May 10, 2017
LEO CHANG (Korean Name Chang Soon), son of the prime minister of both the First and the Second Republic of Korea, left in1950 at the start of the Korean War for the US at the age of 15, returning frequently as an adult. After earning a PhD from Georgetown University, he worked as an Associate in Research at the Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for East Asian Research from 1976-1999 and taught from 1963-1999 at Regis College. He also taught international relations for two years at Beijing University. Prof. Chang is author, most recently, of Reflections on the Roots of US Involvement in Korea, (Levellers Press, 2013) and available also now in a Korean edition. He graciously offered this article to ThisCantBeHappening!