Carter Eckert

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Carter J. Eckert is an American academic and author and the Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History at Harvard University.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Eckert was born in Chicago, Illinois.[1] He attended Lawrence University, where he studied Western ancient and medieval history.[1] Eckert then undertook graduate studies, earning a Master of Arts in 1968.[2]

After graduating from Harvard, Eckert worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea.[1] He later returned to the United States to undertake doctoral study in Korean and Japanese history at the University of Washington.[1]


Eckert joined Harvard University in 1985.[3]

Eckert has consulted for the U.S. Department of State on North Korean matters.[3]

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Carter Eckert, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 8 works in 10+ publications in 5 languages and 1,000+ library holdings.[4]



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