Jaeyoon Kim, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Dr. Jaeyoon Kim has been at PLNU since 2005. He teaches courses in world civilizations; Asian-American history; and modern Japan, Korea, and China. Kim earned his Ph.D. in history at the University of Oregon and has served as a visiting scholar at Beijing University in the People's Republic of China.


  • Ph.D., History, University of Oregon
  • M.A., History, San Diego State University
  • B.A. History, Chonnam National University

Courses Taught

  • World Civilizations I – HIS 110
  • World Civilizations II – HIS 111
  • Modern China Through Film – HIS 368
  • Early East Asia – HIS 357
  • Modern Japan and Korea – HIS 365
  • China In Revolution – HIS 369
  • Asian-American History – HIS 435
  • Senior Seminar – HIS 470
  • America In East Asia – HIS 436

Experience in Field

  • Areas of interest: peasant rebellions and the role they played in the formation of ethnic identities in Southern China in the 19th and 20th centuries, the immigration history of Chinese-Korean (hanhua), and the formation of ethnic identity of Chinese-Korean in 20th century
  • Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA), Professor, 2005 – present
  • Cuyamaca College (El Cajon, CA), Instructor, 2003-2005
  • Beijing University (Beijing, People's Republic of China), Visiting Scholar, 2001 – 2002
  • University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), Graduate Teaching Fellow, 1998 – 2001

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Association for Asian Studies
  • Member, The World History Association
  • Member, Conference on Faith and History
  • Member, Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China
  • AWANA Commander, San Diego Calvary Korean Church

Awards and Honors

  • RASP Grant, PLNU
  • Robert Lang Dissertation Fellowship, University of Oregon
  • General University Scholarship, University of Oregon
  • CAPS Fellowship, University of Oregon
  • Paul Dull Memorial Scholarship, University of Oregon
  • PHI BETA DELTA Award, San Diego State University

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Essentials, Links, And Influence: Timeless Readings From World Civilizations To 1500 (Published by Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015) 
  • “My Life In Korea,” (Published in the Global Vantage, Issue 7, Autumn 2013)
  • “Hwagyo and Chinese-Korean Diaspora in America,” (Presented at the 60th Anniversary of Chonnam National University History Department Meeting)
  • Ethnicity, Local Conflicts and the Qing State: The Red Turban Rebellions and the Subethnic Conflicts in the Wuyi Region of Nineteenth Century South China (Published by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, April 30, 2010)
  • “The Heaven and Earth Society and the Red Turban Rebellion in Late Qing China,” (Published in the Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2009)
  • “Crossroads of the World: Global Religious Exchange in China and India,” (Responding Paper presented at 2008 Conference on Faith and History, Sep. 18-20, 2008, Bluffton University, Ohio)
  • “The Rebels, Mandarins, Missionaries and the Local Conflicts in Nineteenth-Century South China,” (Presented at 2006 Conference on Faith and History, Sep. 22, 2006, Oklahoma Baptist University)
  • “Hakka-Punti Conflicts in the Wuyi Region of Guangdong Province,” (Presented at the 2005 Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies)
  • “Local Conflict and Ethnic Consciousness in the Pearl River Delta of South China,” (Presented at the 3 rd Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities-Chaired on Ethnic Studies Session, 2005)
  • “The Tiandihui Rebellion of the Pearl River Delta in Nineteenth-Century China,” (Presented at the 2004 Southwest Conference on Asian Studies)
  • “Mimana Problem in Early Korea and Japan,” (Published in the Chronicle of Chonnam, South Korea, 1991)