Kyoim Yun

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-3207
Wescoe Hall
Room 2100
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Teaching Interests

  • Korean culture/history/anthropology
  • East Asian Popular Culture
  • Language

Research Interests

  • Anthropology/folklore, Korean history, language teaching, heritage studies, happiness, Templestay

Selected Publications

Yun, Kyoim. "The Economic Imperative of UNESCO Recognition: A South Korean Shamanic Ritual." UNESCO on the Ground: Local Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage Policy. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, September/October 2015. Encounters: Explorations in Folklore and Ethnomusicology 1.

Selected Presentations

Yun, K. . (05/20/2017). Fire and Fury: The Cheju Rebellion of 1901 . Colloquium at the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Washington . Seattle, Washington. Available Here

Yun, K. . (03/09/2016). “Fire and Fury: The Cheju Rebellion of 1901” . The University of Washington Center for Korea Studies 2015-2016 Korea Colloquia Speaker Series. University of Washington, Seattle. Available Here

Yun, K. . (12/04/2014 - 12/04/2014). The “Temple Stay” Boom in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times”. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC


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