My name is Konrad Mitchell Lawson. I have recently finished my first year of a PhD in history and I am currently spending the summer in Seoul to work on my Korean. My research interests relate to treason, traitors, and the aftermath of war in modern East Asia. I’m also very interested in issues of historiography, colonialism, and nationalism.
Before returning to history as a PhD student, I completed a masters degree in International Affairs and continued what was then primarily an interest in the history of Sino-Japanese relations as a research student in Tokyo for a year and a half. I have also spent a few years studying languages in China and Japan.
I will be posting in English but will frequently include quotes from various sources in Chinese, occasionally with translations. Feel free to comment in Chinese or English. For those who want to read more, you can visit my personal weblog here. I am also the host and administrator of Frog In a Well and welcome your comments on how to improve our project in the future.