Hwansoo I. Kim
- Assistant Professor
- 118 Gray Building
- Campus Box 90964
- Phone: (919) 660-3500
- Office Hours: Thursday, 1-2:30pm
HWANSOO ILMEE KIM (2009) received his Ph.D. in the colonial history of Korean and Japanese Buddhism from Harvard University in 2007. He has a BA in the history of East Asian Buddhism and Yogacara philosophy from Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea (1996) and received his master’s in Buddhism and the sociology and theory of religion at Harvard Divinity School (2002). Before joining Duke, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Reischauer Institute (2007) and assistant professor at the University of Arizona (2008).
Professor Kim’s primary research concerns Korean Buddhism in the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries in the context of colonialism, imperialism, and modernity. His broader scholarship includes East Asian religions, the modernization of Buddhism, monasticism, clerical marriage, rituals, and ethics.
Korean Buddhism, Korean religions and culture, Buddhist monasticism and ethics, modernity and colonialism
- 12:00 AM-12:00 AM