book Series Co-Editor, Palgrave Series in Asian-German Studies
Palgrave MacMillan Publisher
09/01/2015

Visiting Fellowship
Karl Jaspers Center at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
07/01/2010

Fulbright Research Fellowhips to Germany (Europa University of Viadrina, Frankfurt-Oder & Max Planck Institute for History , Göttingen)
Fulbright Fellowship
09/01/1999

"Adorno, Mann, and Schoenberg" (Boston University)
NEH Seminar Fellowship
06/01/2000

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Tübingen, Germany
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program)
09/01/1995

Notable Courses Taught

Nazi Germany; the Holocaust; Nazis, Jews and Asians; Modern German Intellectual and Cultural History; 20th Century Europe

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