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Basic Infomation
Basic Infomation
Name Kim, Kyong Dong

of Term
2002-07-12 ~
Specialty Sociology
Degrees & Career
Degrees & Career
1959 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Seoul National University
1959-1960 Graduate School, Seoul National University
1961-1962 University of Michigan, U.S.A. (M.A.)
1961-1967 Professor, Seoul Women's University
1965-1966 Research Fellow, East-West Center, Hawaii, U.S.A.
1968-1969 Professor, Seoul National University
1969-1971 Cornell University, U.S.A. (Ph.D. in 1972)
1971-1977 Professor, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
1977-2002 Professor, Seoul National University
1983-1986 Director, Institute of Social Sciences, Seoul National University
1986-1987 Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC., U.S.A.
1987-1989 Dean of Planning and Coordination, Seoul National University
1989 President, Korean Sociological Association
1991 Directeur Associe (Visiting Professor), l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
1991-1993 Executive Director, SNU Development Fund
1996, 1998 Visiting Professor, Duke University, U.S.A.
1999 Who's Who in the 21st Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK.
1999-2007 Chairman, Korean Association for Information Society
2001-Present Visiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
2002-Present Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University
2007-Present Distinguished Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Practical Theology
2009-Present President, Korea Forum of Volunteerism
2011-Present Visiting Professor, KAIST Business School
Major Articles
Major Articles
2005 “Modernization as a Politico-Cultural Response and Modernity as a Cultural Mixture: An Alternative View of Korean Modernization.
2006 “Alternative Discourses in Korean Sociology: The Limits of Indigenization.
2008 “Selective Modernization and Alertanative Modernities: In Search of an Alternative Theory.” Journal of the National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea: Humanities and Social Sciences 47(2):105-161.
2010 “For a Sociological Understanding of Korea's Economic Developmnt.” Institution and Economy 4(2): 5-29(in Korean).
Major works
Major works
2007 East Meets West: Civilizational Encounters and the Spirit of Capitalism in East Asia. Leiden Boston: Brill. coedited with Hyun-Chin Lim
2008 Social Change in Korea. Paju: Jimoondang (co-ed, Korea Herald).
2010 Social Ethics in Korea: Business, Work, and Cyber Ethics. Cholhak Gwa Hyonsil (in Korean) coauthored with Yojin Kim