Dr Su Yun Kim
I specialize in modern Korean literature and culture. My interests include imperialism and colonialism in East Asia; gender and sexuality; colonialism and race; affect; and popular narratives. My current research project, Empire of Intimacy: Race, Gender, Intermarriage in Colonial Korea 1910-1945 examines discourses of romance and marriage between Koreans and Japanese by critically analyzing print culture, including literary texts and popular media, and film from the colonial era. I have recently launched another research topic that explores the production of popular fiction and romance and family-relations in 20th Century Korea supported by HKU (Seed Fund for Basic Research) and Early Career Scheme of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, SAR. While my monograph projects focus on Korea, my co-work project with a tentative book title, Colony to Nation: Production of Popular Culture in Taiwan and Korea 1930s~1960s explores the shared experience of colonialism and post-colonialism of Korea and Taiwan through analysis of literature and film. This project is supported by Louis Cha Fund and China-West Strategic Research Theme Fund of HKU.
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2006 - present||member||Association of Asian Studies|
|2002 - present||member||Modern Language Association|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
|Korean, English, Japanese||韓文、英文、日文|
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