Helen Kim

KIM, Helen (née Kim Hwal-lan). b. Inchon, Korea, 27 February 1899; d. Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea), 10 February 1970. Kim was one of the most important Korean Methodists of the twentieth century and the first Korean Woman to earn a doctorate. Her life was devoted to the education of women within a Christian context. She began her higher education at Ewha College (now University) (BA, 1918) in Seoul. After establishing the national YWCA in Korea in 1922, she left in 1924 for advanced studies in the United States at Ohio Wesleyan University, Boston University (MA, 1925), and Columbia University Teacher’s College (PhD, 1931). She returned to Korea where she served as dean beginning...

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