photo: Jisoo Kim

Jisoo Kim

Title:
Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History, International Affairs, and East Asian Languages and Literatures
Office:
Room 315
Address: Phillips Hall
801 22nd Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-6761
Fax: 202-994-6231
Email:
jsk10@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Gender and legal history of early modern Korea

Background

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. Professor Kim is currently working on her second book-length project, tentatively titled Crime of Violence: Forensic Medicine, Dead Bodies, and Legal Emotions in Early Modern Korea.

Education

Ph.D., Columbia University

Publications

The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Chosŏn Korea (Seattle: University of Washington Press, December 2015).

With JaHyun and Kim Haboush, The Great East Asian War of 1592 and the Birth of the Korean Nation. Edited by William Haboush and Jisoo M. Kim with Sixiang Wang, Hwisang Cho, and Ksenia Chizhova-Kim. (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2016).

“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.

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): 20339.

“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), 81107.

Classes Taught

IAFF 2091: East Asia: Past and Present

HIST 2605W: Gender, Power, and Sexuality in East Asia

HIST 3601: Two Koreas: Identities and Division

HIST 3630: History of Korea

HIST 4098W: Thesis Seminar for the History Major

HIST 6630: Modern Korean History

HIST 6001: Gender, Subjectivity, and Social Change in East Asia

HIST 6601: Asia: History, Memory, Violence

HIST 6601: Human Rights in the Two Koreas