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Sunglim Kim

Assistant Professor

Asian Art

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2009
M.A. University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2000
B.A. University of California at Berkeley, 1996

Courses Taught at Dartmouth

  • Art History 61: Introduction to Korean Art
  • AMES11/Korean10: Introduction to Korean Culture
  • AMES 21: Cultural Struggles in Colonial Korea

Sunglim Kim also teaches AMES courses on Korean cultural history from prehistory to the contemporary period.

Special Interests

Sunglim Kim's scholarship focuses on pre-modern and early 20th-century Korean art and culture. Her research interests include the rise of consumer culture in late Chosŏn dynasty and the role of the professional nouveau riche, the so-called chungin (middle people) in the production, distribution, collection, and consumption of art in 18th and 19th century Korea; artistic exchanges among China, Korea, and Japan; the shaping of images of Korea and her people during the Japanese colonial period; and the use of visual space as political tool in modern and contemporary Korea.

Selected Publications

"Kim Chŏng-hŭi (1786-1856) and Sehando: The Evolution of a Late Chosŏn Korean Masterpiece," Archives of Asian Art, Vol. 56, (2006), pp. 31-60.

Catalogue entries on calligraphy in The Art of Korea: Highlights from the Collection of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum (Hong Kong: Stacy Quinn of Quinn Essentials Books and Printing, Inc., 2006).

Catalogue entries on Buddhist Paintings and translations of essays on metal crafts and ceramics in Goryeo Dynasty: Korea's Age of Englightenment 918-1393 (San Francisco Asian Art Museum--Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, in cooperation with the National Museum of Korea and the Nara National Museum, 2003).

Book manuscript in progress

  • From Middlemen to Center Stage: The Chungin Contribution to the Rise of Consumer Culture in the Late Chosŏn Dynasty (working title)

Last Updated: 3/5/14