The Living Past in the Present and the Future This post is based on an article published in the Asian Studies Review. The full article can be read here and is currently available open-access to all readers. In the last decade, scholarly discussions of the past and present in Northeast Asia have focused on historical …
Hong Kal and Jooyeon Rhee
Hong Kal teaches visual art and culture of East Asia. She has written about expositions and museums in relation to the formation of national identity. Her current research focuses on trauma art, socially engaged art, and artistic intervention in urban development in Korea. Her research was supported by Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford University (2003-2005), Advanced Research Grant from Korea Foundation (2007-2008) and SSHRC Standard Grant (2010-2013). She is the author of Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism: Spectacle, Politics and History (Routledge, 2011) and published articles in journals of Comparative Studies in Society and History, Inter Asia Cultural Studies, Korean Studies, and The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. Jooyeon Rhee is Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature specialising in modern Korean literature and culture. Her main research deals with Korean popular literature with particular emphasis on transnational literary exchanges and interactions. Her first book, The Novel in Transition: Gender and Literature in Early Colonial Korea (Cornell University Press, 2019), investigates the transnational feature of modern Korean novels at the intersections of nation and gender.
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