Sonja M. Kim

Sonja M. Kim

Assistant Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies

Ph.D., East Asian Languages and Cultures (specializing in Korean history), University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

Office: LS G610
Phone: 777-3861

Areas of Study and Interest

Korean History
History of Medicine, Science, and Technology
Gender, Race, Nation, and Empire in East Asia

Recent Courses

Korean Civilization
Gender, Culture, and Korean Society
Korea in the Age of Empire, 1876-1945
Divided Korea, 1945 to the Present
Medicine and the Body in East Asia
Sick (Wo)Man of East Asia (AAAS Major Seminar)
History of Women in East Asia
East Asia and the Japanese Empire

Current Book Projects

Caring for their Own: Women and the Making of Modern Care in Korea, 1895-1938 (Book manuscript)
Intersections with Science, Medicine, and Technology (Volume co-edited with Michael J. Pettid)

Recent Publications

"Missionaries and 'A Better Baby Movement' in Colonial Korea." In Margaret Jolly and Hyaeweol Choi, eds. Divine Domesticities: Christian Missionaries and Women in Asia and the Pacific. Canberra, Australia: Australian National University Press (forthcoming).

"Kang Kyŏngae: Introduction and Translations of '200 Yen for My Manuscript,' 'The Path Chosŏn Women Must Tread,' and 'On Leaving Kando, a Farewell to Kando.' In Christopher P. Hanscom, Walter K. Lew, and Youngju Ryu, eds. Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era. Korean Classics Library: Historical Materials Series. Honolulu: University of Hawai'I Press, 2013. 

"In the Margins: Writing on Medicine in Korea after 1876." Ŭisahak  (Korean Journal of Medical History) 19:2
(December 2010): 255-298.

"'Limiting Birth': Birth Control in Colonial Korea," in East Asian Science, Technology, and Society: an International
2, no. 3 (2008): 335-359.

"The Search for Health: Translating Wisaeng and Medicine During the Taehan Empire." In Kim Dong-no, John B. Duncan, and Kim Do-hyung, eds., Reform and Modernity in the Taehan Empire. Seoul, Korea: Jimoondang, 2006.

Last Updated: 2/24/15