Hyunhee Park

Hyunhee Park

Associate Professor
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2008 PhD
2003 MA
1997 BA
Yale University
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Seoul National University


HYUNHEE PARK  PhD Yale, Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, specializes in the history of cross-cultural contacts in East Asia, Islamic World, the Mongol Empire, and global intellectual history focusing on information/knowledge transfers including geographical knowledge, foodways, and distillation. Her book Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2012) explores medieval contact and exchange between the Islamic World and China by utilizing geographic and cartographic information. Her new research projects encompass world mapping and other types of information transfers spanning medieval Afro-Eurasia and the early modern Atlantic World. She is currently serving as an assistant editor of the academic journal Crossroads – Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World. She received various grants and fellowships including a field research fellowship from the Korea Foundation to write a book draft entitled “The Story of Soju: Distillation in Mongol Korea and its Eurasian Roots and Global Context.”

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Global Intellectual History; Cross-cultural Contacts in China, East Asia, Korea, Islamic World, the Mongol Empire, Afro-Eurasia and the Atlantic World; Information/Knowledge Transfers including Geography, Cartography, and Distillation