John P. DiMoia

Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholars are established scholars, as evidenced by significant publications and broad academic experience, spending a fixed term as guests at the MPIWG for research purposes. They may be externally funded or receive a Research Fellowship from the MPIWG.
Department III
PhD, Independent Scholar
1. August 2017 to 31. Dezember 2017

John P. DiMoia is an independent scholar. Previously, he was Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore (NUS),  focusing on (1) the broader history of technology (esp. in EA, 18th century-present), (2) the history of medicine (tropical, global, 18th century-present), and (3) Modern Korea (mid-19th century-present). He holds a Ph.D. in the History of Science (HOS) from Princeton University (2007), and has previously taught in South Korea, Japan, and the United States, while holding prior affiliations with the Needham Research Institute at Cambridge, and Kyujanggak Archive at Seoul National University.

He is currently working on two projects: the first a book on energy issues in NE Asia and the Korean peninsula, centering in particular on the decision by South Korea to develop control over its built environments in the late 1960s; and the second, an edited volume, "Engineering Asia," a project jointly co-edited with Associate Profs. Hiromi Mizuno (University of Minnesota)and Aaron S Moore (Arizona State), linking NE (Japan, S Korea) and SE Asia (Burma, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam) after 1945 in terms of construction and infrastructure.

In addition to the first book, he has published essays and reviews in Cross-Currents (UC Press), EASTS (Duke), Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (UC Press), Technology & Culture (JHU) and Theory, Culture and Society (Sage), among others.



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