Um completed a three-year project (1993-1996) in Russia, Uzbekistan and
Kazakhstan in which she studied the relationship that exists between music-making
and identity amongst the Korean diaspora in these post-soviet states. Her
research was funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Economic and Social
Research Council, UK. She is presently a research fellow of the PAATI (Performing
Arts in Asia: Tradition and Innovation) programme at the International Institute
for Asian Studies in Leiden, the Netherlands. Her current research focuses
on the performing arts of Korea and the Korean diaspora in the former Soviet
Union and China.
1993, `Mode (Cho) in P'ansori, Korean Narrative Music', in Ethnomusicologica II: Atti Del VI European Seminar in Ethnomusicology Siena 17-21 Augsto 1989. Quaderni Dell'Accademia Chigiana XLV. Edited by Giovanni Giuriati. Siena, Accademia Musicale Chigiana. pp. 135-152.
1993, `Changing Views on the Aesthetics of P'ansori, Korean Narrative Music with Reference to Ch'unhyang-ga (The Song of Ch'unhyang)', in European Studies in Ethnomusicology: Historical Developments and Recent Trends. Edited by Max Peter Baumann, Artur Simon, and Ulrich Wegner. Wilhelmshaven, Folorian Noetzel Verlag. pp. 189-198.
1994, `Socio-Historical Context and Creative Process in the Construction of Korean Dramatic Narrative', Lore and Language, Vol 12. pp. 253-275.
1996, `The Korean Diaspora in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: Social Change, Identity and Music-Making', in Nationalism, Minorities and Diasporas: Identities and Rights in the Middle East. Edited by Kirsten E. Schulze, Martin Stokes, and Colm Campbell. London, I. B. Tauris. pp. 217-232.
(In press), `Kagok, Sijo, Kasa', `Korean Vocal Techniques', and `P'ansori', in Garland Encyclopaedia of World Music. Vol. 7, East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea. Edited by Yosihiko Tokumaru for the volume and sub-edited by Robert Provine for Korea. New York, Garland Publishing.
(Forthcoming), `Listening Patterns and the Construction of Ethnic Identity of the Korean Diaspora in the Former USSR', British Journal of Ethnomusicology.
(Forthcoming), `Modelling and Measuring the Parameters of Performance', 1998 IIAS Yearbook..
(Forthcoming), `In Search for a National and Global Performing Art: A Contemporary Korean Musical "Chang Pogo, The Prince of Maritime Trade" Presented in the Netherlands', IIAS Newsletter, No. 19, 1999.