Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies

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Ellie Choi

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Ellie Yunjung Choi is Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean Media and Culture.  Her current research interests include the transnational consumption of Korean media, the Seoul city, cyberspaces, visual culture, and dislocation.  She is the author of “The City and the Image: Seoul’s Recovery of Its Own Past,” The Metropole Series:The Urban History Association (March, 2018) and “Forgotten northerly memories: Yi Kwangsu and his alterities in The Heartless,The Journal of Asian Studies (August 2018), and is currently writing a book-length project, “The Laptop Nation and the Global Consumption of Korea.She teaches classes on Korean film and media, urban space, northern Korea, and modern cultural history.  Her first book project, Space and National Identity: Yi Kwangsu's Vision of Korea during the Japanese Empire, explored the relationships among colonial space, cultural nationalism, and historical identity. Dr. Choi was Assistant Professor of Korean Studies at Cornell University, and has also taught at Smith, Dartmouth, Yale, Yonsei, and Ewha Colleges.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  •  “The City and the Image: Seoul’s Recovery of Its Own Past.”  The Metropole Series. The Urban History Association.  March, 2018.

https://themetropole.blog/2018/03/30/the-city-and-the-image-seouls-recovery-of-its-own-past/

 

  • “Forgotten northerly memories: Yi Kwangsu and his alterities in The Heartless.The Journal of Asian Studies.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (August 2018). 
  • “Yi Kwangsu and the Post-World War I Reconstruction Debate in Korea." The Journal of Korean Studies.  Seattle: University of Washington Press (Spring 2015).  
  • “Minjok kaejoron” (On National Reconstruction, 1922), in Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era, Chris Hanscom, Walter Lew and Youngju Ryu, eds.  Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2013.
  • “Another Perspective on Yi Kwang-su: Selections from Yi Kwangsu’s Early Writings, 1909-1922.” In Azalea, vol. 4.  David R. McCann and Youngjun Lee, eds.  Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2010.

TRANSLATIONS

  • Yi, Kwangsu, “Minjok kaejoron” (On National Reconstruction, 1922), in Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Literature, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era, Chris Hanscom, Walter Lew and Youngju Ryu, eds.  Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2013.
  • Yi Kwangsu, “Tonggyŏng esŏ Kyŏngsŏng kkaji” (“From Tokyo to Seoul,” 1917). Translation, in Azalea, vol. 4.  David R. McCann and Youngjun Lee, eds.  Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2010. 
  • Sŏng, Sŏkche, “First Love.” Translation, in Azalea, vol. 1.  David R. McCann and Youngjun Lee, eds.  Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2007.
  • Kim Suyŏng, “Ǒnŭnal  Kogung ŭl  naomyŏnsŏ (On exiting the imperial palace one day),” translation. The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Literature, David McCann, editor.  New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.  

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