Gregory Evon

Senior Lecturer

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.

Select Publications


 “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.

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters
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Evon G, 2019, 'Kim Sisŭp', in Silk JA (ed.), , Handbook of Oriental Studies., Leiden and Boston, pp. 873 - 976
2019
Evon GN, 2018, 'Early Chosŏn Short Fiction', in Premodern Korean Literary Prose An Anthology, Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 41 - 65, https://cup.columbia.edu/book/premodern-korean-literary-prose/9780231165815
2018
Evon GN, 2017, '"Korean Buddhist Historiography and the Legacies of Japanese Colonialism (1910-1945)"', in Anderson E (ed.), Belief and Practice in Imperial Japan and Colonial Korea, edn. Religion and Society in Asia Pacific, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, pp. 39 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1566-3_3
2017
Evon GN, 2014, '"Buddhism and Death in Kim Man-jung’s A Nine Cloud Dream: From Fact to Fiction, and Nowhere Back Again"', in Horlyck C; Pettid MJ (ed.), Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: From Ancient to Contemporary Times, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, pp. 190 - 212, http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9127-9780824839680.aspx
2014
Conference Papers
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Evon GN, 2011, 'Popular Religiosity and State Control: Rethinking the Foundations of Modern Korean Buddhism', in KSAA 7th Biennial Conference, KSAA and Korea Research Institute (KRI@UNSW), The University of New South Wales, pp. Paper No. PO17 (not paginated); 19 pages in total, presented at KSAA 7h Biennial Conference Sydney, Australia, The University of New South Wales, 16 November 2011 - 18 November 2011
2011
Evon GN, 2009, 'Constructing a Buddhist Imaginary in Colonial Korea (1910-1945)', in Global Korea: Old and New, The Korean Studies Association of Australasia, Sydney, Australia, presented at 6th Biennial Conference, Korean Studies Association of Australia, Universtiy of Sydney, Australia, 09 July 2009 - 10 July 2009
2009
Evon GN, 2007, 'The Spoken and Written Word in Korean History: A Preliminary Sketch', in 5th Biannual KSAA Conference, 5th Biannual KSAA Conference, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, presented at 5th Biannual KSAA Conference, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, 12 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
2007
Edited Books
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Pettid MJ; Evon GN; Park CE, (eds.), 2018, Premodern Korean Literary Prose: An Anthology, Columbia University Press, New York, https://cup.columbia.edu/book/premodern-korean-literary-prose/9780231165815
2018
Journal articles
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Evon GN, 2019, 'The Korean Buddhist Empire: A Transnational History (1910-1945)', SUNGKYUN JOURNAL OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES, vol. 19, pp. 233 - 236, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000493813300007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2019
Evon GN, 2016, 'A handbook of Korean Zen practice: a mirror on the Son School of Buddhism (Son'ga kwigam)', ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 40, pp. 644 - 645, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2016.1148542
2016
Evon GN, 2015, 'Engraving Virtue: The Printing History of a Premodern Korean Moral Primer', JOURNAL OF KOREAN RELIGIONS, vol. 6, pp. 260 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/jkr.2015.0004
2015
Evon GN, 2014, 'Tobacco, God, and Books: The Perils of Barbarism in Eighteenth-Century Korea', The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 73, pp. 641 - 659, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0021911814000412
2014
Evon GN, 2014, '"Ming Archaism (擬古主義) in Eighteenth-Century Chosŏn Korea: A Sketch of the Intellectual Foundations of a Literary Question"', 漢文學報 (Han Mun Hak Bo), vol. 30, pp. 198 - 224, http://www.happycampus.com/doc/12780457/
2014
Evon GN, 2013, 'The Conceptualization of Qing-Era (1644–1911) Chinese Literature in Nineteenth Century Chosŏn (1392–1910) Korea', Frontiers of Literary Studies in China, vol. 7, pp. 396 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.3868/s010-002-013-0023-6
2013
Evon GN, 2012, 'The Fate of the Jehol Diary: A Skeleton Key to "The Book" in Chosŏn Korea', International Review of Korean Studies, vol. 8, pp. 139 - 175
2012
Evon GN, 2011, 'Korea's aristocratic moods: Re-examining Choson social and political history', Asian Studies Review, vol. 35, pp. 253 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2011.575207
2011
Evon GN, 2010, 'Tradition, Treaties, and Trade: Qing Imperialism and Choson Korea, 1850-1910', ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 34, pp. 118 - 120, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000290309400015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2010
Evon GN, 2010, '"Uncovering Korean Textual and Literary Histories: A Critical Review of Recent Scholarship on Korea's Literary Past"', International Review of Korean Studies, vol. 6, pp. 155 - 186
2010
Evon GN, 2009, 'The conservation of knowledge and technology of the word in Korea', Asian Studies Review, vol. 33, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357820802713601
2009
Evon GN, 2009, 'The Convervation of Knowledge and Technolgoy of the World in Korea', Asian Studies Review, vol. 33, pp. 1 - 19
2009
Evon GN, 2009, 'The Making of Minjung: Democracy and the Politics of Representation in South Korea', ASIAN STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 33, pp. 240 - 242, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000207919400013&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2009
Evon GN, 2008, 'The Political Aspects of Literary Genre in the Late Chosen Seen from the Perspective of Chinese Literary History: Reconsidering Tasan Chong Yagyong¿s ¿Proclamation of Chosen Poetry¿', The Journal of Performative Humanities, vol. 38, pp. 137 - 147
2008
Evon GN, 2008, 'The Riddle of Alphabetic Print in Korean History', The Journal of Korean Studies, vol. 43, pp. 249 - 259
2008
Evon GN, 2008, 'Chinese Contexts, Korean Realities: the Politics of Literary Genre in Late-Choson Korea (1725-1863)', East Asian History, vol. 32/33, pp. 57 - 82
2008
Evon GN, 2005, 'Brushes and Booze in the Poetry of Yi Kyubo (1168-1241)', Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, vol. Vol 36-37, pp. 122 - 149
2005
Evon GN, 2004, '`Remembering the Past, Condemned to the Present` The Imaginative Retreat of Kim Sisup (1435-1493)', International Review of Korean Studies, vol. 1, pp. 49 - 81
2004
Evon GN, 2001, 'Contestations over Korean Buddhist Identities: The `Introduction` to the Kyongho-jip', Review of Korean Studies, pp. 11 - 34
2001
Other
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Evon G, 2018, Review, Buddhas and Ancestors: Religion and Wealth in Fourteenth-Century Korea, http://readingreligion.org/books/buddhas-and-ancestors
2018
Reports
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Evon GN, 2010, "The Current Situation of Korean Romanization in Australia and Oceania", Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
2010
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