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Danny Kim

Assistant Professor

Danny Kim

Office: Social Sciences 119


Office Phone: 559-278-5418


Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017)
M.A. - University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)
B.A. - Oregon State University (2009)

Fall 2023

Course Days/Times
HIST 21 - World History II MWF 9:00-9:50 am
HIST 21 - World History II TTH 12:30-1:45 pm
HIST 199T - Modern China through Literature, Film, and Music MWF 11:00-11:50 am
HIST 230T - State and Society in North Korea TH 6:00-8:50 pm

Spring 2024

Course Days/Times
HIST 191 - Material History of Premodern Asia TBD
HIST 199T - Modern Asia through Diaspora TBD
HIST 199T - Modern Korea through Literature, Film, and Music TBD

  • Modern Korea
  • Modern Japan
  • East Asia
  • Gender and Feminism
  • Korean and Japanese Socialism
  • Korean Literature
  • Environmental History

Articles and Book Chapters: 

Danny Kim, “Refashioning Femininity in Colonial Korea: Kang Hyang-nan, Short Hair, and the Women’s Tonsorial Rebellion of 1920s Korea,” in Pacific Historical Review vol. 91 no. 2 (November 2022).

  • Winner of the Robert W. Cherny Award for outstanding article
  • Winner of the Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award for Pacific Historical Review

Translation, Dae-hoe Ahn, “In Praise of Diamond Mountains: Literary Journeys” (금강산과 한국문학)” in Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 2018).

Translation, Chizuko Takao, “World War I, the Siberian Intervention, and Anti-Semitism: The Reception of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Japan” (第一次世界大戦、シベリア出兵反ユダヤ主義——日本における『シオン議定書』の受容) in Russia’s Great War & Revolution, 1914-1922 vol. 4 (Bloomington: Slavica Publishers, 2018).


  • World History
  • Modern Asia through Diaspora
  • Modern Korea through Literature, Film, and Music
  • Modern Japan through Literature, Film, and Music
  • Modern East Asia
  • Material Cultures of Premodern East Asian


  • Gender and Feminism in East Asia
  • State and Society in North Korea

I am polishing a manuscript on the Rose of Sharon Alliance (Kŭnuhoe / 근우회 / 槿友會), a revolutionary feminist organization during the period of Japan’s colonization of Korea (1910-1945).