Dr. Young Kun Kim
Office: Carman Hall, Room 364
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: Ph.D. Columbia University
Professor Kim received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His fields of specialization are the history of Western political thought with emphasis on German political ideas since the eighteenth century, classical Chinese philosophy, and modern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean social and political thought. His long range interest is in comparative political thought. In addition to many articles in Korean, his publications include: “Confucianism and Modernization,” Korea Society (April 1993); “Cost of Unification,” Korea Society (1993); “Theodor Adorno,” in Encyclopedia of World Biography (McGraw Hill, 1981); “Hegel’s Criticism of Chinese Philosophy,” in Philosophy East and West (April 1978); “An Ch’ang-ho’s Conception of Political Education,” Journal of Korean Affairs (July 1975).
Areas of Expertise/Specialization
- History of Western political thought with emphasis on German political ideas since the eighteenth century; classical Chinese philosophy, and modern Chinese, Japanese, and Korean social and political thought; comparative political thought