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 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 Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea with a dissertation titled “A Study on the Neo-Confucianism during the Early Joseon Dynasty.” In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Hongkyung Kim has published four single-authored monographs: The Analects of Dasan (Oxford University Press, 2016), The Old Master: A Syncretic Reading of the Laozi from the Mawangdui Text A Onward (SUNY Press, 2013), Laozi (Deulnyuk, 2003) and Confucian Thought of the Government School 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, and Korean Literature. He also serves as Director of the Center for Korean Studies at Stony Brook since 2012.

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