PhD, Australian National University
Dr Gregory Evon completed his BA and MA in Korean and East Asian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington and then came to the Australian National University in 1995 in order to continue his PhD under Prof. Ken Wells. Since 2001 Greg has taught at the University of New South Wales where he is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Linguistics.
Since 2000 he has published articles on the Buddhist literature of Han Yongun (1879-1944), on the classical poetry of Kim Sisup (1435-1493) and Yi Kyubo (1168-1241), as well as articles on premodern Korean literary and intellectual history. At present, he is working on a book on the role of Buddhism in the shift from classical to modern literature in Korea.
“The Current Situation of Korean Romanization in Australia and Oceania,” in 엄익상 ed., 한글 로마자표기법 해외사용실태 조사분석 보고서 (Seoul: Hanyang University), pp. 75-84.
"Uncovering Korean Textual and Literary Histories: A Critical Review of Recent Scholarship on Korea’s Literary Past,” International Review of Korean Studies 6(1), January-December 2009, pp. 155-186.
"The Conservation of Knowledge and the Technology of the Word in Korea,” Asian Studies Review 33(1), March 2009, pp. 1-19.
"Chinese Contexts, Korean Realities: The Politics of Literary Genre in Late Chosŏn (1392-1910) Korea,” East Asian History (32/33), December 2006/June 2007 [published 2008], pp. 57-82.
“중국문학사 관점에서 보는 조선후기 문학장르의 정치 양상—정약용의 ‘조선시선언’ 고찰 (The Political Aspects of Late Chosŏn Literary Genre as Seen from the Perspective of Chinese Literary History—An Examination of Chŏng Yagyong’s ‘Proclamation of Korean Poetry’),” 수행인문학 (The Journal of Performative Humanities) 38(1), 2008, pp. 137-147.
"한국역사에서의 ‘알파벳인쇄’ 문제 (The Riddle of Alphabetic Print in Korean History),” 한국학논집 43, May 2008, pp. 249-258.
"Brushes and Booze in the Poetry of Yi Kyubo (1168-1241),” The Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia (Sydney University), 2004/2005, vol. 36-37, pp. 122-149.
"Remembering the Past, Condemned to the Present: The Imaginative Retreat of Kim Sisŭp (1435-1493),” International Review of Korean Studies (KAREC, The University of New South Wales), 2004, 1(1), pp. 49-81.
"Contestations over Korean Buddhist Identities: The ‘Introduction’ to the Kyŏnghŏjip,”, The Review of Korean Studies (The Academy of Korean Studies), vol. 4, no. 1, June 2001, pp. 11-33.
“Ghostly Voices and Their Avatar: Buddhist Resonances in Han Yongun’s Enlightenment Verse,” The Review of Korean Studies (The Academy of Korean Studies), vol. 3, no. 1, September 2000, pp. 93-122.
"Eroticism and Buddhism in Han Yongun’s Your Silence,” Korean Studies (Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawaii), vol. 24 (Winter,2000), pp. 25-52.
UNSW Korea Research Institute (KRI@UNSW)
Teaching areas include:
• Korean Culture and History
• Japanese Culture and History
• Comparative Korean and Japanese History
• East Asia
Courses taught include:
ARTS2211 - East Asia
ARTS2662 - Korea at a Glance
ARTS2633 - A Cultural Survey of Japan
ARTS3640 - Japan and Korea: Cultures in Conflicts