About Me

LP_2007Dr. Leonid A. Petrov

Researcher at ANU School of Culture, History and Language

College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University
Building 9 (Coombs Bld.)
Canberra, ACT 0200, AUSTRALIA
Mob: +61-403076604
E-mail: leonid.petrov@anu.edu.au

Leonid Petrov (b. 1969) graduated from the Department of Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg State University in 1994, where he majored in Korean History and Language. In 1994-1996, he worked as interpreter for the South Korean National Soccer Team and participated in the 26th Olympic Games in Atlanta. In 1996-2002, Leonid Petrov worked on a doctoral thesis “Socio-economic School and the Formation of North Korean Official Historiography” at the Australian National University in Canberra. Between 2003 and 2005, Dr. Petrov conducted post-doctoral research at the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam and taught Korean History at the Intercultural Institute of California (San Francisco) and Keimyung University in Daegu. In 2006-2007, he was Chair of Korean Studies at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in France. Between 2009 and 2012, he taught Korean History and Language at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Leonid Petrov has worked on a number of projects sponsored by the Australian Research Council (ARC): “Historical Conflict and Reconciliation in East Asia” (2007-2009, ANU), “Northeast Asia and the Korean War: Legacies of Hot and Cold Wars in Contemporary Constructions of the Region” (2011~, ANU); and “North Korea’s Quiet Transformation” (2013~, UTS).

Currently, Dr. Petrov teaches Cross-cultural Management and other business-related courses at the International College of Management, Sydney, and the History of Korean War at the Australian National University. His recent publications include:

– ‘Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma: Korea at the Centre’, in CSCAP Regional Security Outlook 2015, (forthcoming in 2015)

– Book chapter ‘Filmmaking on the Edge: Director Sin Sang-Ok and Actress Choi Eun-Hee in North Korea’ in eds. M. Royer & A. Bandhauer, Stars in World Cinema, I.B.Tauris Books (forthcoming in 2014)

– Book chapter ‘The Cost and Benefit of Korean Unification and its impact on Russian National Security’ in The Cost and Benefit of Korean Unification, Korean Institute of National Unification, Seoul (2012), pp.163-179.

– Book chapters ‘On the Frontiers of History: Territorial and Cross-border Dialogue in East Asia’, pp.29-39 and ‘Korea’s Uncertain Path to Reconciliation’, pp. 40-59 in Tessa Morris-Suzuki et. al., East Asia beyond the History Wars: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence, Routledge (2012).

This weblog carries Leonid Petrov’s essays on Korea (North and South). You are welcome to use these materials but please acknowledge the source.

Other web projects by Leonid Petrov:

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