Andre Schmid

Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies
Collaborative Master's Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Institute




Andre Schmid is an Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies. Professor Schmid’s research and teaching focus on 19th and 20th century Korea and East Asia, as seen in the broader context of global, comparative history. He is currently working on a book about the early formation of North Korea after the devastation of the late colonial and Korean wars. This book focuses on the turn to the heteronormative nuclear family by both the population and the Party-state as a primary site for postwar reconstruction and decolonization. In this gendered, socio-economic history of north Korean urban families, he examines how issues such as advice literature, apartment construction, divorce, and consumption established norms that while explicitly revolutionary often enabled, implicitly, a conservative politics that has always remained at the core of North Korean political culture.

He has published in various journals including the Journal of Asian StudiesAmerican Historical ReviewYoksa MunjeSouth Atlantic QuarterlyInternational Journal of Korean Studies, and SAI among others.  His book, Korea Between Empires, 1895-1919 (Columbia University Press, 2002), received the John Whitney Hall Award of the Association of Asian Studies.


PhD, Columbia University
BA and MA, University of Toronto


Korea Between Empires, 1895-1919 (Columbia University Press, 2002)
Nation Work: Asian Elites and National Identities (University of Michigan Press, 2000)

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