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Moonsil Lee Kim

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Building 2 (B2)
(401) 456-8039
mkim@ric.edu
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​Academic Background

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Ph.D., Chinese History, September 2014
Dissertation: “Food Redistribution during China’s Qin and Han Periods: Accordance and discordance among ideologies, policies, and their implementation”

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
M.A., East Asian Studies, 2004
Thesis: “Dietary condition and Differential Access to Food Resources among the Various Classes during the Han Period”

Korea University, Seoul, Korea
B.A., Asian History, 2001

Courses Taught

HIST 102 Asia In the World (Fall, Spring, Summer)
HIST 344 History of East Asia to 1600 (Fall)
HIST 345 History of China in Modern Times (Fall, 2018)
HIST 346 Japanese History through Art and Literature (Spring)
HIST 350 Topics: “History of Korea” (Spring, 2018)
FYS 100 First Year Seminar

“Food and Medicine in East Asia” (Fall, 2016)
“North Korea through Film and Media” (Spring, 2018)

Publications and Scholarly Works

"History of Fermented Foods in Northeast Asia" in Ethnic Fermented Foods and Alcoholic Beverages of Asia, Springer, 2016.

“Discrepancy between Laws and their Implementation: An Analysis on Granaries, Statutes, and Rations during China's Qin and Han Periods” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, expected 59/3, 2016.

“Welfare Food Policies in Early Imperial China” Journal of American Oriental Society, manuscript accepted, 2015.

“Food Redistribution during China’s Qin and Han Periods: Accordance and Discordance among Ideologies, Policies, and Their Implementation,” Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, Sep. 2014.

“Food Preparation and Feasting from Images, Grave Goods, and Texts: Absence of Classical Learning and Philosophy?” In the Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Art and Humanities, Honolulu, Jan. 2011.

“Food from the Tomb,” Dig, vol. 11, no. 9, Nov./Dec. 2009.

“Dietary Conditions and Differential Access to Food Resources among the Various Classes during the Han Period,” M.A. Thesis, University of Pittsburgh, Dec. 2004.​

Research Interests

Food and Medicine of East Asia
Law and Society in Early China
Japanese Cultural history through Visual Sources
Korean History and Culture​​

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