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Jesse Sloane
Chair of Common Curriculum

·Associate Professor of History (C.C.)

·Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Princeton University

·M.A. in East Asian Studies, Princeton University

·B.A. in Philosophy, Princeton University

Email: sloanej@yonsei.ac.kr
Tel: 02-2123-6959
Office: Daewoo Annex Hall 307


Jesse Sloane is an Associate Professor of History at Yonsei University, where he has worked since receiving his PhD in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. His research focuses on the transformation of local religion in northern China from the tenth through fourteenth centuries, on which project he is currently completing a research monograph. From this core project his research has extended to projects examining the relationship between “conquest dynasties” and Chinese religious institutions, the cult of Confucius in late imperial China, and the formation of Chinese travel writing as a genre.


Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Princeton University
M.A. in East Asian Studies, Princeton University
B.A. in Philosophy, Princeton University

Courses and Current Research Areas

History of Middle Period China (ca. 907-1368)
History of Religions in China
Ethnicity and Identity in East Asia

Courses Taught at Yonsei:

Modern China: Changing Business Cultures
Comparative History: Technology, Science, and Development in Early Modern China and Europe

Eastern Civilization
Special Topics in Asian Studies
History of China to 1400
Modernization in East Asia
The History of Religions in China (Early Modern - Contemporary)
Ethnicity and Identity in China (Early Modern - Contemporary)
The Mongol Empire
Imperial China: Views of History
Economics and the Environment Across World History
The Song and Yuan Dynasties: The Dawn of Chinese Early Modernity
Introduction to the Study of Premodern Chinese History
The Society of Medieval China
Late Imperial China
The Tang Dynasty: China's Golden Age?

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

“Cosmos, State, and Individual in Late Ming Travel Narratives to the Home of Confucius.” Ming Studies 76 (October 2017): 53-79.

“Confucian Pilgrimage in Late Imperial and Republican China” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 17.2 (October 2017): 163-190.


“Frontier Monasteries under the Kitan, Jurchen, and Mongol Empires: Exception, Exaction, and Exemption.” Archivum Eurasiae Medii Aevi 22 (2016): 199-226.


 “Connoisseurship in the Monastery: Discerning a Distinctive Identity for Jin Elites in Sacred Precincts.” Studies in Chinese Religions 1.4 (Dec 2015): 357-374.


“Mapping a Stateless Nation: ‘Bohai’ Identity in the Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries.” Journal of Song-Yuan Studies 44 (2014): 365-403.

“Parhae in Historiography and Archaeology: International Debate and Prospects for Resolution.” Seoul Journal of Korean Studies 27.1 (June 2014): 1-35.

“Developing Employable Skills in Humanities General Education: The Theory and Implementation of Group Work in the International Classroom.” Asian Journal of General Education 1.1 (June 2013): 39-60.

Review Articles:

“The State, the Nation, and Their Limits: Recent Publications on the History of Chinese Medicine.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 47 (September 2014): 218-223.

Book Reviews:
Review of East Asian Societies, by Lawrence Neuman, Acta Koreana 18.1 (June 2015): 306-311.

Review of The Destruction of the Chinese Aristocracy, by Nicolas Tackett, Sungkun Journal of East Asian Studies 15.1 (April 2015): 145-148.
Review of La Steppe et L’Empire: La formation de la dynastie Khitan (Liao) IVe-Xe siecle, by Pierre Marsone, Frontiers of History in China 8.1 (March 2013): 145-149.


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