Hongkyung Kim, Ph.D.
Research of Dr. Hongkyung Kim concerns the history of thoughts and religion in East Asia and Korea, with a focus on Confucianism and Daoism. He earned his Ph.D. from Sung Kyun Kwan University in Seoul, South Korea, with a dissertation titled “The School of the Official Academy during the Early Joseon.” In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Hongkyung Kim has published five single-authored books: The Analects of Dasan: A Korean Syncretic Reading, volume 2 (Oxford University Press, 2017), The Analects of Dasan: A Korean Syncretic Reading, volume 1 (Oxford University Press, 2016), The Old Master: A Syncretic Reading of Laozi from the Mawangdui Text A Onward (SUNY Press, 2013), De dao jing (Deulnyeok, 2003) and Confucian Thought of the School of the Official Academy during the Early Joseon (Hangil-sa, 1996). Dr. Hongkyung Kim is currently the editor of SUNY Korean Studies series, through which a dozen of scholarly books have been published. He also participated in a research project on the ancient archaeological texts excavated in China and served as the managing editor for the Wonhyo Translation Project. He teaches a wide range of courses related to Korean Studies and East Asian traditions. These courses include Intellectual History of East Asia, Confucianism and Daoism, Korean and Japanese Religions, Introduction to Korean Culture, History of Korea, and Korean Literature. He also serves as Director of the Center for Korean Studies at Stony Brook since 2012.