Kim Un Thaek

Professor, Doctor

Researcher of the Middle Ages History Unit, the Institute of Korean History, the Faculty of History

Kim Un Taek

Kim Un Thaek was born in Sunchon County(then), South Phyongan Province on April 5, 1954. After military serve, he enrolled in the Faculty of History, Kim Il Sung University in 1977. He finished undergraduate course in 1984, and went on to take a post-graduate course. He has worked as a lecturer of the university since 1987. He got a PhD in 1994 for his dissertation "Study on the Families of Korean Lineage in the Kinai Region of Japan".

He lectures on Korean History, History of Korea's Relations with Other Countries and other subjects.

He has published more than 30 textbooks and references including Korean History and Mt. Paektu on the Old Map. He presented "Cultural Influence of Koguryo on Japan" and other papers in several international symposiums and seminars including the Symposium on Korean Studies. He has published more than 120 papers including "Koguryo Dynasty is a Successor to Ancient Joson".

He has supervised over 30 dissertations including 5 PhD dissertations.

His research results were highly appreciated by President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un on several occasions.