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Faculty
Yoon, Sang In Seo, Young Chae Yi, Eun Jeong Travis L. Smith Ku, Hawon Yeo, Woonkyung Alena Kulinich Siavash Saffari Saito Ayumi

Yoon, Sang In

윤상인, 尹相仁

Professor, the dean of a faculty
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 430
02-880-6423
yoonsi@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D., University of Tokyo

Statement

Professor Yoon Sang In received his PhD from Tokyo University. His research focuses on
Japanese Modern and Contemporary Literature; Comparative Literature.

Publications

■ 『세기말과 나쓰메 소세키世紀末と漱石』, 이와나미(岩波)서점, 1994,2011
*2011년 ‘현대의 명저:이와나미 인문서 셀렉션10’에 선정되어 재출판
■ 『월경하는 언어: 세계와 만나는 일본문학越境する言の葉-世界と出会う日本文学, 日本比較文学会편』, 彩流社, 2011. (공저)
■ 『문학과 근대와 일본』, 문학과지성사, 2009
■ 『동아시아 지식인의 삶과 학문』, 성균관대학교출판부, 2009(공저)
■ 『일본문학번역60년 현황과 분석』, 소명출판, 2008(공저)

Courses

Understanding in Japanese Civilization
Understanding in Japanese Literature
Japanese Modern Literature
Japanese Literature Translation Practice
Readings in Japanese Literature 1

Seo, Young Chae

서영채, 徐榮彩

Distinguished Professor
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 429
02-880-6041
ycseo@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D., Seoul National University

Statement

Professor Seo Young Chae received his PhD in Korean literature from Seoul National University. His current research areas include: Korean Literature, Criticism Theory and East Asian Modern.

Publications

■『인문학 개념정원』, 문학동네, 2013.
■ 『미메시스의 힘』, 문학동네, 2012.
■ 『아첨의 영웅주의』, 소명출판, 2011.
■ 『문학의 윤리』, 문학동네, 2005.
■ 『사랑의 문법』, 민음사, 2004.

Courses

Introduction to Asian Civilization Theory

Yi, Eun Jeong

이은정, 李恩廷

Professor
College of Humanities Building 14, Room 404
02-880-9106
eyi@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D. Harvard University

Statement

Professor Yi Enu Jeong received her PhD in History of Middle East from Harvard University.

Publications

■ Guild Dynamics in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: Fluidity and Leverage, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004.
■ Popular protest and political participation in the Ottoman Empire : Studies in honor of Suraiya Faroqhi(共著), Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari, 2011.
■ "The Economic and Social Roles of Janissaries in a Seventeenth-Century Ottoman City: The Case of Istanbul, by Gulay Yılmaz", Dissertation Reviews, 2014.5.

Courses

Understanding in West Asian Civilization
Asian Research Guidance

Travis L. Smith

트래비스 스미스

Associate Professor Sanskrit Literature, Indian Religious
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 420
02-880-4094
tlsmith@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D. Columbia University

Statement

Associate Professor Travis L. Smith studied Sanskrit language and South Asian religions at the University of California, Berkeley and at Columbia University (Ph.D. 2007), and taught at the University of Florida before joining the SNU faculty in 2014. He teaches courses on the classical literature and thought of South Asia, as well as courses in Sanskrit language. His research interests center on the Sanskrit Purāṇas and their role in the early development of Hinduism. His forthcoming book manuscript focuses on the Kāśīkhaṇḍa, an extensive literary panegyric praising the ancient pilgrimage city of Varanasi.

Publications

■ Glorifying Varanasi: the Kāśīkhaṇḍa and the Vārāṇasī-Māhātmya Tradition of the Sanskrit Purāṇas (working title). Book manuscript. In progress.
■“Textuality on the Brahmanical ‘Frontier’: the Genre of the Sanskrit Purāṇas.” Philological Encounters 1, no. 1 (2016): 347-369.
■“Vārāṇasī Envisioned: Approaches to the Purāṇic Māhātmyas” in István Keul, ed. Banāras Revisited: Scholarly Pilgrimages to the City of Light. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014, pp. 21-38.
■“Tantras” in Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Vol. 2. Edited by Knut Axel Jacobsen. 5 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2010, pp. 168-181.
■“Re-newing the Ancient: the Kāśīkhaṇḍa and Śaiva Vārāṇasī.” In Literary Construction of Place as Religious and Social Commentary in Asia. Special issue of Acta Orientalia Vilnensia 8, no. 1 (2007): 83-108.
■ Cush, D., C. Robinson, and M. York, eds. The Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, Encyclopaedia of Asian Religions. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2007. Entries on “Mahāvrata,” “Śaiva Siddhānta,” “Śaivism,” “Saptapuri (Seven Sacred Cities),” “Śiva” and “Yantra.”
“Lament for a ‘Living Literature’” Biblio: A Review of Books 9, nos. 3-4 (March-April 2006): 24-25.

Courses

Indian Philosophy Special Lecture
Indian Classical Literature
Indian Philosophy and Religion
South Asian Language
Readings in Sanskrit 1
Readings in Sanskrit 2

Ku, Hawon

구하원, 具厦瑗

Assistant Professor
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 422
02-880-8620
hawonku@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Statement

Assistant professor Hawon Ku received her PhD from University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on Art History of India.

Publications

■「근대성의 건축: 식민 치하 인도 칼리지와 대학교 건축의 고찰」,『인도연구』 21권 1호 (2016): 1-32
■「식민치하 인도 ‘종교’대학의 의의와 한계 - 알리가르 무슬림 대학교와 바나라스 힌두 대학교를 중심으로」,『인문논총』 제73권 제1호 (2016): 233-269.
■ 강희정, 조인수 공저, 『클릭 아시아 미술』(예경, 2015)
■「아가한 건축상과 남아시아 현대 이슬람 건축의 이해」,『한국이슬람학회논총』, 25권 1호 (2015): 1-29
■ "Representations of Ownership: The Nineteenth-Century Painted Maps of Shatrunjaya, Gujarat.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies vol. 37 no.1 (2014): 3-21.
■「윌리엄 존스(William Jones)와『마누법전(Mānava Dharmaśāstra)』의 번역」,『인도연구』 제18권 2호 (2013): 1-34)
■ 스튜어트 고든 저, 구하원 역, 『아시아가 세계였을 때』(까치 2010)

Courses

Understanding in Indian Civilization
Indian Mythology and Art
Indian Modern and Contemporary Culture and Art
Culture and Society in Early Modern India
Asian Research Guidance
Perspective of Asian Civilization Research

Yeo, Woonkyung

여운경, 呂運京

Assistant Professor
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 418
02-880-8619
wkyeo@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D. University of Washington

Statement

Assistant professor Woonkyung Yeo specializes in History of Modern and Contemporary Southeast asian.

Publications

■「1950-60년대 인도네시아의 정치적 혼란과 셀레베스 해(Celebes Sea) 밀무역」, 『문화역사지리』 26-1(2014)
■「1950년대 인도네시아 지역반란과 화인사회: 국민당계의 몰락을 중심으로」, 『아태연 구』 21-1(2014)
■「근대로 향하는 길? 무시 대교(Musi Bridge)를 통해서 본 도로건설과 지역개발의 상관 관계」, 『동남아시아연구』 24-1(2014)
■『작가의 망명: 인도네시아의 대문호 프라무댜 아난타 투르와의 대화』서울: 후마니타 스, 2011(역서)

Courses

Introduction to Asian Civilization Theory
Religion and Civilization in Southeast Asia
Understanding in Southeast Asian Civilization
Southeast Asian Literature Special Lecture
Traditional Arts and Popular Culture in Southeast Asia
Environment and Civilization in Southeast Asia
The Past and Present of Southeast Asian Diaspora - Region and World
Asian Research Guidance

Alena Kulinich

알레나 쿨리니치

Assistant Professor
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 427
02-880-8301
akulinich@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D. SOAS, University of London

Statement

Alena Kulinich received her PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her research interests include pre-modern history of the Middle East and Islamic studies.

Publications

■“Rethinking Muʿtazilite tafsīr: from essence to history." Religion and Culture, Seoul National University 29 (2015): 227–262.
■“Beyond theology: Muʿtazilite scholars and their authority in al-Rummānī's tafsīr.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 78/1 (2015): 135–148.
■ “Translation of the Qur᾿ān by Lithuanian Tartars: historiography and areas for further research.” (in Russian) Chetvertye Torchinovskie Chteniya, St. Petersburg, 2007, 138–146.

Courses

Diversity in Islam: the Sunni and the Shi'a
Introduction to Islam
Origin and Development of Islamic Civilization
Readings in Classical Islam

Siavash Saffari

시아바시 사파리

Assistant Professor
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 413
02-880-6281
ssaffari@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D. University of Alberta

Statement

Siavash Saffari is an Assistant Professor of West Asian Studies. Prior to joining SNU in 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, at Columbia University. He teaches courses in modern Islamic thought, and modern West Asian social and political history. His areas of research include modern Iranian intellectual history, post-19th century Islamic thought, and the history of modernity and coloniality. His forthcoming book is titled Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and Islam in Iranian Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Publications

■(co-edited with Roxana Akhbari, Kara Abdolmaleki, and Evelyn Hamdon), Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2017).
■Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and Islam in Iranian Political Thought, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press (2017).
■“Public Religiosity and the Struggle for Socioeconomic Justice: A Theology for Mobilizing the Poor?,” in Peyman Vahabzadeh, ed., Iran’s Struggles for Social Justice: Economics, Agency, Justice, Activism . Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2016).
■“Rethinking the Islam/Modernity Binary: Ali Shariati and Religiously Mediated Discourse of Sociopolitical Development,” Middle East Critique , Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015): 231-250.
■“The Post-Islamist Turn and the Contesting Visions of Democratic Public Religion,” Sociology of Islam – Contemporary Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa special issue, Vol. 2, Issue 3-4, (2014): 127-143.
■“Qutb, Sayyid,” in Gregory Claeys ed., Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought – Volume Two. Washington: SAGE/CQ Press, (2013): 663-664.
■“Limitations of Dialogue: Conflict Resolution in the Context of Power Asymmetries and Neglected Differences,” in Mojtaba Mahdavi and W. Andy Knight, eds., Towards the Dignity of Difference?: Neither End of History Nor Clash of Civilizations . London, UK: Ashgate, (2012): 245-260.
■“Faithful Life in an Urfi/Secular State” (co-translated with Mojtaba Mahdavi), by Hassan Yusefi-Eshkevari, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East – Secularism and Islamism: Iran and Beyond special issue, 31:1 (2011), 23-26.
■“Pre -Secular Iranians in a Post-Secular Age ; The Death of God, the Resurrection of God” (co-translated with Mojtaba Mahdavi), by Reza Alijani, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East – Secularism and Islamism: Iran and Beyond special issue, 31:1 (2011), 27-33.

Courses

Islamic Thought and Modern West Asia
Important Issues in the History of Contemporary Middle East

Saito Ayumi

사이토 아유미

Assistant Professor
College of Humanities Building 5, Room 428
02-880-9261
ayumi2012@snu.ac.kr

Education

Ph.D., University of Tokyo

Statement

Assistant professor Saito Ayumi received his PhD from Tokyo University. His research focuses on Japanese Medieval Literature.

Publications

■『이야기의 공간』(공저),2006.7
■『고대 중세 문학 논고 19』 (공저),2007.5
■『강좌 겐지 연구 4 』(공저),2007.6
■「“거울”의 종언」, 『고대 중세 문학 논고』19, 2007.5
■「“마스카가미”에 한 상감」, 『강좌 겐지 연구』4, 2007.6
■「중세의 역사 이야기」, 『해석과 감상』75-2, 2010.12

Courses

Advanced Japanese 1
Advanced Japanese 2
Japanese Traditional Literature 
Japanese Traditional Culture and Art