Kim, Boumsoung

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Kim, Boumsoung
Hiroshima Institute of Technology
Faculty of Environmental Studies

Research Areas


Published Papers

Triangular and Metal Standards for Timber Structures: How to Build Earthquake-proof Wooden Houses (or not) in Interwar Japan
Kim, Boumsoung
Historia scientiarum. Second series : international journal of the History of Science Society of Japan   27(1) 25-41   Aug 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
KIM Boumsoung
Historia scientiarum. Second series : international journal of the History of Science Society of Japan   18(2) 121-131   Dec 2008   [Refereed][Invited]
This study explores the spatial contexts (physical and socio-cultural) of gravitational, geomagnetic, and seismological investigations in Meiji Japan. In the 1880s, European and American scientists invited by the Japanese government were intereste...
KIM Boumsoung
Journal of history of science, Japan. Series II   43(232) 211-220   Dec 2004   [Refereed]
In this paper, I describe the process through which Japanese seismology tried to contribute to the development of a new technology, seismic exploration, in the interwar period. Even though the former authority enjoyed by Japanese seismology had be...
KIM Boumsoung
Journal of history of science, Japan. Series II   42(225) 11-19   Mar 2003   [Refereed]
This paper investigates a feature of early modern Japanese seismology from the viewpoint of what I call "meteorological seismology." Fusakichi Omori (1868-1923) is one of the founders of Japanese modern seismology. The seismological research of hi...


Deborah R. Coen, The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2013
Kim, Boumsoung
Journal of History of Science, Japan   54(273) 61-63   Apr 2015   [Invited]
Shigeru Kobayashi 小林茂, Gaihōzu: Teikoku Nihon no Ajia Chizu 外邦図―帝国日本のアジア地図 [Pictures on Foreign Countries: Japanese Empire’s Maps on Asia]
Kim, Boumsoung
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal   8(4) 483-485   Dec 2014   [Invited]

Books etc

Encyclopedia of science, technology and ethics
Jan 2012   ISBN:9784621083871

Conference Activities & Talks

Ultraviolet Utopia? Irradiating Interwar Japan with Invisible Sunlight [Invited]
Kim, Boumsoung
Disastrous Pasts: New Directions in Asian Disaster History   22 Nov 2016   
Recognizing Terra Incognita: Japanese Geological Surveys of Hot Springs in Colonial Korea
Kim, Boumsoung
The 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia   6 Jul 2015   
Memories and Knowledge of Disasters in Japan: A Historical Sketch
Kim, Boumsoung
Disasters in History: The Philippines in Comparative Perspective   Oct 2014   
Forgetting Disasters: A Historiographical Review of the Memories of a Japanese Scientist
Kim, Boumsoung
International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014   Aug 2014   
Hierarchies of Knowledge on the Earth [Invited]
Kim, Boumsoung
The Third Biennial Cross-Currents Forum   Jun 2013   
Meteorological and Seismological Quests in Meiji Japan
Kim, Boumsoung
China Coastal Meteorology and Its Historical Research, Imperial Media-Network and Science   Jan 2013