Ch’oe Kil-song is a professor with the University of East Asia’s Department of Human Science and a professor emeritus at Hiroshima University. He is head of the Research Institute of East Asian Cultures.
Ch’oe was born on June 17 1940 in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. In August of 1963 he graduated from Seoul National University’s College of Education and in March of 1985 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Tsukuba. His area of expertise is cultural anthropology.
Dr. Ch’oe’s published works in Japanese include “Korean Shamans”, “Korean Shamanism”, “Korean Ancestor Worship”, “The Anthropology of Hate”, “An Invitation to the Korean People”, “The Trouble with Korea: A Dialogue with a Korean Newcomer” (co-authored with Oh Seon-hwa), “The Cultural Anthropology of Pro-Japanese and Anti-Japanese Sentiment”, “The Cultural Anthropology of Crying: A Second Opinion on Korean Culture”, “The Tragedy of the Karafuto Koreans: The Present Times of the Koreans of Sakhalin Island”, “Colonial Korea in Images”, and “A Bird’s Eye View of Japan”.