Dr. Gregory Evon, University of New South Wales, “J.S. Gale (1863-1937) and Korean Buddhism”



Dr. Gregory Evon has taught at the University of New South Wales since 2001, where he is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages. Since 2000 he has published articles on the Buddhist reformer Han Yongun (1879-1944), the Confucian-Buddhist figure Kim Sisup (1435-1493), the bon vivant Yi Kyubo (1168-1241), and a range of other topics on premodern Korean literary and intellectual history.

In his talk, Dr. Evon examines some of the key features of the Canadian missionary J.S. Gale’s (1863-1937) engagement with Korean Buddhism through Gale’s notebook sketches as well as his published work.

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