Young Oh

Assoc Professor, Chinese
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0202

Biography

Young Kyun Oh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a doctorate in Chinese linguistics (historical phonology) after his master's degree in philosophy at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. He works on the cultural connection among East Asian societies, with particular foci on the language and the book. His ultimate interest lies in how cultures interact to influence each other, how language, books, and other kind of media function as vehicles of cultural transmission and exchange, and how different geographical regions come to be seen as forming a continuous cultural space.

He published a book, "Engraving Virtue: the Print History of a Premodern Moral Primer" (Brill, 2013), which explores the print history of the "Samgang Haengsil-to" [Illustrated Guide to the Three Relations], one of the most frequently printed, reprinted, reedited, and distributed texts in Choson Korean (1398-1910). In this, he examined how the canonical Sinitic-Confucian ethics of filial piety, loyalty, and uxorial devotion planted their roots in the Korean society through books and literacy. His next projects include the cultural history of books in Korea, and the development and spread of encyclopedic knowledge in East Asia from the 14th to 19th century. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Chinese linguistics (historical phonology), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. Philosophy, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Research Interests

Sino-Korean cultural connection, history of books and print culture in Korea and East Asia, Chinese linguistics, history of Chinese, and history of Korean.

Publications

  • Young Kyun Oh. Engraving Virtue: The Printing History of a Premodern Korean Moral Primer. (2013).
  • Young Kyun Oh. "Printing the Samgang Haengsil-to [Illustrated Guide to the Three Relationships], a Premodern Korean Moral Primer.". Journal of East Asian Publishing and Society (2011).
  • Yong-gyun Oh [Oh, Young Kyun]. Ryuso ui songnip kwa Unbu kunok" [The Yunfu qunyu and the formation of leishu (Categorized Documents)]. Ch’aek ui munhwasa-Unbu gunok kwa Taedong Unbu gunok [A cultural history of books-the Yunfu qunyu and the Taedong unbu gunok] (In Korean) (2010).
  • Young Kyun Oh. An Etymological Puzzle in Linguistic Fossils: Bat-Rats or Flying Rats?. Duoshijiao xia de Zhongguo yuyan yu wenhua tantao [Inquiries into Chinese Language and Culture from Diverse Perspectives] (2010).
  • Oh Yông-gyun [Young Kyun Oh]. "Sa wa t’ô, kû­rigo shinhwa û­i kû­rû­t" [Shè and t’ô, and the vessel of myths]. Tong-Ashia munhwa wa yesul [Art in East Asia] (2008).
  • Young Oh. "Two Shilla Intellectuals in Tang: Cases of Early Sino-Korean Cultural Connection". T'ang Studies (2008).
  • Young Kyun Oh. Dialectal variation from China or Internal sound change in Korea?. Zhongguo beifang fangyan yu wenhua [Dialects and culture of northern China] (2008).
  • Oh, Young Kyun (Author) . The Translation of Chinese philosophical texts in Korea: the next generation. One into many: Translation and the dissemination of Classical Chinese Literature (2003).

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
CHI 380 The Chinese Language
CHI 482 History of Chinese Language
CHI 493 Honors Thesis
CHI 499 Individualized Instruction
CHI 590 Reading and Conference
CHI 592 Research
CHI 593 Applied Project
CHI 595 Continuing Registration
CHI 598 Special Topics
CHI 599 Thesis
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
CHI 790 Reading and Conference
CHI 792 Research
CHI 795 Continuing Registration
CHI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
SLC 294 Special Topics
CHI 294 Special Topics
CHI 499 Individualized Instruction
CHI 580 Practicum
CHI 593 Applied Project
CHI 690 Reading and Conference
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
CHI 380 The Chinese Language
CHI 499 Individualized Instruction
CHI 691 Seminar
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
CHI 294 Special Topics
SLC 294 Special Topics
CHI 482 History of Chinese Language
CHI 492 Honors Directed Study
CHI 493 Honors Thesis
CHI 499 Individualized Instruction
CHI 580 Practicum
CHI 593 Applied Project
CHI 598 Special Topics
CHI 690 Reading and Conference
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
CHI 380 The Chinese Language
CHI 492 Honors Directed Study
CHI 493 Honors Thesis
CHI 499 Individualized Instruction
CHI 590 Reading and Conference
CHI 592 Research
CHI 593 Applied Project
CHI 595 Continuing Registration
CHI 599 Thesis
CHI 690 Reading and Conference
CHI 691 Seminar
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
CHI 790 Reading and Conference
CHI 792 Research
CHI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SLC 294 Special Topics
CHI 294 Special Topics
CHI 492 Honors Directed Study
CHI 493 Honors Thesis
SLC 494 Special Topics
CHI 494 Special Topics
CHI 580 Practicum
CHI 593 Applied Project
SLC 598 Special Topics
CHI 598 Special Topics
CHI 690 Reading and Conference
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
CHI 795 Continuing Registration
CHI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
CHI 380 The Chinese Language
CHI 492 Honors Directed Study
CHI 590 Reading and Conference
CHI 592 Research
CHI 593 Applied Project
CHI 595 Continuing Registration
CHI 599 Thesis
CHI 690 Reading and Conference
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
CHI 790 Reading and Conference
CHI 792 Research
CHI 795 Continuing Registration
CHI 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SLC 294 Special Topics
CHI 294 Special Topics
CHI 482 History of Chinese Language
CHI 493 Honors Thesis
CHI 580 Practicum
CHI 592 Research
CHI 593 Applied Project
CHI 595 Continuing Registration
CHI 598 Special Topics
CHI 599 Thesis
CHI 690 Reading and Conference
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
CHI 790 Reading and Conference
CHI 792 Research
CHI 795 Continuing Registration
CHI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
CHI 795 Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
CHI 380 The Chinese Language
CHI 492 Honors Directed Study
CHI 590 Reading and Conference
CHI 592 Research
CHI 593 Applied Project
CHI 595 Continuing Registration
CHI 599 Thesis
CHI 690 Reading and Conference
CHI 780 Practicum
CHI 784 Internship
CHI 790 Reading and Conference
CHI 792 Research
CHI 795 Continuing Registration
CHI 799 Dissertation

Service

  • Executive Committee, Center for Asian Research, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Faculty Honors Advisors, Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, Faculty Advisor (2011 - Present)
  • Korea Journal of Chinese Language and Literature, Advisory Editorial Committee, Reviewer/member (2010 - Present)
  • ASU Confucius Institute Advisory Board, member (2008 - Present)
  • Academic Advising Committee, ASU Chinese Language Flagship Program, Member (2007 - Present)
  • SILC Undergraduate Steering Committee, Member (2006 - 2012)
  • Florence Immigrants and Refugees Rights Project, Volunteer Interpreter (2002 - 2012)
  • National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), lecturer (2004 - 2006)
  • International Students Office, ASU, lecturer (2004)