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Director of Graduate Studies in East and Southeast Asian and Assoc Professor, Chinese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Assoc Professor, Chinese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Assoc Professor, Chinese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Assoc Professor, Chinese
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Young Kyun Oh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics (historical phonology) after his M.A. degree in philosophy at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. He works on the cultural connection among East Asian societies, with particular foci on the language and the book. His ultimate interest lies in how cultures interact to influence each other, how language, books, and other kind of media function as vehicles of cultural transmission and exchange, and how different geographical regions come to be seen as forming a continuous cultural space. He published a book, Engraving Virtue: the Print History of a Premodern Moral Primer (Brill, 2013), which explores the print history of the Samgang Haengsil-to [Illustrated Guide to the Three Relations], one of the most frequently printed, reprinted, reedited, and distributed texts in Choson Korean (1398-1910). In thiis, he examined how the canonical Sinitic-Confucian ethics of filial piety, loyalty, and uxorial devotion planted their roots in the Korean society through books and literacy. His next projects include the cultural history of books in Korea, and the development and spread of encyclopedic knowledge in East Asia from the fourteenth to nineteenth century. 

Research Interests

Sino-Korean cultural connection, history of books and print culture in Korea and East Asia, Chinese linguistics, history of Chinese, and history of Korean.

Publications
  • Young Kyun Oh. Engraving Virtue: The Printing History of a Premodern Korean Moral Primer. (2013).
  • Young Kyun Oh. "Printing the Samgang Haengsil-to [Illustrated Guide to the Three Relationships], a Premodern Korean Moral Primer.". Journal of East Asian Publishing and Society (2011).
  • Yong-gyun Oh [Oh, Young Kyun]. Ryuso ui songnip kwa Unbu kunok" [The Yunfu qunyu and the formation of leishu (Categorized Documents)]. Ch’aek ui munhwasa-Unbu gunok kwa Taedong Unbu gunok [A cultural history of books-the Yunfu qunyu and the Taedong unbu gunok] (In Korean) (2010).
  • Young Kyun Oh. An Etymological Puzzle in Linguistic Fossils: Bat-Rats or Flying Rats?. Duoshijiao xia de Zhongguo yuyan yu wenhua tantao [Inquiries into Chinese Language and Culture from Diverse Perspectives] (2010).
  • Oh Yông-gyun [Young Kyun Oh]. "Sa wa t’ô, kû­rigo shinhwa û­i kû­rû­t" [Shè and t’ô, and the vessel of myths]. Tong-Ashia munhwa wa yesul [Art in East Asia] (2008).
  • Young Oh. "Two Shilla Intellectuals in Tang: Cases of Early Sino-Korean Cultural Connection". T'ang Studies (2008).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Dialectal variation from China or Internal sound change in Korea?. Zhongguo beifang fangyan yu wenhua [Dialects and culture of northern China] (2008).
  • Oh, Young Kyun (Author) . The Translation of Chinese philosophical texts in Korea: the next generation. One into many: Translation and the dissemination of Classical Chinese Literature (2003).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 294Special Topics
CHI 294Special Topics
CHI 482History of Chinese Language
CHI 493Honors Thesis
CHI 580Practicum
CHI 592Research
CHI 593Applied Project
CHI 595Continuing Registration
CHI 598Special Topics
CHI 599Thesis
CHI 690Reading and Conference
CHI 780Practicum
CHI 784Internship
CHI 790Reading and Conference
CHI 792Research
CHI 795Continuing Registration
CHI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 380The Chinese Language
CHI 492Honors Directed Study
CHI 590Reading and Conference
CHI 592Research
CHI 593Applied Project
CHI 595Continuing Registration
CHI 599Thesis
CHI 690Reading and Conference
CHI 780Practicum
CHI 784Internship
CHI 790Reading and Conference
CHI 792Research
CHI 795Continuing Registration
CHI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 494Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
CHI 580Practicum
SLC 591Seminar
CHI 592Research
CHI 593Applied Project
CHI 595Continuing Registration
SLC 598Special Topics
CHI 598Special Topics
CHI 599Thesis
CHI 680Practicum
CHI 690Reading and Conference
CHI 691Seminar
CHI 780Practicum
CHI 784Internship
CHI 790Reading and Conference
CHI 792Research
CHI 795Continuing Registration
CHI 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 380The Chinese Language
CHI 590Reading and Conference
CHI 592Research
CHI 593Applied Project
CHI 595Continuing Registration
CHI 599Thesis
CHI 684Internship
CHI 690Reading and Conference
CHI 780Practicum
CHI 784Internship
CHI 790Reading and Conference
CHI 792Research
CHI 795Continuing Registration
CHI 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 120Intro to Chinese Culture
CHI 120Intro to Chinese Culture
CHI 482History of Chinese Language
CHI 580Practicum
CHI 590Reading and Conference
CHI 592Research
CHI 593Applied Project
CHI 595Continuing Registration
CHI 598Special Topics
CHI 599Thesis
CHI 680Practicum
CHI 690Reading and Conference
CHI 780Practicum
CHI 784Internship
CHI 790Reading and Conference
CHI 792Research
CHI 795Continuing Registration
CHI 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 380The Chinese Language
CHI 494Special Topics
SLC 494Special Topics
CHI 590Reading and Conference
CHI 592Research
CHI 593Applied Project
CHI 595Continuing Registration
CHI 598Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
CHI 599Thesis
CHI 680Practicum
CHI 690Reading and Conference
CHI 780Practicum
CHI 784Internship
CHI 790Reading and Conference
CHI 795Continuing Registration
CHI 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 120Intro to Chinese Culture
SLC 120Intro to Chinese Culture
CHI 590Reading and Conference
CHI 592Research
CHI 595Continuing Registration
CHI 599Thesis
CHI 680Practicum
CHI 690Reading and Conference
CHI 691Seminar
CHI 780Practicum
CHI 784Internship
CHI 790Reading and Conference
CHI 792Research
CHI 795Continuing Registration
CHI 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CHI 380The Chinese Language
CHI 482History of Chinese Language
SLC 492Honors Directed Study
CHI 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Young Kyun Oh. "Traveling Encyclopedia: the Yunfu qunyu in China and in Korea.". Annual Conference of Association for Asian Studies (Mar 2013).
  • Young Kyun Oh. "Bilingual Space: the Linguistic Hierarchy in a Choson-Korean Book.". American Oriental Society, Western Branch Annual Meeting (Nov 2012).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Value-added Publication-A Historical Overview of Printing the Yunfu qunyu. American Oriental Society, Western Branch Annual Meeting (Nov 2010).
  • Young Kyun Oh. A Book of Moral Superheroes: Making the Samgang Haengsil-to [Illustrated Guide to the Three Relations] in Choson Korea. East Asian Studies Lecture, Washington University in St. Louis (Sep 2010).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Engraved Virtues: the Printing History of the Samgang Haengshil-do [Illustrated Guide to the Three Relationships]. American Oriental Society Western Branch Annual Meeting, (Nov 2009).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Kkoktu nori, the traditional puppetry of Korea: ribald puppets packaged together with acrobatics, music and prostitution. 35th Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference (Oct 2009).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Cut your finger, Slash your thigh: What it takes to be a good person in Choson Korea (1392-1910). Invited Lecture, Institute for International Culture & Education, Sogang University (Aug 2009).
  • Young Kyun Oh. An Etymological Puzzle in Linguistic Fossils: Bat-Rats or Flying Rats?. Fourth Symposium of Chinese Regional Culture and Language (Jun 2009).
  • Young Kyun Oh. "Not for Sale: Books in Choson (1392-1910).". American Oriental Society Western Branch Annual Meeting (Oct 2008).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Competing etymologies: Old Sino-Korean etymologies of pakcwuy ‘bat (chiropetra)’. Third International Symposium on Chinese Regional Culture and Language (Oct 2008).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Competing etymologies: Old Sino-Korean etymologies of pakcwuy ‘bat (chiropetra)’. Third International Symposium on Chinese Regional Culture and Language (Oct 2008).
  • Young Kyun Oh. "A Brilliant Idea for a Writer’s Aid-the Yunfu qunyu of the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368).". School of International Letters and Cultures Work-in-Progress Lecture Series, ASU (Oct 2008).
  • Young Kyun Oh. "Old Chinese Second-Division Medial *r and Some Old Sino-Korean Reflexes.". 16th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (May 2008).
  • Oh, Young. "Dialectal variation from China or internal sound change in Korea?--an unsolved mystery in the history of Sino-Korean". The First International Symposium on Chinese Regional Culture and Language (Nov 2007).
  • Oh, Young. Review of "PaeksÅ�ng Å­i kyohwa wa yulli-sÅ� Å­i pogÅ­p: Samgang haengshil-do rÅ­l chungshim Å­ro” [Education of people and the distribution of books on ethics: a case of the Samgang haengshil-do (Illustrated Guide to the Three Relationships)]" by Young. 2007 International Conference on the Print Culture of the East and the West (Sep 2007).
  • Oh, Young. "Can books be controlled?". 2007 Global Forum on Civilization and Peace (Jun 2007).
  • Oh, Young. “Revisiting Old Chinese GÄ“ Rhyme Group--some insights from Old Sino-Korean”. 15th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics & 19th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics Joint Meeting (May 2007).
  • Oh, Young. Butterflies, flat fish, and leaves--what xiesheng could tell us. American Oriental Society, Western Branch Meeting, Victoria, B.C. Canada (Nov 2006).
  • Oh, Young. Ch'oe Chi-won and Hyech'o--early examples of Sino-Korean cultural exchange. American Oriental Society Western Branch Annual Meeting, Arizona State University (Nov 2005).
  • Oh, Young. Revisiting How Sino-Korean Got -l for Middle Chinese -t. Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) Conference, University of Sheffield, England (Jul 2005).
  • Oh, Young. Voiced final stops of Old Chinese and Old Sino-Korean evidence. 17th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) (Jun 2005).
  • Oh, Young. “Sa wa t’Å�, kÅ­rigo shinhwa Å­i kÅ­rÅ­t [She and t’Å�, and the vessel of myths]” (Korean). Annual Conference of the Association of East Asian Art and Culture
  • Oh, Young, Kornicki, Peter. “Reading Chinese Books in East Asia”. 35th Korean Studies Colloquium
Service
  • Executive Committee, Center for Asian Research, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Faculty Honors Advisors, Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, Faculty Advisor (2011 - Present)
  • Korea Journal of Chinese Language and Literature, Advisory Editorial Committee, Reviewer/member (2010 - Present)
  • ASU Confucius Institute Advisory Board, member (2008 - Present)
  • Academic Advising Committee, ASU Chinese Language Flagship Program, Member (2007 - Present)
  • SILC Undergraduate Steering Committee, Member (2006 - 2012)
  • Florence Immigrants and Refugees Rights Project, Volunteer Interpreter (2002 - 2012)
  • National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), lecturer (2004 - 2006)
  • International Students Office, ASU, lecturer (2004)