Research Profile

Kevin Cawley

Biography

Dr Kevin N. Cawley is Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies and Head of the Department of Asian Studies at UCC. He joined the department in September 2011 as the Director of the Irish Institute of Korean Studies and is the first lecturer in Korean Studies ever on the entire island of Ireland making UCC unique in this regards. He is the founding and managing editor of the Irish Journal of Asian Studies (IJAS) which was launched in June 2015. He also set up the Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) and is the current president of that association. In addition, he is also an executive editor of the international journal 'Asian Ethnicity' (Routledge).

Dr Cawley is originally from Co. Armagh in Ireland, and completed his undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin in French and Irish. He has lived in Korea for several years, and obtained a Masters (with distinction) and PhD in Korean Studies from the School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) at the University of Sheffield. During his time there he also worked as an interpreter for North Korean refugees. 
He returned to Ireland having completed a research fellowship at the Kyujanggak - Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University (SNU) - South Korea's premier university. He has been the recipient of several prestigious grants and awards, totaling over €300,000.00. 

His latest book,The Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea (Routledge: New York, 2019), 
was No 5 on Amazon's 'hot new releases' relating to religion and spirituality.

Research Interests

Dr Cawley researches Korea’s intellectual history, both philosophical and religious traditions, by engaging with contemporary critical theory. He is also interested in acculturation between traditions, such as Buddhism and Neo-Confucianism, and in particular, between Christianity and Neo-Confucianism in the late 18th /early 19th century.

As a linguist, he is also interested in the issues that arise when translating ideas and concepts about 'God(s)' into different East Asian languages, cultures and contexts, and has adapted Jacques Derrida's 'de-construction' as a method to approach such inter-cultural translational complexities.

He also researches and publishes on gender and sexuality, ethnicity and identity.

Research Languages:  English, French, Korean, Irish, Italian, Latin and Classical Chinese.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Asian Community Lecture"Foreign Industry21-DEC-1601-MAY-17€43,837.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea.
Kevin N. Cawley (2019) Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea. New York: Routledge.   [Details]
(2014)Korean History: A Beginner’s Guide.
Kevin N. Cawley with Kim Tae-gyu. (2014) Korean History: A Beginner’s Guide. Seoul: Adbooks. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'T’oegye Yi Hwang (1501-1570) and The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning: A Holistic Overview of the Confucian Kingly Way'
Kevin N. Cawley (2018) 'T’oegye Yi Hwang (1501-1570) and The Ten Diagrams on Sage Learning: A Holistic Overview of the Confucian Kingly Way'. The Journal of Toegye Studies, 1 (1):41-68 [Details]
(2018)'Reinforced Hetero-Normativity: Gender Constructs in Chosŏn (1392-1910) Korea'
Kevin N. Cawley (2018) 'Reinforced Hetero-Normativity: Gender Constructs in Chosŏn (1392-1910) Korea'. Irish Journal of Asian Studies, 4 :39-52   [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'Back to the future: Recalibrating the myth of Korea's homogenous ethnicity'
Kevin N. Cawley (2016) 'Back to the future: Recalibrating the myth of Korea's homogenous ethnicity'. Asian Ethnicity,   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Pioneering Korean Studies: The Irish Institute of Korean Studies'
Kevin N. Cawley (2016) 'Pioneering Korean Studies: The Irish Institute of Korean Studies'. Gyeongnam Journal of Cultural Studies, 34 :147-166 [Details]
(2015)'Inaugural Editorial'
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) 'Inaugural Editorial'. Irish Journal of Asian Studies, 1 (1)   [Details]
(2014)'“Dis-assembling Traditions: Deconstructing Tasan via Matteo Ricci”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2014) '“Dis-assembling Traditions: Deconstructing Tasan via Matteo Ricci”'. Journal Of The Royal Asiatic Society, 24 (2):297-313   [Details]
(2014)'“Traces of the Same within the Other: Deconstructing Tasan's Christo-Confucianology”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2014) '“Traces of the Same within the Other: Deconstructing Tasan's Christo-Confucianology”'. Tasanhak - The Journal of Tasan Studies, 24 (2):71-106 [Details]
(2013)'“In the Name(s) of God: Matteo Ricci’s Translational Apostolate”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2013) '“In the Name(s) of God: Matteo Ricci’s Translational Apostolate”'. Translation Studies, 6 (3):293-308   [Details]
(2012)'“Deconstructing Hegemony: Catholic Texts in Chosŏn’s Neo-Confucian Context”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2012) '“Deconstructing Hegemony: Catholic Texts in Chosŏn’s Neo-Confucian Context”'. Acta Koreana, 15 (1):15-42   [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'The Silk Letter: A Case of Transcultural Religious Conversion and Conflict'
Kevin N. Cawley (2017) 'The Silk Letter: A Case of Transcultural Religious Conversion and Conflict' In: David W. Kim (eds). Religious Encounter in a Transcultural Society. USA: Lexington Books. [Details]
(2015)'“Dangerous Women in the Early Catholic Church in Korea”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) '“Dangerous Women in the Early Catholic Church in Korea”' In: Religious Transformation in Modern Asia. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
(2014)'“Korea’s History of Ideas: An Overview with Some European Encounters”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2014) '“Korea’s History of Ideas: An Overview with Some European Encounters”' In: European Perspectives on Korea. Dublin/Turin: Trinity College\Trauben Press.   [Details]
(2013)'“Constructing Sirhak: Reconstructing Chŏng Yagyong”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2013) '“Constructing Sirhak: Reconstructing Chŏng Yagyong”' In: Constructing the ‘Other’: Asian studies, Within and Without. Bremen: EHV. [Details]
(2013)'“Matteo Ricci and Korea: Korea and Matteo Ricci”'
Kevin N. Cawley (2013) '“Matteo Ricci and Korea: Korea and Matteo Ricci”' In: Scorci di Corea - Glimpses of Korea. Dublin/Turin: Trinity College/Trauben Press.   [Details]
(2012)'Contextualising Tasan: From Sirhak to Sangje'
Kevin N. Cawley (2012) 'Contextualising Tasan: From Sirhak to Sangje' In: Lee Suna (Trans.) (eds). Cultural Transfer and Collapse of Traditional East Asian Scholarship. Seoul: Sŏnin. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2016)Review of 'A History of Korean Christianity' by Sebastian C.H. Kim and Kirsteen Kim. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. In 'Irish Theological Quarterly': 83:4.
Kevin N. Cawley (2016) Review of 'A History of Korean Christianity' by Sebastian C.H. Kim and Kirsteen Kim. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. In 'Irish Theological Quarterly': 83:4. Book Reviews [Details]
(2015)Review of 'The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity' by Gerardo Marti and Gladys Ganiel.New York, Oxford University Press, 2014. In 'The Journal of the Irish Association for the Academic Study of Religions', 2(1):140-142.
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) Review of 'The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity' by Gerardo Marti and Gladys Ganiel.New York, Oxford University Press, 2014. In 'The Journal of the Irish Association for the Academic Study of Religions', 2(1):140-142. Book Reviews   [Details]
(2014)Review of: The Missions of the Portuguese Augustinians to Persia and Beyond (1602–1747), by John M. Flannery. Brill: Leiden 2013. In the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 24 (4): 648-650.
Kevin N. Cawley (2014) Review of: The Missions of the Portuguese Augustinians to Persia and Beyond (1602–1747), by John M. Flannery. Brill: Leiden 2013. In the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 24 (4): 648-650. Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)Review of: Korea – A Religious History, by James H. Grayson. Routledge: London 2002. In Asian Ethnicity (Routledge), 14(4): 547-549.
Kevin N. Cawley (2013) Review of: Korea – A Religious History, by James H. Grayson. Routledge: London 2002. In Asian Ethnicity (Routledge), 14(4): 547-549. Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Review of: Social Darwinism and Nationalism in Korea, by Vladimir TikhonovLeiden & Boston: Brill 2010. In Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, 24(1):192-194.
Kevin N. Cawley (2011) Review of: Social Darwinism and Nationalism in Korea, by Vladimir TikhonovLeiden & Boston: Brill 2010. In Seoul Journal of Korean Studies, 24(1):192-194. Book Reviews [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

 YearPublication
(2017)Routledge Encyclopedia of Chinese History - Entries relating to Chinese Philosophy: Choson, Han Fei Zi, Han Yu, Li Ao, Li Ji (Book of Rites), Lu Xiangshan, Ren, Shang Yang, Silla, Shangshu, Yi Jing.
Kevin N. Cawley (2017) Routledge Encyclopedia of Chinese History - Entries relating to Chinese Philosophy: Choson, Han Fei Zi, Han Yu, Li Ao, Li Ji (Book of Rites), Lu Xiangshan, Ren, Shang Yang, Silla, Shangshu, Yi Jing. London:Routledge. Encyclopedia Entries.   [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2012)12 specially commissioned articles for 'The Korea Times' series on: Rediscovering Korean History.
Kevin Cawley (2012) 12 specially commissioned articles for 'The Korea Times' series on: Rediscovering Korean History. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Interview

 YearPublication
(2017)North Korea's recent missile tests and the Trump effect.
Interview with RTE TV and Radio presenter Brendan O'Connor on the Marian Finucane show about the latest North Korean missile tests. Listen to the interview here: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/#102594885 (2017) North Korea's recent missile tests and the Trump effect. Interview   [Details]
(2017)'South Korea Goes Non-Nuclear' in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15:6.
Kevin N. Cawley interviewed by Adrian Burton (2017) 'South Korea Goes Non-Nuclear' in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15:6. Interview [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2018One Asia Foundation Lecture Series : $40,000.00 One Asia Foundation
2017Korea Foundation Fellowship for Korean Studies 2015-2017 $90,000.00 Korea Foundation
2016One Asia Foundation Award - $50,000.00 One Asia Foundation
2011Visiting Lecturer Fellowship 2011-2014 - $90,000.00 The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS)
2011Kyujanggak Research Fellowship Award Seoul National University
2009Korea Foundation Fellowship Award Korea Foundation
2008British Association of Korean Studies (BAKS) Bursary British Association of Korean Studies
2008Korea Foundation Fellowship Award Korea Foundation
2007University of Sheffield Scholarship University of Sheffield
2007Yulgok Institute (Yulgok Hak’hoe) Bursary Yulgok Institute
2005Korea Foundation Fellowship Award Korea Foundation

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
• Irish Journal of Asian Studies - IJAS Managing and Founding Editor/
• Asian Ethnicity - Peer-reviewed Journal Executive Editor/
• Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) Acting (Founding) Secretary/
• British Association of Korean Studies (BAKS) Council member/
• The Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE) -/
• European Society for Translation Studies (ESTS) -/
• Peer reviewer for several international journals -/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA) Conference: “Confluence, Integration, and Renovation: Korean Philosophy and Modernity in the East Asian Context”,
Kevin N. Cawley (2018) Early Catholic Textuality during the Joseon Dynasty. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA) Conference: “Confluence, Integration, and Renovation: Korean Philosophy and Modernity in the East Asian Context”, Stanford University, USA , 18-OCT-18 - 19-OCT-18. [Details]
(2018)Blending and Construction: The Religious History and Culture of East Asia,
Kevin N. Cawley (2018) Korea's Intercultural Religious History - An Overview. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Blending and Construction: The Religious History and Culture of East Asia, Shanghai University - College of Liberal Arts , 30-MAR-18. [Details]
(2018)Asian Studies,
Kevin N. Cawley (2018) Asian Studies at University College Cork. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Asian Studies, Xiamen University of Technology, China , 27-MAR-18. [Details]
(2018)East Asian Interactions IV,
Kevin N. Cawley (2018) T'oegye Yi Hwang (1501-1570): The Seriousness of Mindfulness in the Ten Diagrams of Sage Learning. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], East Asian Interactions IV, University of Oxford , 03-MAR-18. [Details]
(2017)North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA) Conference: Why Korean Philosophy Today? Its relevance to the 21st Century',
Kevin N. Cawley (2017) Toegye, Mindfulness and Cognitive Humanistic Therapy (CHT). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], North American Korean Philosophy Association (NAKPA) Conference: Why Korean Philosophy Today? Its relevance to the 21st Century', Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea , 25-OCT-17 - 27-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017)Korean Philosophy and Modern Korea,
Kevin N. Cawley (2017) Lecture Series. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Korean Philosophy and Modern Korea, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies - HUFS - Seoul, South Korea . [Details]
(2017)Transcultural Asia - IAAS International Conference,
Kevin N. Cawley (2017) Irish Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Transcultural Asia - IAAS International Conference, UCC , 09-JUN-17 - 10-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017)Transcultural Asia - IAAS International Conference,
Kevin N. Cawley (2017) Panel Chair. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Transcultural Asia - IAAS International Conference, UCC . [Details]
(2017)On Naming God(s) in East Asia: Mission Strategies and Mission Mishaps,
Kevin N. Cawley (2017) Invited Speaker. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], On Naming God(s) in East Asia: Mission Strategies and Mission Mishaps, Trinity College Dublin - April 2017 . [Details]
(2016)Inaugural Conference of the Irish Association for Asian Studies - IAAS 1,
Kevin N. Cawley (2016) Co-organised first IAAS Conference on the theme of 'Commemoration'. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Inaugural Conference of the Irish Association for Asian Studies - IAAS 1, DCU, Dublin , 17-JUN-16 - 18-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)Inaugural Conference of IAAS,
Kevin N. Cawley (2016) Orgainsed Korean Panel and presented paper on: Genealogical Commemoration in Pre-modern Korea - State Enforced Heteronormativity. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Inaugural Conference of IAAS, DCU, Dublin , 18-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016)SOAS, University of London Seminar Series,
Kevin N. Cawley (2016) The Phantom Menace: 'The Silk Letter' and Confucian Martyrs of Catholicism. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], SOAS, University of London Seminar Series, London . [Details]
(2016)East Asian Interactions IV,
Kevin N. Cawley (2016) The Silk Letter of Hwang Sayong (1801): Dangerous Liaisons. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], East Asian Interactions IV, University of Oxford , 05-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015)Trends and Perspectives in Overseas Koreanology Studies,
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) The Irish Institute of Korean Studies and Korean Studies in Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], Trends and Perspectives in Overseas Koreanology Studies, Gyeongsang National University, South Korea , 16-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)Conception of 'Life' and 'Nature' in Classical Discourses on Korea,
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) Discussant on 'Critical Perspectives in Classical Discourses' panel. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conception of 'Life' and 'Nature' in Classical Discourses on Korea, SOAS, London , 09-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015)Korea's Religious and Philosophical Traditions,
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) Lecture series. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Korea's Religious and Philosophical Traditions, Pusan National University . [Details]
(2015)East Asian Interactions,
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) Early Nineteenth Century Korea: Constructions of Good Women, Married Virgins and Executions. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], East Asian Interactions, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford , 07-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015)“Female Martyrs in the early Catholic Church in Korea”,
Kevin N. Cawley (2015) “Female Martyrs in the early Catholic Church in Korea”. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], “Female Martyrs in the early Catholic Church in Korea”, Institute of East Asian Studies of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic , 20-FEB-15. [Details]
(2015)KOREA - Gateway to Asia - Business Workshop,
Kevin Cawley and Prof. Deirdre Hunt (2015) Two day workshop focusing on Korean trading documentation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], KOREA - Gateway to Asia - Business Workshop, Irish Management Institute, Dublin , 22-JAN-15 - 23-JAN-15. [Details]
(2014)'Korean Studies in Europe',
Kevin Cawley (2014) Workshop relating to developing Korean Studies. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], 'Korean Studies in Europe', University of Groningen, Netherlands , 17-DEC-14 - 19-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Dangerous Women and Violent Confucians: Early Catholicism in Korea,
Kevin Cawley (2014) Invited Public Lecture. [Plenary Lecture], Dangerous Women and Violent Confucians: Early Catholicism in Korea, Trinity College Dublin , 08-DEC-14 - 08-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)Korean Identities in a Global Age,
Kevin Cawley (2014) Chairing a panel on religious identities and co-organising BAKS (British Association of Korean Studies) International Conference at the University of Sheffield, UK. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Korean Identities in a Global Age, University of Sheffield , 01-NOV-14 - 01-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014)Lecturing on Korean Religious and Philosophical Traditions: From Mountain Gods to Sages,
Kevin Cawley (2014) Summer 2014 Visiting Professor. [Other], Lecturing on Korean Religious and Philosophical Traditions: From Mountain Gods to Sages, Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea . [Details]
(2013)Korea Lecture Series, “Bringing the name(s) of God to East Asia: Missions and (Mis)adventures in Translation”,
Kevin Cawley (2013) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Korea Lecture Series, “Bringing the name(s) of God to East Asia: Missions and (Mis)adventures in Translation”, SOAS, UK , 01-NOV-13 - 01-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)Encountering Korea: History, Identity and Ideas’,
Kevin Cawley (2013) International Conference Covener. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Encountering Korea: History, Identity and Ideas’, School of Asian Studies, University College Cork , 01-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)The Oriental Institute: Guest lecture: “In God’s Name(s): The Missiological Quest for Equivalence in East Asia”,
Kevin Cawley (2013) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Oriental Institute: Guest lecture: “In God’s Name(s): The Missiological Quest for Equivalence in East Asia”, University of Oxford, UK . [Details]
(2013)EURKOREA International Conference, “Korea’s Contribution to the History of Ideas in East Asia”,
Kevin Cawley (2013) Opening Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], EURKOREA International Conference, “Korea’s Contribution to the History of Ideas in East Asia”, Trinity College Dublin , 01-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013)“Early Christianities: Ireland and Korea”,
Kevin Cawley (2013) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], “Early Christianities: Ireland and Korea”, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea , 01-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)“Colonial Legacies in Ireland and Korea”,
Kevin Cawley (2013) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], “Colonial Legacies in Ireland and Korea”, Yeungnam National University, Daegu, South Korea , 01-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013)“La voie de la sagesse Coréene”,
Kevin Cawley (2013) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], “La voie de la sagesse Coréene”, Department of History, Université de Rouen, France , 01-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)“Early Translational Issues for Missionaries in East Asia”,
Kevin Cawley (2013) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], “Early Translational Issues for Missionaries in East Asia”, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS) , 01-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012)“The Matteo Ricci Effect in Korea”,
Kevin Cawley (2012) Conference Paper. [Oral Presentation], “The Matteo Ricci Effect in Korea”, ASIA International Conference, University College Cork , 01-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012)“Traces of the Same within the Other: Deconstructing Tasan's Christo-Confucianology”,
Kevin Cawley (2012) Conference Paper. [Oral Presentation], “Traces of the Same within the Other: Deconstructing Tasan's Christo-Confucianology”, The Tasan Foundation ‘Heritage of Humanity International Conference’, Seoul , 01-JUL-12. [Details]
(2011)“Tasan: A Confucian Philosopher?”,
Kevin Cawley (2011) Conference Paper. [Oral Presentation], “Tasan: A Confucian Philosopher?”, ASIA International Conference, University College Cork , 01-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)“Contextualizing Tasan’s Deconstruction of Christianity”,
Kevin Cawley (2011) Conference Paper. [Oral Presentation], “Contextualizing Tasan’s Deconstruction of Christianity”, Sungkyunkwan International Conference on East Asian Intellectual Changes , 01-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)“Christian Texts in a Neo-Confucian Context: The Genesis of the Catholic Church in Korea”,
Kevin Cawley (2011) Conference Paper. [Oral Presentation], “Christian Texts in a Neo-Confucian Context: The Genesis of the Catholic Church in Korea”, Sogang University International Conference on Korean Religions , 01-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)“Christo-Confucian Texts: Seeds of Transformation”,
Kevin Cawley (2011) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], “Christo-Confucian Texts: Seeds of Transformation”, Kyujanggak, International Center for Korean Studies, Seoul National University , 01-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)“Le Néo-Confucianisme en Corée”,
Kevin Cawley (2010) Guest Lecture. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], “Le Néo-Confucianisme en Corée”, Department of History, Université de Rouen, France , 01-NOV-10. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CADC - College Academic Development Committee committee member/
British Association of Korean Studies (BAKS) BAKS Academic Council Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Seoul National University Kyujanggak Research Fellow01-JAN-11 / 01-SEP-11
University of Sheffield Korean instructor01-OCT-09 / 01-JUN-10

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011University of Sheffield PHDKorean Philosophy and Religion
2006University of Sheffield MASTER OF ARTSKorean Studies
1995Trinity College Dublin B.A.French & Irish

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Korean FluentFluentFluent
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
Italian FluentFunctionalFunctional
Latin FluentFunctionalNone
Scottish Gaelic FunctionalBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

RTE One - News at Six TV interview: Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump agree to meeting

Interviewed on Morning Ireland by Audrey Carville on Sept 5th about how to deal with North Korea's latest provocations. http://www.rte.ie/radio1/morning-ireland/#102596312

As Director of The Irish Institute of Korean Studies at UCC, spoke at length with RTE TV and Radio presenter Brendan O'Connor on the Marian Finucane show about the latest North Korean missile tests.

Interviewed on the Marian Finucane RTE Radio One show in relation to Kim Jong-Un and North Korea in May 2016.

RTE News at 6 TV interview on the death of Kim Jong-Il.

Regularly interviewed for Irish and Korean radio/newspapers related to Korean Affairs.


Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Journal Of Asian Studies Editor-
Asian Ethnicity Editor-

Other Activities

 Description

• Radio Interview on 2 Feb. 2015: for the very popular Seoul radio station 'TBS eFM' for their programme 'This Morning' - interviewer: Alex Jensen - on successfully establishing Korean Studies at UCC and its growth in Ireland.

Founding and Managing Editor: The Irish Journal of Asian Studies - www.irishjournalofasianstudies.org

Film Researcher/Script Editor: Two part documentary for Discovery Channel Asia by BAFTA Award winning producer Stewart Binns. Title: Korea, The Forgotten War in Colour. 2010.

Newspaper Interviews: Regular interviews for Korea Times on Korea-related current affairs. Interviewed for Korea Herald culture section. July 2012.

Newspaper articles: Contributed series of articles to the Korea Times on “Rediscovering Korean History”. 2012-2013.

Irish Language Radio Interviews: Raidió Fáilte N. Ireland: interviews in Irish on Korean culture, history, philosophy and religions. 2010-present.

TV Interview: National Irish News - RTE News at Six: ‘On the death of Kim Jong-il’. Dec. 2011.

Radio Interviews: i) West Coast Radio, Ireland: ‘Kim Jong-un and N. Korean threats’. March 2013. ii) BBC Radio N. Ireland: ‘UN Report on NK’. February 2014.

Teaching Activities

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Korea¿s Modern History and Economy AS2002Korea¿s Modern History and Economy
2020The Transcultural Community: Past, Present and Future AS2000The Transcultural Community: Past, Present and Future
2020Readings in Contemporary Korean Culture and Current Affairs AS3006Readings in Contemporary Korean Culture and Current Affairs
2020From Mountain Gods to Sages: Korea's Religious and Philosophical Traditions AS3009From Mountain Gods to Sages: Korea's Religious and Philosophical Traditions
2020Contemporary Society in Korea and Japan AS6021Contemporary Society in Korea and Japan
2020Dissertation in Asian Studies AS6100Dissertation in Asian Studies
2020Guided Study Project-Korean AS1600Guided Study Project-Korean
2020Introduction to Modern Asia AS1001Introduction to Modern Asia

Contact details


  • Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies

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