Joanne Miyang Cho
Professor • Department of
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
German-East Asian Studies; Modern German intellectual & cultural history
Transnational Encounters between Germany and East Asia since 1900; New York, NY; Routledge; 2018
Transnational Encounters between Germany and Korea: Affinity in Culture and Politics in the Long Twentieth Century; New York, NY; Palgrave MacMillan; 2018
Gendered Encounters between Germany and Asia: Transnational Perspectives since 1800; New York, NY; Palgrave MacMillan; 2017
Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century; New York, NY; Palgrave MacMillan; 2014
Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India: Kindred Spirits in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; New York, NY; Routledge; 2013
Awards and Honors
Notable Courses Taught
Nazi Germany; the Holocaust; Nazis, Jews and Asians; Modern German Intellectual and Cultural History; 20th Century Europe