Sun Joo Kim

Sun Joo Kim

Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History
Sun Joo Kim
  • Region: Korea
  • Times: 15th to 19th centuries
  • Theme: Social History

Sun Joo Kim is Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. After completing an undergraduate degree in history at Yonsei University in Korea, she received a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She has a broad range of research interests in social and cultural history of Chosŏn Korea (1392–1910) including regional history of the northern part of Korea, popular movements, historical memory, micro history, everyday lives of people, history of emotions, law and society, slavery, and art history. She is also devoted to making underused yet enlightening primary sources available in English through conventional as well as digital publishing. She is author of several books and numerous articles. She is a recipient of various fellowships and grants, most notably American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship, Korea Foundation Advanced Research Grant, and Social Science Research Council Doctoral Research Fellowship.

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