University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Youngmin Choe

Youngmin ChoeYoungmin Choe is assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  She received her Ph.D. in Asian studies from University of California, Berkeley in 2007.  From 2008 to 2009, she was a Korea Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Professor Choe specializes in Korean and pan-Asian cinema; Korean and East Asian visual cultures; cultural studies; tourism studies; and travel and leisure in modern Korea. Her published works include “Transitional Emotions: Boredom and Distraction in Hong Sangsu’s Holiday Films,” Korean Studies Vol. 33 (University of Hawai’i Press, 2009).  Her forthcoming book, The Korean Popular Culture Reader (co-edited with Kyung Hyun Kim), will be published in late 2013.

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