UCLA International Institute
Asia Institute

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

Sung-Deuk Oak
Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Chair
Associate Professor of Korean Christianity
Department: Asian Languages & Cultures
231B Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540
Campus Mail Code: 154003
Email: oak@humnet.ucla.edu
Keywords: Korea, History, Christianity


Th. D., Boston University School of Theology, History of Christianity, 2002

Th. M., Princeton Theological Seminary, History of Christianity, 1994

Th. M. & M. Div. Presbyterian Theological Seminary, History of Christianity, 1993, 1991

B. A. & B. A., Seoul National University, Korean History, 1988; English Literature, 1986.



The Making of Korean Christianity. World Christianity Study Series 1. Baylor University Press, Forthcoming.

Samuel Austin Moffett Papers, Vol. 1. 1868~1894. Seoul: Duranno, Forthcoming.

A Pictorial History of Modern Nursing in Korea, 1885-1945. Seoul: Korean Nurses Association, 2011.

Sources of Nursing History in Korea, vol. 1. 1886-1911. Seoul: Korean Nurses Association, 2011.

Hanbando Taebuhŭng [A Pictorial History of Korean Protestantism, 1900-1910]. Seoul: Hongsungsa, 2009.

Horace Grant Underwood and Lillias H. Underwood Papers. 5 vols. Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2005-2010.

Historical Documents of the Korean Bible Society. 3 vols. Seoul: Korean Bible Society, 2005, 2007, 2011.

Sources of Korean Christianity, 1832-1945. Seoul: Institute for Korean Church History, 2004.

Taehan Sŏngsŏgonhoe Sa [History of the Korean Bible Society]. 2 vols. Seoul: Korean Bible Society, 1993, 1995.

Recent Articles

 "Images of the Cross in Early Modern Korea: The Geomantic Prophecy of the Chŏnggam-nok ," Journal of Korean Religions 1 (Sept. 2010): 117-161. 

“Healing and Exorcism: Christian Encounters with Shamanism in Early Modern Korea,” Asian Ethnology 65:1 (July 2010): 99-135