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Hyunhee Park
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212-237-8291
Room Number: 5107 (atGC)
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Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in History, Yale University
Research Interests: 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.

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.”

Recent Publications

“Long-Distance Maritime Connections between West Asia and China during the Mongol Period: Some Primary Examples of China’s Maritime Ventures in West Asia.” In Transfer, Exchange and Human Movement Across the Indian Ocean World, ed. Angela Schottenhammer (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Paperback 2015.
 “Influences of Xuanzang’s New Space Production on Chinese Geographical Knowledge of the Western Regions from the Tang Dynasty Onwards.” Journal of Central Eurasian History 4 (2016).
 “Information Synthesis and Space Creation: The Earliest Chinese Maps of Central Asia and the Silk Road, 1265-1270.” The Journal of Asian History 49 (2015): 119-140.
Park, Hyunhee, with Ralph Kauz, Nurlan Kenzheakhmet, and Liu Yingsheng. “Introductory Notes.” The Journal of Asian History 49 (2015): 1-3.