Professor Youngmin Kwon of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures was awarded the Sejong Cultural Award for 2017 by the South Korean government. Congratulations, Professor Kwon!
Youngmin Kwon, Visiting Professor, is a professor of Korean literature at Seoul National University and former dean of the College of Humanities there. He has written and edited numerous volumes of literary history, literary criticism and reference works on modern Korean literature, as well as the CD-ROM 100 Years of Modern Korean Literature. He is a former editor of the journal Munhak sasang (“Literature and Thought”) and current president of the International Association of Comparative Korean Studies.