Jaesok Kim served as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Penn. His research addresses three sets of themes: 1) Globalization, Multinational Corporations, and Labor-Management Relation; 2) Domestic and Transnational Migration, Ethnicity, and Nationalism; and, 3) Post-Socialism, Public Morality, and Governance. He has conducted research in China and South Korea. His research explores how these themes are expressed through various domestic and transnational connections, especially the movements of capital, corporations, and people between the two countries. Professor Kim analyzes historical and contemporary processes of global capitalism by looking into the changing power dynamics among multinational corporations, local labor, and local government officials in China. His research also illuminates the relationships among evolving structure of domestic and transnational job markets, formations of “new” class and ethnic consciousness, and transformations of family and local communities in China. Professor Kim has also begun a project that investigates the transforming state ideology of China and their effects on Chinese people’s idea of public morality and state belonging, focusing on the creation of neoliberal individuals and Chinese people’s growing indifference to public morality. His project especially analyzes the Chinese government’s reintroduction of Confucianism as an official state ideology to cure the public immorality.