Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada
Area of Interest: Korean History
Don Baker teaches Korean history and religion in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He has been observing Korean affairs closely since 1971. His publications include a book-length survey of religion in Korea, Korean Spirituality (University of Hawaii Press), as well as numerous articles on pre-modern Korean history as well as traditional Korean philosophy and science. He also published an article on the Kwangju uprising of 1980 — “Victims and Heroes: Competing Visions of May 18,” Contentious Kwangju: The May 18 Uprising in Korea’s Past and Present (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.