Jisoo M. Kim
Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures
Phillips Hall 315
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Jisoo M. Kim is a specialist in gender and legal history of early modern Korea. Her broader research interests include crime and justice, forensic medicine, history of emotions, literary representations of the law, diglossia, vernacular, and gender and sexuality. Her first book, The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Chosŏn Korea (Seattle: University of Washington Press, December 2015), traces the discourse of emotions in the realm of law and examines how the narrative of wŏn (冤) or the sense of being wronged played a crucial role in seeking and performing justice. Prof. Kim is currently working on her second book-length project, tentatively titled Crime of Violence: Forensic Medicine, Dead Bodies, and Legal Culture in Early Modern Korea.
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2010.
JaHyun Kim Haboush, The Great East Asian War of 1592 and the Birth of the Korean Nation. Co-edited by William Haboush and Jisoo M. Kim with Sixiang Wang, Hwisang Cho, and Ksenia Chizhova-Kim. New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2016.
The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Chosŏn Korea. Seattle: University of Washington Press, December 2015.
“Women’s Legal Voice: Language, Power, and Gender Performativity in Late Chosŏn Korea,” Journal of Asian Studies vol. 74 no. 3 (August 2015): 667−86.
“Pŏp kwa kamjŏng: Chosŏn chŏn’gi chaesanpunjaeng ŭl t’onghae pon hyo wa yŏl ŭi kaldŭng 법과 감정: 조선전기 재산분쟁을 통해 본 효와 열의 갈등 [Law and Emotion: Tension between Filiality and Fidelity in a Property Dispute of Early Chosŏn Korea],” tr. by Choe Key-Sook and Chong Yong-Kyoung in Choe Key-Sook eds., Kamsŏng sahoe: kamsŏng ŭn ŏttŏk’ae munhwa tongryŏk yi toeonna 감성사회: 감성은 어떻게 문화동력이 되었나 [The Affective Society: How Affect Came to be the Source of Culture] (Seoul: Kŭl hang’ari Press, 2014), 81−107.
“Law and Emotion: Tension between Filiality and Fidelity in a Property Dispute of Early Chosŏn Korea,” Tongbang hakji [Journal of Eastern studies] vol. 162 (June 2013): 203-39.
“Crossing the Boundary of Inner Quarters: Elite Women’s Petitioning Activity in Late Chosŏn Korea,” in Hyuk-Rae Kim ed., Korean Studies Forum vol. 4 (Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2010), 221– 43.
“Individual Petitions: Petitions by Women in the Chosŏn,” in JaHyun Kim Haboush, ed., Epistolary Korea: Letters in the Communicative Space of the Chosŏn, 1392–1910, (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), 68–76.
IAFF 2091: East Asia: Past and Present
HIST 2605 W: Gender, Power, and Sexuality in East Asia
HIST 3601: Two Koreas: Identities and Division
HIST 3630: History of Korea
HIST 4098 W: Thesis Seminar for the History Major
HIST 6630: Modern Korean History
HIST 6601: Asia: History, Memory, Violence
HIST 6601: Human Rights in the Koreas