Project Description

seongukkimCHO VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN KOREAN CULTURE AND RELIGION

Seong-Uk Kim received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interest includes the intersections between Buddhism and other religions; religion and politics in modern and pre-modern Korea; Buddhist transformation in the colonial and contemporary periods. He is currently completing a book manuscript, focusing on the intersection between Buddhism and Confucianism during the Chosŏn dynasty. His publications include “Korean Confucianization of Zen: Ch’oŭi Ŭisun’s (1786–1866) Affirmation of a Confucian Literati Approach to Buddhism in Late Chosŏn” (Acta Koreana, 2016); “The Zen Theory of Language: Linji Yixuan’s Teaching of “Three Statements, Three Mysteries, and Three Essentials” (Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 2015); “Three Places of Mind-Transmission: The Polemical Application of Mind-Transmission Stories in Korean Sŏn Buddhism” (Journal of the American Oriental Society, 2013). Before coming to Columbia, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis (2013-2014) and Harvard University (2014-2015), teaching “Buddhist Traditions,” “Introduction to Korean Religions,” and “Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion.”

Office: 401 Kent Hall
Office Hours: T 10:30-12:30
Teaching Hours: T, R 9:10-10:25
Phone:  (212) 854-0596
Email: sk4236@columbia.edu