Klaus Dittrich is assistant professor of history at the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. He wrote a doctoral dissertation on education at world exhibitions during the second half of the nineteenth century. This research traced the transnational circulation of educational ideas and practices between France, Germany, Japan and the United States. During postdoctoral periods in Korea and Luxembourg he continued to work on historical interactions between Europe and East Asia. He is now preparing a new project on the history of international schools in China, Korea and Japan. Focusing on institutions of French, German, Polish, British and American backgrounds, the project will analyse transimperial entanglements in East Asia from the late nineteenth century until the Second World War. Website: https://www.eduhk.hk/lcs/people/klaus-dittrich Publications (selected): - “‘The Finest ‘Bunch’ of Children to Be Found Anywhere’: Educating European and American Youths in Korea, 1880s-1940s”, in: Paedagogica Historica, 52, 6, 2016, p. 629-645. - “Europeans and Americans in Korea, 1882-1910: A Bourgeois and Translocal Community”, in: Itinerario, 40, 1, 2016, p. 3-28. - “The Beginnings of Modern Education in Korea, 1883-1910”, in: Paedagogica historica, 50, 3, 2014, p. 265-284. - “Konkurrenz imperialer Gesellschaften: Die Darstellung nationaler Systeme von Primärschulbildung auf den Weltausstellungen der Jahrhundertwende”, in: Marcelo Caruso, Thomas Koinzer, Christine Mayer, Karin Priem (eds), Zirkulation und Transformation. Pädagogische Grenzüberschreitungen in historischer Perspektive, Köln/Weimar/Wien, Böhlau, 2014, p. 51-73. - “Korea’s Internal Civilizing Mission: Education in the English Edition of The Independent, 1896-1898”, in: Acta Koreana, 16, 2, 2013, p. 431-472.
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