James Hoare

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James Edward Hoare (born 1943) is a British academic and historian specialising in Korean and Chinese studies, and a career diplomat in the British Foreign Office.


Dr. Hoare is a graduate of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He has long been a member of the Anglo-Korean Society, the Korean Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.[1]

In 2006, Dr. Hoare was President of the British Association of Korean Studies (BAKS).[2]

Foreign service[edit]

After Britain and North Korea re-established diplomatic relations in 2000, Hoare was appointed British Chargé d'affaires in Pyongyang; and his work laid the foundation for the establishment of a full embassy in the North Korean capital.[3]

Previously, Hoare had been head of the Foreign Office's North Asia and Pacific Research Group. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1969 and was stationed in Seoul in 1981-1984 and in Beijing in 1988-1991.[3]

Selected work[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about James Hoare, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 30+ works in 60+ publications in 3 languages and 4,000+ library holdings.[4]

  • 1994 - "Building Politics: the British Embassy Peking, 1949-1992," in The Pacific Review,' Vol. 7.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nahm, Andrew C. et al. (2004) Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea, 2nd ed., p. x.
  2. ^ BAKS: Council Archived 2008-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Kyodo News International, "Britain appoints James Hoare as N. Korea charge," BNET. February 5, 2001.
  4. ^ WorldCat Identities Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine.: Hoare, James