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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

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

■『죄의식과 부끄러움』, 나무, 나무, 2017.
■『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.
■ "The Economic and Social Roles of Janissaries in a Seventeenth-Century Ottoman City: The Case of Istanbul, by Gulay Yılmaz", Dissertation Reviews, 2014.5.
■ Guild Dynamics in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: Fluidity and Leverage, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2004.
■ "Artisans' networks and Revolt in Late Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: An Examination of the Istanbul Artisans' rebellion of 1688," in Eleni Gara, et al. eds., Popular Protest and Political Participation in the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2011.
■『(사료로 보는) 아시아사』(共著), 위더스북, 2014.
■"Rich Artisans and Poor Merchants? A Critical Look at the Supposed Egalitarianism in Ottoman Guilds," in Suraiya Faroqhi, ed. Bread from the Lion's Mouth, Berghahn Books, 2015.

「17세기 이스탄불에서 기독교인 이주의 영향: 인구 구성과 종교집단 간 관계에 대한 함의」, 『역사학보』 226집, 567-510.
「19세기 후반 오스만제국에서 무슬림 집단 감정의 부상--1850년대에서 1880년대까지를 중심으로」, 『동양사학연구』136집 89-128.
칼레드 파흐미 저, 이은정 역, 『메흐메드 알리』 일조각 2016.

Courses

Understanding in West Asian Civilization
Asian Research Guidance

Travis L. Smith

트래비스 스미스

Associate Professor Sanskrit Literature, Indian Religions
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, and the intersection between discourses of religion (dharma), power (artha) and pleasure (kāma) in early India. His forthcoming book focuses on the Kāśīkhaṇḍa, the Sanskrit literary panegyric praising the ancient pilgrimage city of Varanasi, and he is currently undertaking a manuscript study of the Kāmasūtra.

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.
“Scripture and its Teachers: Kāmasūtra on the Divine Origins and Human Provenance of Śāstra,” Korean Journal of Religious Studies 77, no. 1 (2017): 127-160.

Courses

Special Topics in Indian Philosophy
Classical Indian Literature
Philosophical and Religious Thought of India
Readings in Classics
South Asian Languages
Readings in Sanskrit
Studies in Indian Religion

Ku, Hawon

구하원, 具厦瑗

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

Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Statement

Hawon Ku received her PhD from the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation examined the 19th-century changes in historiography, architecture, and paintings of a Jain pilgrimage site, and the rise of a modern religious identity. She taught at the Department of Hindi, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies from 2011 to 2015, and shifted to the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations in 2015. She is currently working on art, culture, and education of modern and contemporary South Asia, with a focus on the adaptation and appropriation of modernity, religion, and nationalism during a colonial period.

Publications

■ “The British Courts and Rise of a Modern Jain Identity during the Nineteenth Century.” In The Jaina Community, British Rule and Occidental Scholarship from 18th to Early 20th Century, ed. Andrea Luithle-Hardenburg (Berlin: E.B. Verlag, Forthcoming).
■ “Architecture of Modernity: A Study of the Architecture of Colleges and Universities in Colonial India,” Journal of Indian Studies Vol. 21, No. 1 (2016): 1-32. In Korean.
■ “The Establishment and Significance of ‘Religious’ Universities in Colonial India: Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University,” Journal of Humanities (Seoul National University) Vol. 73, No. 1 (2016): 233-270. In Korean.
■ With Heejung Kang and Insoo Cho, Click Asian Art (Seoul: Yekyoung, 2015). In Korean.
■ “Colonial, Modern, or Traditional? How to Read the Indo-Saracenic Architecture of South and South-East Asia.” In The Mekong-Ganga Axis, eds. Pankaj Mittal, Ravi Bhushan, Daisy Nehra (Kurukshetra: Bhagat Phool Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, 2015).
■ “The Aga Khan Award for Architecture and an Assessment of Contemporary Islamic Architecture in South Asia.” Journal of Islamic Studies vol.25 no.1 (2015): 1-29. In Korean.
■ “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.
■ “William Jones and the Translation of the Mānava Dharmaśāstra.” Journal of Indian Studies Vol. 18 no.2 (2013): 1-34. In Korean.

Courses

Research in Modern Asian Civilizations (Graduate Level)
Studies in the Arts of the Islamic World
Indian History 1
Interactions in Asian Civilizations
Perspectives in Research for Asian Civilizations
Indian Mythology and Art
Introduction of Indian Civilization
Modern and Contemporary Indian Culture and Art
Early Modern Indian Culture and Society
Thesis Writing

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

■ “Ḥafṣ al-Fard.” The Encyclopaedia of Islam Three. Leiden: Brill, 2017, I: 95–97.

■“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
Reading Classics (Arabic literature in translation) 


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. He is the author of Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and Islam in Iranian Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Publications

■Beyond Shariati: Modernity, Cosmopolitanism and Islam in Iranian Political Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
■Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts (co-edited with Roxana Akhbari, Kara Abdolmaleki, and Evelyn Hamdon) (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017).
■“Introduction: Unsettling Colonial Modernity: Islamicate Contexts in Focus” (with Kara Abdolmaleki and Roxana Akhbari), in Siavash Saffari, Roxana Akhbari, Kara Abdolmaleki, and Evelyn Hamdon, eds., Unsettling Colonial Modernity in Islamicate Contexts (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017: 1-25).
■“Two Pro-Mostazafin Discourses in the 1979 Iranian Revolution,” Contemporary Islam, Vol. 11, Issue 3 (2017): 287–301.
■“Charity or Mass Mobilization? Public Religion and the Struggle for Economic Justice,” in Peyman Vahabzadeh, ed., Iran’s Struggles for Social Justice: Economics, Agency, Justice, Activism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017: 65-80).
■“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.
■“Iqbal, Muhammad (1877–1938)” (with Bilgehan Yıldız), in Cenap Çakmak ed., Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes]. Santa Barbara, California and Denver, Colorado: ABC-CLIO (2017): 733-737.
■“Shariati, Ali (1933–1977)” in Cenap Çakmak ed., Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes]. Santa Barbara, California and Denver, Colorado: ABC-CLIO (2017): 1440-1442.
■“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
Islamist and Post-Islamist Movements in the Middle East
Muslims and Democracy

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