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Dr Kim, Youn

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Associate Professor

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Biography

Youn KIM obtained her Ph.D. from Columbia University and taught at Seoul National University prior to joining HKU. Her research interests include history of music theory, psychology of music, theory and analysis, history of listening, and in particular, the interrelationship between music theory and the science of the mind. Kim’s previous publications include a monograph, History of Western Music Theory (2006; awarded as "Outstanding Books in the Field of Basic Sciences" in 2008 by The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea), and a number of articles and reviews in Psychology of Music, Journal of Musicological Research, Music and Letters, and Current Musicology, among others. She has presented papers at various international conferences, including International Musicological Society, International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory, Royal Musical Association, and Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie, and her work has been supported by the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong under the General Research Fund (2011/12 and 2017/18). Recently, she coedited (with Sander Gilman) and contributed to the Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body (OUP, forthcoming in 2017). She is currently working on a monograph tentatively entitled Body and Force in Music: Metaphoric Constructions in Early Music Psychology.

 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2005-08-01Music Theory and Analysis (Seoul: Simsuldang, 2005), the book I edited, was awarded “Best Academic Publication of the Year” by the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2005.: Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Research Achievement
2008-10-01My book, "History of Western Music Theory" (Seoul: Simsuldang, 2006) is awarded “Outstanding Book in the Field of Basic Sciences” by The National Academy of Sciences(NAS), Republic of Korea.: The National Academy of Sciences(NAS), Republic of Korea
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
10/2004-MemberSociety for Music Theory
02/2006-Executive Board and lifetime memberThe Korean Society for Music Theory (KSMT)
2011-MemberInternational Musicological Society
12/2009-MemberAmerican Musicological Society
04/2006-02/2008Vice PresidentKorean Society for Music Perception and Cognition (KSMPC)
03/2005-Executive Board and lifetime memberThe Musicological Society of Korea (MSK)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Psychology of music
Music theory and analysis
History of music theory
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Korean英語、韓語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Korean, German英文、韓文、德文
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