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Asian Studies: Korean Studies Faculty

Currently, this subject guide primarily focuses on East Asia, and covers resources for the study of various social and humanities aspects (e.g. languages, literature, economics, history, politics, cultures...) of China, Japan, and Korea. Resources marked

Korean Studies Faculty

Chungmoo Choi 최정무

The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea. Asian Journal of Women's Studies 14(4) (2008): 107-116. Available in online

The politics of gender, aestheticism, and cultural nationalism in Sopyonje and The Genealogy. In: James, David E.; Kim, Kyung Hyun, eds. Im Kwon-Taek: the making of a Korean national cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002. 294p. (Contemporary film and television series) 107-133. Langson Library PN1998.3.I42 I47 2002

위험한여자 젠더와한국의민족주의 서울시: 삼인, 2001. Langson East Asian HQ1765.5 .D3617 2001

The politics of war memories toward healing [Korean comfort women]. In: Fujitani, T.; White, Geoffrey M.; Yoneyama, Lisa, eds. Perilous memories: the Asia-Pacific war(s). Durham, N.C.; London: Duke University Press, 2001. vi, 462p. 395-409. Langson Library DS777.53 .P44 2001

Post - colonial classics of Korean Cinema. Irvine, Calif. : Korean Film Festival Committee at the University of California, Irvine, 1998. Langson Library PN1993.42.K6 P67 1998

Dangerous Women: Gender and Korean Nationalism. Co-editor. Routledge, 1998. Langson Library HQ1765.5 .D36 1998

Hegemony and shamanism: the state, the elite, and shamans in contemporary Korea. In: Lancaster, Lewis R.; Payne, Richard K., eds. Religion and society in contemporary Korea. Berkeley, Calif.: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 1997. 282p. 19-48. Langson Library BL2234 .R45 1997

The discourse of decolonization and popular memory: South Korea. In: Barlow, Tani E., ed. Formations of colonial modernity in East Asia. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1997. vi, 453p. 349-372. Langson Library DS509.3 .F57 1997

Transnational capitalism, national imaginary, and the protest theater in South Korea. Boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture (Durham, NC) v.22, no.1 (Spr 1995) 235-261. Langson Bound Periodicals PN2 .B6  v.22 no.3 1995

The minjung culture movement and the construction of popular culture in Korea. In: Wells, Kenneth M., ed. South Korea's minjung movement: the culture and politics of dissidence. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1995. 247p. (Studies from the Center for Korean Studies.) 105-118. Langson Library DS922.25 .S68 1995

Immigrant mentality [Korean Americans]. In: Totten, George Oakley; Schockman, H. Eric, eds. Community in crisis: the Korean American community after the Los Angeles civil unrest of April 1992. Los Angeles: Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, University of Southern California, 1994. 302p. 21-23. Langson Library F869.L89 K624 1994

"The Discourse of Decolonization and Popular Memory: South Korea," Positions Spring, 1993, vol. 1, no. 1

 The recruitment of shamans in Korea: the symbiosis between cultural idioms and performing arts. In: Hoppal, Mihaly; Sadovszky, Otto von, eds. Shamanism past and present. Los Angeles: Fullerton International Society for Trans-Oceanic Research; Budapest: Ethnographic Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1989. 409p. 283-295. Langson Library BL2370.S5 S4915 1989

Kyung-hyun Kim 김경현

Masculinity on Screen : Understanding Korean Society and Masculinity through Films. Seoul: Korean Film Archive, 2017. Langson Library PN1993.5.K6 .M37 2017

The Korean Popular Culture Reader. (ed.).  Durham : Duke University Press, 2014. Langson Library DS916.27 .K68 2014

잃어버린 G를 찾아서 (a novel). 서울: 서울셀렉션, 2014. Available in Langson Library East Asian Collection

Virtual hallyu : Korean cinema of the global era. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2011. Langson Library PN1993.5.K6 K52424 2011

The transnational constitution of Im Kwon-Taek's Minjok cinema in Chokpo, Sŏpʼyŏnje, and Chʼwihwasŏn. Journal of Korean Studies, v.16, no.2 (Fall 2011) p. 231-248. Available online

Death, eroticism, and virtual nationalism in the films of Hong Sangsoo. Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature and Culture, 3 (2010) p. 135-170. Available online

'Tell the kitchen that there's too much buchu in the dumpling': reading Park Chan-wook's 'unknowable' Old Boy. Korea Journal (Seoul) 46, no.1 (Spr 2006) 84-108. Langson Bound Periodicals DS901 .K7 v.46 no.1-2 2006

임권택 민족영화만들기. 파주시: 한울, 2005.  Langson East Asian PN1998.3.I42 I4717 2005

Lethal work: domestic space and gender troubles in Happy End and The Housemaid. In: McHugh, Kathleen; Abelmann, Nancy, eds. South Korea golden age melodrama: gender, genre, and national cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2005. vii, 262p. (Contemporary approaches to film and television series) 201-228. Langson Library PN1993.5.K6 S68 2005

The awkward traveler in Turning Gate [film by Hong Sang-su].In: Shin, Chi-Yun; Stringer, Julian, eds. New Korean cinema. Washington Square, N.Y.: New York University Press, 2005. xi, 234p. 170-179. Langson Library PN1993.5.K6 N49 2005 

The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Duke University Press, 2004. Langson Library PN1993.5.K6 K524 2004

Im Kwon-taek : the making of a Korean national cinema(co-ed.). Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2002. Langson Library PN1998.3.I42 I47 2002

Im Kwon-Taek filmography. In: James, David E.; Kim, Kyung Hyun, eds. Im Kwon-Taek: the making of a Korean national cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002. 294p. (Contemporary film and television series) 271-273. Langson Library PN1998.3.I42 I47 2002

Asia Pacific cinema.(co-ed.). Positions: East Asia Culture Critique, vol.9, no.2 (2001). Langson Bound Periodicals DS501.P67  v.9 2001; Also Available online

Is this how the war is remembered? Deceptive sex and the re-masculinized nation in The Taebaek Mountains. In: James, David E.; Kim, Kyung Hyun, eds. Im Kwon-Taek: the making of a Korean national cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002. 294p. (Contemporary film and television series) 197-222. Langson Library PN1998.3.I42 I47 2002

Korea: political and cultural events, 1876 to 2000. In: James, David E.; Kim, Kyung Hyun, eds.Im Kwon-Taek: the making of a Korean national cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002. 294p. (Contemporary film and television series) 267-270. Langson Library PN1998.3.I42 I47 2002

Post-trauma and historical remembrance in recent South Korean cinema: reading Park Kwang-su's 'A Single Spark' (1995) and Chang Son-su's 'A Petal' (1996). Cinema Journal (Austin, TX) 41, no.4 (Sum 2002) 95-115. Available online

Male crisis in new Korean cinema: reading the early films of Park Kwang-su [Chilsu and Mansu; Black Republic; Berlin Report; To the Starry Island; A Single Spark]. Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique (Durham, NC) 9, no.2 (Fall 2001) 369-399. Langson Bound Periodicals DS501 .P67  v.9 2001   

The fractured cinema of North Korea: the discourse of the nation in Sea of Blood. In: Tang, Xiaobing; Snyder, Stephen, eds. In pursuit of contemporary East Asian culture. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1996. 227p. 85-106. Langson Library DS509.3 .I5 1996

Serk-Bae Suh 서석배

Colonialism, Translation, Literature: Takahama Kyoshi’s Passage to Korea. In H. Shirane, D. Lurie, T. Suzuki (Eds.), Cambridge History of Japanese Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016 Available in Langson Library PL716 .C36 2016 

The current state of Korean literary studies in the United States: brief observations [focuses on four books in Korean literary studies--by Kelly Jeong, Jin-kyung Lee, Theodore Hughes, and Christopher Hanscom]. In:  Center for International Affairs, ed. Intellectual and institutional Trends of Korean Studies in North America 2013. Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea: Academy of Korean Studies Press, 2014, pp. 45-53

Treacherous Translation: Culture, Nationalism, and Colonialism in Korea and Japan from the 1910s to the 1960s Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013. Langson Library P306.8.K6 S94 2013

"The location of 'Korea' culture: Ch'oe Chaeso and Korean literature in a time of transition" the Journal of Asian Studies, v.70 no.1 (Febrary 2011): 53-76. Available online

“Treacherous Translation: the 1938 Japanese-Language Theatrical Version of the Korean Tale Ch’unhyangjon” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique.  v.18 no.1 (Spring 2010): 171-197. Langson Bound Periodicals DS501 .P67

“Ponyok, Yulli, keorigo Sinminji eonseol e kwanhan Pip’an Hana 번역, 윤리, 그리고 식민지 언설에 관한 비판 하나”(Translation, Ethics and a Critique of Colonialism),Sai(In-between), 2(May 2007): 227-248.

단일 언어 사회를 향해(Toward a Monolingual Society), 한국문학연구(Korean Literary Study), 29 (December 2005): 185-219. Available in online

Eleana Kim

Toward an Anthropology of Landmines: Rogue Infrastructures and Military Waste in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Cultural Anthropology 31(2) (2016): 162-187. Available in online

“Transnational Adoption and Im(Possible) Lives.” In Living and Dying in the Contemporary World: A Compendium. Clara Han and Veena Das, eds. Oakland : University of California Press, 2016. xiv, 876p.

“Beyond Motherlands and Mother Love: Locating Korean Adoptees in Global Korea.” In Multiethnic Korea? Multiculturalism, Migration, and Peoplehood Diversity in Contemporary South Korea. John Lie, ed. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2015. xiii, 344p.

“The Flight of Cranes: Militarized Nature at the North Korea-South Korea Border.” In Asian Environments: Connections across Borders, Landscapes, and Times. Edited by Ursula Münster, Shiho Satsuka, and Gunnel Cederlöf, Munich : RCC Perspectives (The Journal of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society), 2014. Ill, 103p. no. 3, 65-70. Available in online

“Producing Missing Persons: Korean Adoptee Artists Imagining (Im)Possible Lives.” In War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art. Wei-Ming Dariotis and Laura Kina, eds. Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2013. xviii, 292p. Available in Langson Library N6538.A83 W37 2013

 “Making Peace with Nature: The Greening of the Korean Demilitarized Zone,” ENGAGEMENT, the blog of the Anthropology and Environment Society of the American Anthropological Association, 2013

“Returning Cranes to North Korea.”  In “The Ecologic and the
Politic, Nature and the Natural ––A Virtual Symposium Exploring the North Korean Environmental.” Edited by Robert Winstanley-Chesters. SINO-NK: Northeast Asia with a China-North Korea Focus., 2012

Human Capital: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Neoliberal Logic of Return. Journal of Korean Studies 17(2) (2012): 299-327. Available in online

Seeing Double : Korean Adoptees and Dual citizenship. 전남대학교 세계한상문화연구단 국제학술회의 (2011): 43-50. Available in online

Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging. London: Duke University Press, 2010. Available in Langson Library HV875.5 .K49 2010 

The Origins of Korean Adoption : Cold War Geopolitics and Intimated Diplomacy. Washington: U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins, 2009. Available in online

Our Adoptee, Our Alien: Transnational Adoptees as Specters of Foreignness and Family in South Korea. Anthropological Quarterly 80(2) (2007). Available in online

Wedding Citizenship and Culture: Korean Adoptees and the Global Family of Korea. Social Text 74, 2003. Available in online

Korean Adoptee Auto-Ethnography: Refashioning Self, Family, and Finding Community. Visual Anthropology Review 16(1), 2001. Available in online

David Fedman

“Wartime Forestry and the ‘Low Temperature Lifestyle’ in Late Colonial Korea, 1937-45,” Journal of Asian Studies, forthcoming.
“Visions of a New Order in the Asia Pacific,” in Kären Wigen, Cary Karacas, and Sugimoto Fumiko, eds., Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 182-185.
Co-author (with Cary Karacas), “Blackened Cities, Blackened Maps,” in Kären Wigen, Cary Karacas, and Sugimoto Fumiko, eds., Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 190-193.
"Mapping Armageddon: The Cartography of Ruin in Occupied Japan," The Portolan Journal of the Washington Map Society, Vol. 92 (Spring 2015), 7-29. [Awarded the Dr. Walter Ristow Prize for Academic Achievement in the History of Cartography by the Washington Map Society]
Co-author (with Cary Karacas), “The Optics of Urban Ruination: Toward an Archeological Approach to the Photography of the Japan Air Raids,” Journal of Urban History, Vol. 40, No. 5 (2014), 959-984.
Co-author (with Cary Karacas), “A Cartographic Fade to Black: Mapping the Destruction of Urban Japan during World War II,” Journal of Historical Geography, Vol. 38 (2012), 306-328. [Awarded the 2013 Journal of Historical Geography Prize]
"Mounting Modernization: Itakura Katsunobu, the Hokkaido University Alpine Club and Mountaineering in Pre-War Japan,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, October, 2009.

Laura Kang

Traffic in Asian Women (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2020).
Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women (Duke University Press, 2002)
Echoes upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings Co-edited with Elaine H. Kim (Temple University Press, 2003)
writing away here: a korean/american anthology (Oakland, CA: Korean American Arts Festival Committee, 1994).
Editor of the Theme Unit on "Sex" in A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film, eds. Alisa Lebow and Alexandra Juhasz (Blackwell, 2015).
"Sex," in A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film, eds. Alisa Lebow and Alexandra Juhasz (Blackwell, 2015): 211-216.
“Surveillance and the Work of Anti-Trafficking: From Compulsory Examination to International Coordination,” in Feminist Surveillance Studies, ed. Rachel E. Dubrofsky and Shoshana Magnet (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015): 39-57.
"Late (Global) Capital," in The Routledge Companion to Asian American & Pacific Islander Literature, ed. Rachel C. Lee (Routledge, 2014): 301-314.
"The Uses of Asianization: Figuring Crises, 1997-8 and 2007-?," American Quarterly, v64, n3 (September 2012): 411-436. Special Issue on “Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime.” Winner of the 2013 Best Special Issue Award from The Council of Editors of Learned Journals.
"Si(gh)ting Asian/American Women as Transnational Labor," in Asian American Feminisms, ed. Leslie Bow (London: Routledge, 2012): 307-334.
"Epistemologies," in A Companion to Gender Studies, eds. Philomena Essed, David Goldberg, and Audrey Kobayashi (London: Blackwell, 2009): 73-86.
"Feminist Studies of Asian American Literary/Cultural Studies," in Feminist Studies, v33, n3 (Fall 2007): 518-538.
"Case Studies," in Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, n3 (2006).
"Conjuring ‘Comfort Women’: Mediated Affiliations and Disciplined Subjects in Korean/American Transnationality." Journal of Asian American Studies (February 2003): 25-55.
"The Desiring of Asian Female Bodies: Interracial Romance and Cinematic Subjection," in Screening Asian Americans, ed. Peter X. Feng (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2002): 71-100.
"Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s DICTEE," in Resource Guide to Asian American Literature, eds. Stephen H. Sumida and Sau-ling C. Wong. (New York: Modern Languages Association, 2001): 32-44.
"Missing Homelands and Korean/American Traversals: The Work of Art in the Time-Space of Diasporic Cultural Production," in KOREAMERICAKOREA. (Seoul, Korea: Artsonje Center, 2000): 90-95.
“Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.” ART (October 2000): 72-83.
“The Autobiographical Stagings of Jin-me Yoon,” in Jin-me Yoon: Between

Departure and Arrival (Vancouver, BC: Western Front Gallery, 1998): 23-42.
“Re-membering Home,” in Dangerous Women: Korean Women and Nationalism, eds. Elaine H. Kim and Chungmoo Choi (Routledge, 1998): 249-290.
"A Contending Pedagogy: Asian American Studies as Extracurricular Praxis," in Teaching Asian America: Diversity and the Problem of Community (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998): 123-141.
"Si(gh)ting Asian/American Women as Transnational Labor." Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 5.2 (Fall 1997): 403-437.
“The 'Liberatory Voice' of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee,”in Writing Self, Writing Nation: Essays on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee, eds Elaine H. Kim and Norma Alarcón. (Berkeley: Third Woman Press, 1994): 73–99.
"The Desiring of Asian Female Bodies: Interracial Romance and Cinematic Subjection," Visual Anthropology Review, 9 (1993): 5–21.

Jerry Lee

Lee, Jerry Won Lee. Translinguistics : Negotiating Innovation & Ordinariness . 2019 New York: Routledge. 

Lee, Jerry Won. In press. The Politics of Translingualism: After Englishes. New York: Routledge.

Jenks, Christopher J. & Jerry Won Lee, (eds.). 2017. Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2017. “Semioscapes, Unbanality, and the Re-invention of Nationness: Global Korea as Nation-Space.” Verge: Studies in Global Asias (University of Minnesota Press) 3, no. 1. 107-136.

Lee, Jerry Won & Christopher J. Jenks. 2016. “Doing Translingual Dispositions.” College Composition and Communication (NCTE) 68, no. 2. 317-344.

Jenks, Christopher J. & Jerry Won Lee. Forthcoming, 2016. “Heteroglossic Ideologies in World Englishes: An Examination of the Hong Kong Context.” International Journal of Applied Linguistics (Wiley) 26, no. 3. 384-402.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2016. “Beyond Translingual Writing.” College English (NCTE) 79, no. 2. 174-195.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2016. “The Politics of Intentionality in Englishes: Provincializing Capitalization.” Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (Routledge) 13, no. 1. 46-71.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2014. “Transnational Linguistic Landscapes and the Transgression of Metadiscursive Regimes of Language.” Critical Inquiry in Language Studies (Routledge) 11, no. 1. 50-74.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2014. “Legacies of Japanese Colonialism in the Rhetorical Constitution of South Korean National Identity.” National Identities (Routledge) 16, no. 1. 1-13.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2013. “Rudy and the Hallucination of ‘Culture’ in James Joyce’s ULYSSES.” The Explicator (Routledge) 71, no. 4). 292-297.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2012. “Commodifying Colonial Histories: Korea vs. Japan and the Re/Productions of Colonial Violence in the World Baseball Classic.” Journal of Sport & Social Issues (Sage) 36. no. 3. 231-244.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2012. “Capital, Class, and Representations of Isabel/la in Keats’s ISABELLA.” The Explicator (Routledge) 70, no. 3. 183-186.

Lee, Jerry Won & Christopher J. Jenks. 2017. “Mapping Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts.” Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts. Ed. Christopher J. Jenks & Jerry Won Lee. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 1-19.

Alvarez, Sara P., A. Suresh Canagarajah, Eunjeong Lee, Jerry Won Lee, & Shakil Rabbi. 2017. “Translingual Practice, Ethnic Identities, and Voice in Writing.” Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs. Ed. Bruce Horner & Laura Tetrault. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press. 31-47.

Lee, Jerry Won. 2013. “Re/Framing Transnational Collective Memories: Dokdo/Takeshima, Korea/Japan.” Re/Framing Identifications. Ed. Michelle Ballif. Long Grove, NJ: Waveland Press. 142-147.

James Kyung-Jin Lee

Co-guest editor, special issue on Russell Leong, Amerasia Journal 17.1 (2011).
"The Transitivity of Race and the Challenge of the Imagination." PMLA 123.5 (2008): 1550-6.

"Warfare, Asian American Literature, and Commitment." Amerasia 32.3 (2006): 79-87.

Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

Sylvia Nam

In preparation. “Phnom Penh’s Vertical Turn: Speculating with Space.”

In preparation. “The Excess of Law: Fuzzy Property in Phnom Penh.”

2014. “Authenticity and the Manufacturing of Heritage” in Claire Smith, ed. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer. With Nezar AlSayyad.

2011. “Phnom Penh from Politics of Ruin to the Possibilities of Return.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 23(1): 55-68.

2008. Siem Reap: Urban Development in the Shadow of Angkor. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust. With Adèle Esposito.

Jae Hong Kim

Kim, J.H. 2015. Crossing-over between land cover and land use: Exploring spatially varying relationships in two large US metropolitan areas. Applied Geography 60: 37-45.

Kim, J.H., T.D. Keane, and E. Bernard. 2015. Fragmented local governance and water resource management outcomes. Journal of Environmental Management 150: 378-386.

Kim, J.H. 2014. Residential and job mobility: Interregional variation and their interplay in U.S. metropolitan areas. Urban Studies 51 (13): 2863-2879.

Kim, J.H. 2013. Spatiotemporal scale dependency and other sensitivities in dynamic land use change simulations. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 27 (9): 1782-1803.

Kim, J.H. and G.J.D. Hewings. 2013. Land use regulation and intraregional population-employment interaction. Annals of Regional Science 51 (3): 671-693.

Kim, J.H. 2013. Measuring the containment and spillover effects of urban growth boundaries: The case of the Portland metropolitan area. Growth & Change 44 (4): 650-675.

Kim, J.H. and N. Jurey. 2013. Local and regional governance structures: Fiscal, economic, equity, and environmental outcomes. Journal of Planning Literature 28 (2): 111-123.

Kim, J.H. and G.J.D. Hewings. 2012. Interjurisdictional competition and land development: A micro-level analysis. In Employment Location in Cities and Regions: Models and Applications, edited by F. Pagliara, M. de Bok, D. Simmonds, and A. Wilson. 181-199. Heidelberg: Springer.

Kim, J.H. and G.J.D. Hewings. 2011. Framing urban systems and planning concerns as a multi-level problem. In The Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning, edited by N. Brooks, K. Donaghy, and G. Knaap, 674-700. New York: Oxford University Press.

Kim, J.H. 2011. Linking land use planning and regulation to economic development: A literature review.Journal of Planning Literature 26 (1): 35-47.