Myung-Lim Park of South Korea now teaches at the Interdisciplinary Department of Area Studies, Graduate School, Yonsei University. He teaches there political theory, peace studies, constitutionalism, Korean Studies, and East Asian International Relations. He is there also a Director, Kim Dae-jung Presidential Library, Center for Human Peace and Healing, and Korean Presidential Archives, Institute of State Governance. He used to be a visiting professor to EHESS in Paris and to the Free University of Berlin in 2013-2014.
Before joining Yonsei in 2002, he has worked as a director, Center for North Korean Studies, Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University, 1994-1999, and a Coordinate Research Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University, 1999-2001.
From 1995 to 2008, he co-organized, and participated into the inter-Korean conferences with North Korean scholars and officials over 15 times in Beijing, Pyongyang, Mt. Kumkang, Shenyang, Berlin, and Seoul.
He has written several books including
The Origins and Coming of the Korean War (2 Vols.)(1996)
The Requiem for Peace: Korea, 1950 (2002)
History, Knowledge, and Society: Korean War Historiographies from the Kwangju Uprising (2011)
Design for the Future Republic (2011)
Conditions of Human State: From Leviathan to Erysichthon (2vols.) (Forthcoming soon)
An Epitome of the Global Civil War (Forthcoming soon)
He received some distinguished academic awards including
- Award for the Best Korean Studies (1997)
- Best Book in the Social Sciences in 1990s Korea (1999)
- The Korean Political Science Association (KPSA) Academic Award (2003)
- 100 Representative Books in Modern Korea (2005.Frankfurt International Book Fair)
- 50 Representative Korean Books Reading in Japan (2013. Tokyo International Book Fair)