Legacy Project Video: Dr. James ChinKyung Kim

Category: Legacy Project, Original Video, Video


Dr. James ChinKyung Kim is no ordinary man, containing the spunk and spirit of a teenage boy. Most impressive about this “love-ist” is his ability to maintain an unwavering stance on global peace in a world today that isn’t the most conducive to that end.

His passion for his country in the brutal era of the Korean War is what perhaps led him to where he is today, heading two universities in two different communist nations.

It takes a special kind of person with a certain level of persistence to do what he did in 1992, founding and establishing with the Chinese government Yanbian University of Science and Technology (YUST). Later in 2009, he would carry out the same feat, invited by North Korea to build Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST).

With a resounding voice, full of conviction and authority, Dr. Kim shares about his life, the journey of his faith, and his ongoing dreams for a united Korea.

For more information on YUST and PUST, as well as how you can support these universities, please visit yustpust.org or facebook.com/yustpust. To apply for faculty positions, please email your resume to yustpust@gmail.com.

This video was recorded in the Summer of 2014 in Yanji, China.