Kim Uchang is a literary critic and scholar of English literature. Born in Hampyeong, South Jeolla Province, in 1937, he graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at Seoul National University. He debuted in 1965 by publishing the critical essay "The Example of T.S. Eliot" in the magazine Cheongmaek. He received his PhD from Harvard University for his dissertation on the history of American civilization. Kim was a professor of English Literature at Seoul National University and Korea University, and the dean of Korea University Graduate School. Currently, he is professor emeritus at Korea University. He is the author of Poets in the Poor Age, The Complete Works of Kim Uchang (5 volumes), The Study of Aesthetic Rationality, The World of Politics and Life, and Landscape and Mind. He has also published a number of translations, including Mimesis, and many papers.