Professor KIM, Sungmoon
BA Yonsei, MA AKS, PhD Maryland
Sungmoon Kim received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland at College Park and taught previously at the University of Richmond. His research interests include comparative political theory, democratic theory, and history of East Asian political thought and his essays have appeared or will appear in the journals such as American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Constellations, Contemporary Political Theory, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, History of Political Thought, Journal of the History of Ideas, Journal of Politics, Philosophy East and West, Philosophy & Social Criticism, and The Review of Politics among others. He is the author of Confucian Democracy in East Asia: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and Public Reason Confucianism: Democratic Perfectionism and Constitutionalism in East Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2016), editor of Confucianism, Law, and Democracy in Contemporary Korea (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015), and co-editor of Confucianism, a Habit of the Heart: Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia (SUNY Press, 2016). He is currently working on a new book project called Democracy after Virtue: The Philosophical Challenges for Confucian Democratic Theory (under contract with Oxford University Press). In 2016-2017, Kim is a Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.