Ynhui Park is better known in Korea by his pen-name Park Imun (박이문). He wrote a first thesis on Stéphane Mallarmé at the Sorbonne then moved to the US and did a second PhD on Merleau-Ponty. He taught philosophy for 20 years at Simmons College in Boston before returning to Korea. He is one of Korea's foremost philosophers. He has published several volumes of poetry in Korean and one in English.