Jung Lee on the street and taking pictures

Jung Lee

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Sep 2017-Aug 2018)


Jung Lee was awarded her PhD from Seoul National University in 2013. In her research, Jung explores various aspects of modernity and modern techno-scientific practice in East Asia. She is interested in knowledge interactions, the relationship between social dynamics, material culture and knowledge, as well as environmental history.

When not investigating how papermaking in late Chosŏn Korea changed mountains and fields, farming practices, social relations, and ideas about artisanship and knowledge, Jung is working on a book based on her dissertation—entitled Provincially Globalized—about botanizing in Japanese colonial Korea (1910–1945). The book seeks to illuminate various provincializing forces in the globalization of modern botany, by analyzing seemingly homogeneous knowledge practices inspired by and involved in the heightened imperial competition at the turn of the twentieth century.


No current projects were found for this scholar.

Practicalities in “Practical Studies” in Nineteenth-Century Korea Thinking Social and Technological Innovation through Papermaking


Selected Publications

Lee, Jung (2018). “Provincializing Global Botany.” In Worlds of Natural History, ed. H. A. Curry, N. Jardine, J. Secord, and E. C. Spary, 433–446. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Lee, Jung (2016). “Mutual transformation of colonial and imperial botanizing? : the intimate yet remote collaboration in colonial Korea.” Science in Context 29 (2): 179–211. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0269889715000423.

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Lee, Jung (2015). “Between universalism and regionalism : universal systematics from imperial Japan.” The British Journal for the History of Science 48 (4): 661–684. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007087415000606.

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Lee, Jung (2015). “기획논문] 식민지 과학 협력을 위한 중립성의 정치: 일제강점기 조선의 향토적 식물 연구 [Politics of neutrality for colonial collaboration in science : political regionalization of botanical research in colonial Korea].” Han’guk Kwahaksa Hakhoe-ji: Journal of the…

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