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Yung Hee Kim

Professor, Korean LiteratureMoore Hall 389
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone:(808) 956-2072
Fax: (808) 956-9515

Educational Background

PhD: Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

MA: Comparative Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

BA: English, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea.

Research Areas

  • Modern Korean women writers
  • Modern Korean fiction
  • Korean intellectuals and colonialism.

Selected Bibliography

Gendered Landscapes: Short Fiction by Modern and Contemporary Korean Women Novelists. Translated and with an Introduction.  Ithaca, New York: East Asia Program, Cornell University, 2017.

“In Quest of Modern Womanhood: Sin’yŏja, A Feminist Journal in Colonial Korea.” Korean Studies v. 37 (2013): 44-78.

 “Urban Cultural Landscapes of Colonial Korea: 1920s-1930s: Guest Editor’s Introduction.” Korean Studies v. 37 (2013): 1-10.

Questioning Minds: Short Stories by Modern Korean Women Writers.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2010. Hawaii Studies on Korea Series, Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii.

Readings in Modern Korean Literature.  Yung-Hee Kim and Jeyseon Lee. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2004.  [Rev. 2007]

“Dialectics of Life: Hahn Moo-Sook and Her Literary World.” In Young-Key Kim-Renaud, ed., Creative Women of Korea: The Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 2003, pp. 192-215.

“Re-visioning Gender and Womanhood in Colonial Korea: Yi Kwang-su’s Mujŏng (The Heartless).” The Review of Korean Studies, v. 6, no. 1 (June 2003): 187-218.

“Creating New Paradigms of Womanhood in Modern Korean Literature: Na Hye-sŏk’s ‘Kyŏnghŭi’.”  Korean Studies, v. 26, no. 1 (2002):1-86.