Minku Kim earned both his BA (2003) and MA (2005) at Seoul National University, where he first studied Archaeology and Art History and later focused on Buddhist Art. Focusing on the Buddhist material culture of China in the Art History Department at UCLA, he completed his dissertation, “The Genesis of Image Worship: Epigraphic Evidence for Early Buddhist Art in China,” in 2010. He has published articles in both English and Korean. He is currently teaching and working on a book project entitled, “Inscribing Numinous Images,” through an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow grant at Stanford University. Recent publications include: “Min Chi wa Yujŏm-sa Osipsam-bul ǔi sŏngnip 閔漬와 楡岾寺 五十三佛의 成立,” Pulgyo hakpo 佛敎學報 56 (2010): 551-588; and with Sin So-yŏn 申紹然, and Hyŏnjang pŏpsa 玄奘法師 (Sŏul: Minǔmsa 民音社) [Annotated translation of Sally H. Wriggins, The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang (Boulder, Co.: Westview, 2004)].