June 2017: New Open Access Essay on Jesuits in Korea

A new essay on the historiography of the Society of Jesus in Korea is now available at Jesuit Historiography Online, hosted in Open Access by Brill Reference. The essay, authored by Jieun Han and Franklin Rausch, examines how historians have treated the Jesuits’ “important influence” on Korea Catholicism despite the fact that “until the 1950s, only a handful of Jesuits ever actually set foot on the Korean peninsula.”


An Open Access resource due to the support by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College, Jesuit Historiography Online presents essays by experts in their field summarizing key texts, surveying recent scholarship, and suggesting future areas of inquiry. The bibliography is also hosted Brill and is available in Open Access due to the Institute’s support.