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Yong Choon Kim
Professor Emeritus of Religion
Department of Philosophy
174 Chafee Social Science Center
142 Flagg Rd.
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881

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Yong Kim is Professor of Religion, Emeritus, who has taught mainly Asian religions and philosophies since 1971. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from Temple University in 1969.  Dr. Kimís research areas include Korean religions and philosophies, especially Chondogyo/Donghak and Korean Christianity.  He has published an introductory text on Asian religions and a book on Chondogyo and numerous articles on Korean religions and philosophies.  He has received fellowships, grants, and stipends from Korea Foundation, National Endowment of Humanities, and others. 

Major publications include:

Oriental Thought: An Introduction to the Philosophical and Religious Thought of Asia, Charles Thomas, 1973; reprinted by Rowman and Littlefield, 1989.

The Chondogyo Concept of Man: An Essence of Korean Thought, Pan Korea (Bomhan) Book Co., 1978.

Consulting Editor (and a main author), Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy, Edited by Oliver Leaman, Routledge, 2001.

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