Richard Y. Kim

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Richard is a PhD student in early modern Korean history. He initially received an AB in biology at Dartmouth College before switching career paths by studying history at Simon Fraser University, and then completing an MPhil in Traditional East Asia at the University of Oxford (2020). After researching the Chosŏn state’s epidemic management in the 17th and 18th centuries in his MPhil thesis, he is now looking to research the medical culture of late Chosŏn period and examine how it fits within the wider intellectual, sociocultural, and material context of early modern East Asia.