Donald Clark

Donald Clark is a Professor of History and Director of International Programs at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches courses on China, Japan, Korea, and the history of American foreign relations.  His research focuses on Korea, where he has spent much of his life as the son of missionaries, a Peace Corps volunteer, Social Science Research Council Fellow, and a Fulbright scholar.  He was born in South America and educated in international schools in Colombia, Japan, and Korea. He received his Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University.   He is coauthor of two books on the history of Seoul city, editor of several volumes on Korea, including one on the 1980 uprising in Kwangju, and author of a book on Korean Christianity.  He has three recently published books: Living Dangerously in Korea: The Western Experience, 1900-1950 (Eastbridge, 2003); Culture and Customs of Korea (Greenwood Press, 2000); and, with Conrad Schirokauer, a textbook entitled Modern East Asia (Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004).