Professor Kim specializes in the history of early modern China and East Asia.
Professor Kim teaches a variety of courses on Chinese and global history including "Early Modern China, 960-1842," "Maritime Asia, 1500-1800," "China and Islam," and "Global Capitalism and Social Inequality, 1500-2000."
Professor Kim received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. His research focuses on the history of empire, borderlands, and transnational relations. He is the author of Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market (Stanford, 2016). His other publications include "Profit and Protection Emin Khwaja and the Qing Conquest of Central Asia, 1759–1777," The Journal of Asian Studies 71, no. 03 (2012); “Korean Migration in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria: A Global Theme in Modern Asian History,” in Mobile Subjects: Boundaries and Identities in Modern Korean Diaspora, ed. Wen-hsin Yeh (Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, 2013); "Xinjiang Under the Qing," in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History, ed. David Ludden (New York: Oxford University Press, April 2018). Currently, Professor Kim conducts research on the peasant resistances and gold mining in Manchuria, 1800-1911.