Alexander Kim studied World History and Archaeology at the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Far Eastern Branch). He obtained his PhD in 2007 at same institution with a dissertation on history of Bohai state. He has been a visiting scholar at Ruhr University, at the Seoul National University, at the Korea University (both in the Republic of Korea) and at the Harvard University in the USA. Alexander Kim received a number of different grants in the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, the USA, in Germany, and Russia. In 2014–2017 he worked as an associate professor at the Far Eastern Federal University, Russia. Recently he became Associate Professor in the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service, Institute of Law, Department of International Relations and Law, Russia.
His current research project at the MPIWG is about the role of the animals in Bohai and Jurchen societies (on the base of studies of the archaeological materials from medieval sites in the Russian Far East).
Alexander Kim has about 120 academic publications—including monographs, academic articles and textbooks—in nine languages, nearly 40 of them were published in the journals of DB Web of Sciences and SCOPUS. His research interests cover history (including history of science), archaeology, ethnography, international relations, urbanization, East Asia (Korea-related fields), Russian Far East, and the USSR.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
전통문화의 계승과 보존: 현시대 조선(한)민족 생활문화 연구 (Succession and Preservation of the Heritage of the Traditional Culture: A Study of the Every-day Life of the Modern Koreans).
Yanbian University (POC)
Korean Diaspora: Changes and Challenges.
East and West as Centers of the Centerless World.
Hanguk University for Foreign Studies (Republic of Korea)
발해와 주변민족의 역사와 문화 (The History and Culture of Bohai and Neighboring Peoples).
Koguryo-parhae yonguhwae (Republic of Korea)