College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Kyoim Yun

Humanities - East Asian Languages & Cultures
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall, 2100
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590
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Specialization: Korean folklore, Korean language teaching, popular culture in East Asia

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

  • Korean anthropology/folklore/history
  • Ritual/festival
  • Tourism
  • Heritage studies
  • Regional/national identity issues
  • Performance studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Happiness
  • Ethnographic methodology and writing

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, Indiana University Press, 2015.

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Selected Presentations

Yun, K. (5/20/2017). Fire and Fury: The Cheju Rebellion of 1901. Colloquium at the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Washington. Seattle, Washington.
Yun, K. (3/9/2016). “Fire and Fury: The Cheju Rebellion of 1901”. The University of Washington Center for Korea Studies 2015-2016 Korea Colloquia Speaker Series. University of Washington, Seattle.
Yun, K. (12/4/2014 - 12/4/2014). The “Temple Stay” Boom in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times”. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC

East Asia Events

All Spring 2020 events have been cancelled or reschuled for Fall 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

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