College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Kyoim Yun

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Folklore, Indiana University
Primary office:
785-864-3207
Wescoe Hall
Room 2100
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Specialization: Korean folklore, Korean language teaching, popular culture in East Asia
 

Education

Ph.D., Folklore, Indiana University

M.A., Korean Literature, Sogang University

B.A., Korean Language & Literature, Sogang University

Teaching Interests

  • Korean culture/history/anthropology
  • East Asian Popular Culture
  • Language

Research Interests

  • Anthropology/folklore, Korean history, language teaching, heritage studies, happiness industries

Selected Publications

Yun, Kyoim. "The Economic Imperative of UNESCO Recognition: A South Korean Shamanic Ritual." UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage Policy. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, September/October 2015. Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology 1.

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Selected Presentations

Yun, K. (12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014). The “Temple Stay” Boom in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times”. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC


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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: ceasma@ku.edu or 785-864-1478.

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