I received two B.A. degrees: one in Chinese Language and Literature from Ewha Womans University and the other in East Asian History from Seoul National University. I completed my M.A. at Seoul National University with a focus on the relations of the Northern Dynasties and nomads, and their influence on the imperial women in medieval China. My main interests include early and medieval Chinese history and China's relations with surrounding states during this time. I am also interested in the roles and influence of imperial women.