Institute for Corean-American Studies

Young Chan Ro

Professor of Religious Studies
Director of Liberal Studies
George Mason University

Young-chan Ro was born and raised in South Korea and graduated from Yonsei University and he holds a Master of Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, Virginia) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Young has authored The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi Yulgok (State University of New York Press) and co-authored The Four-Seven Debate: An Annotated Translation of the Most Famous Controversy in Korean Neo-Confucian Thought (State University of New York). He has written numerous articles in the areas of comparative religion, Korean Confucianism, Korean religions, and Korean Christianity. Young was Co-Chair of the Korean Religions Group in the American Academy of Religion and the President of the Association of Korean Christian Scholars in North America. He is a professor of Religious Studies and director of Liberal Studies at George Mason University.

ICAS Web Site Links for Young Chan Ro:

Koreanness and Korean Identity in the 21st Century
2014 Summer Symposium
Korea Beyond Korea: Korean Diaspora and the Role of the Korean–Americans
2011 Summer Symposium
2004 Summer Symposium
The Korean Immigrant Church and its Culture in the Societal Context: Issues and Prospects

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