Franklin Rausch

Franklin Rausch

  • Associate Professor of History, Department of History & Philosophy
  • Faculty, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
LC 364 Carnell Learning Center

Ph.D., University of British Columbia Vancouver (2011) 



  • Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Chosŏn Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2017 (Don Baker is the primary author and I am the secondary author).


  • “Choosing to Die: Catholic Voluntary Martyrdom in Late Chosŏn Korea.” In Beyond Death: The Politics of Suicide and Martyrdom in Korea, edited by Charles Kim, Jungwon Kim, Hwasook Nam, Serk-Bae Suh, and Clark Sorenson, 87–111 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019). 

  • “A Humble but Precious Link.” In Reconciling Cultures and Generations: Reflections on Today’s Church by Korean American Catholics. Edited by Simon C. Kim and Francis Daeshin Kim, 75–87. Chicago: Paul Bechtold Library Publications / Catholic Theological Union, 2018.

  • “Catholic Vernacular Writings in Korea: An Overview from the Seventeenth Century to 1945.” In Kiristan ga hiraita: Nihongo bungaku. Tokyo: Akashi, 2017.

  • “Truths Unacknowledged: The Public Sphere and Japan’s Colonial Project in Korea.” In ​Religion, Culture, and the Public Sphere in China and Japan, edited by Albert Welter and Jeffrey Newmark, 205–231. Singapore: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

  • Nationalists Movements before 1945. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History. Routledge. (2016: 153-168)
  • Dying for Heaven: Persecution, Martyrdom, and Family in the Early Korean Catholic Church. Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: From Ancient to Contemporary Times. Honolulu University of Hawai'i Press and Center for Korean Studies. (201
  • Conversion and Moral Ambiguity: An Chunggun, Nationalism, and the Catholic Church in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Korea. Asia in the Making of Christianity. Brill. (2013)
  • Chonggyo wa p'ongnyok chongdangsong [Religion and the Justification of Violence]. An Chunggun yon'gu mi songgwa wa kwaje [Issues in the Study of An Chunggun]. Ch'aeryun. (2010)
  • Wang Kon: 'Ten Injunctions' (943). Milestone Documents in World History. Schlager Group. (2010)
  • Choson Dynasty-Korea. Mellen Encyclopaedia of Infanticide. Edwin Mellen Press. (2010)
  • Catholic Rites and Liturgy. Korean Religions in Practice. Princeton University Press. (2006)


  • “‘A Shrewd Man of Business:” Frederick Jenkins and the Oppert Incident,’” The Review of Korean Studies 22, no. 2 (December 2019): 125–152.

  • “The Late Chosŏn Korean Catholic Archives: Documenting this World and the Next.” The Journal of Korean Studies, 24, no. 2 (October 2019): 315–342. 

  • “Colonialism and Catholicism in Asia: A Comparison of the Relationship between An Chunggŭn, José Rizal, and the Catholic Church.” Kyohoesa yŏn’gu [Research Journal of Korean Church History], no. 48 (June 2016): 99–146. 

  • “Suffering History: Comparative Christian Theodicy in Korea.” Acta Koreana 19, no. 1 (June 2016): 69–97. 

  • "All Man, All Priest": Father Emil Kapaun, Religion, Masculinity, and the Korean War in Journal of Korean Religions. (2015)

  • The Bishop's Dilemma: Gustave Mutel and the Catholic Church in Korea, 1890-1910 in Journal of Korean Religions. (2013)
  • The Jesuits in Korea: Influence without Presence in World History Connected. (2013)
  • Visions of Violence, Dreams of Peace: Religion, Race, and Nation in An Chunggun in Acta Koreana. (2012)
  • Like Birds and Beasts: Justifying Violence against Catholics in late Choson Korea. in Acta Koreana. (2012)
  • Wicked Officials and Virtuous Martyrs: an Analysis of the Martyr Biographies in Alexius Hwang Sayong's Silk Letter in Kyohoesa yon 'gu [Research Journal of Korean Church History]. (2009)
  • Saving Knowledge: Catholic Educational Policy in the late Choson Dynasty in Acta Koreana. (2008)
  • Modernity and Religion: the Proposal for a Catholic University in Late Choson Korea in Korean Studies for [a] New Generation. (2007)


PROCEEDINGS - Not Refereed (Full Paper)

  • Teaching History in the Electronic Era: Strategies for Connecting with Millennial Generation in South Carolina Historical Association. (2014)


  • “American Press Responses to Ahn Junggeun’s 1909 Killing of Itō Hirobumi,” at the “New Materials on the Study of Ahn Junggeun Conference,” Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 5, 2018. 

  • “‘A Shrewd Businessman’: Frederick Jenkins and the Oppert Incident,” at the International Perspectives on the Oppert Incident of 1868” workshop, Sŏngnam, Republic of Korea November 2–3, 2018. 

  • “Ahn Junggeun’s Hope for Peace in East Asia,” at the “Korean Diaspora Forum 2018—Building Peace in East Asia: Visions of Independence Patriots in the Korean Provisional Government,” Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 1909. 

  • “Seeking Sanctity in a Fallen World,” at the “Life & Death in the Missions of New France and East Asia” workshop, Midland, Ontario (Canada), October 18–21, 2018.

  • “On the Margins of Margins: The Late Chosŏn Korean Catholic Archive,” at the Journal of Korean Studies Workshop on Premodern Korean Archives, Columbia, NY, May 17, 2018. 

  • “When the Nation Turns upon Itself: Contemporary Korean Catholic Narratives of Persecution,” at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 22, 2018. 

  • “Justifying Japan’s Colonial Project: Narratives of Korean Violence in George Ladd’s In Korea with Marquis Ito, at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Historical Association, Columbia, March 11, 2017. 

  • “Missionary Writings in Korea: An Overview from the Seventeenth Century to the Twentieth,” at the Literary Legacies of Kirishitan Culture: Missionary Writings in the Vernacular conference, Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 2016.

  • The Silent Church: Accounting for the Lack of International Intellectuals in Korean Catholicism during the Japanese Colonial Period, 1910-1945. American Catholic Historical Association. Atlanta, Georgia. (2016)
  • Towards a History of Korean American Catholics. Korean American Catholic Forum. Chicago, Illinois. (2015)
  • Humble but Wise: Papal and Korean Leadership during Pope Francis's 2014 Visit to Korea.American Academy of Religion. Atlanta, Georgia. (2015)
  • Further discussion on the Unique Salvation History of Korean American. Korean American Catholic Forum. Chicago, Illinois. (2014)
  • Documentary and Film Excerpts. South Carolina Historical Association Annual Meeting. Columbia, South Carolina. (2014)
  • The Unique Salvation History of Korean American Catholics. Korean American. Anaheim, California. (2014)
  • Secular and Religious Explanations of Korea's Rise: Nationalism and Christianity in Korean. Korea's Rise in Comparative Perspective. Greenville, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Building a Sustainable Peace: Narratives of Violence in early Twentieth-Century Korea. Fourth Rajamangala University of Technology. Bangkok, Thailand. (July, 2013)
  • Choosing to Die: Voluntary Martyrdom in the Catholic Church in Korea. The Politics of Honorable Death and Martyrdom in Korean. Seattle, Washington. (June, 2013)
  • Maintaining Control and Distance: The Japanese Resident-General, Western Missionaries, and the Seoul Press. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. San Diego, California. (March, 2013)
  • Peace and Violence in early Twentieth-Century Korea. Peace Studies Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2013)
  • Missionaries and the Seoul Press. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. San Diego, California. (2013)
  • What has Seoul to do with Jerusalem?: Western missionaries in Korea and the relationship. South Carolina Historical Association. Clinton, South Carolina. (2013)
  • Religion and Peace in the Early Twentieth Century: An Chunggun, Korea, and Japan. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Toronto, Canada. (2012)
  • Like Beasts and Weeds: Justifying violence against Catholics in late Joseon Dynasty Korea.Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii. (2011)
  • Religion and the Korean Nation-State: How Catholics remember Thomas An Chunggun. International Workshop on Korean Studies. Seoul, Korea. (2010)
  • Sacraments and Conflict: French Missionaries in Korea, 1831-1910. Interpreting Christian Missionary Experiences in Korea. Fort Worth, Texas. (2010)
  • United by Faith, Divided by Nation: Foreign Missionaries and Korean Catholics, 1831-1919.Biennial Boston College Conference on the History of Religion. Boston, Massachusetts. (2010)
  • Wicked Officials and Virtuous Martyrs: Narratives of Persecution in Alexius Hwang Sayong's Silk Letter. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2010)
  • Dying for Heaven: Anti-Catholic Persecution and the Afterlife in Late Choson Dynasty Korea.Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Montreal, Canada. (2009)
  • The Hidden Story of the Silk Letter: A Catholic Narrative of Persecution and its Challenge to the Choson State. Research Foundation of Korean Church History. Seoul, Korea. (2009)
  • Chonggyo wa p'ongnyok chongdangsong [Religion and the Justification of Violence]. An Chunggun uisa Haolbin uigo 100 chunyon kinyom kukche haksul. Seoul, Korea. (2009)
  • The Legitimacy of Force: the discourse on An Chunggun's killing of Ito Hirobumi. Fulbright Forum. Seoul, Korea. (2009)
  • Conflict over Catholic Educational Policy in the Late Choson Dynasty. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia. (2008)
  • Violence, Religion and the State in Korea: The Great Persecution of 1801. Indiana University Religious Studies Graduate Conference. Bloomington, Indiana. (2008)
  • A Virgin Wife: the Confucian Shaping of Catholicism in Korea. Midwest Conference for Asian Affairs. St. Louis, Missouri. (2007)
  • Religion, Nationalism, and Historiography: Remembering An Chunggun. Changing Faces of Nationalism in Asia. Tokyo, Japan. (2007)