Jooyeon Rhee

Dr. Jooyeon Rhee

Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies
Jooyeon Rhee

Jooyeon Rhee, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Head of Korean Studies Program

Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem





Dr. Jooyeon Rhee

Room 6116, Humanities Building

Dep. of East Asian Studies 

Faculty of Humanities                                                Telephone: 972 (054) 396-6261

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem                         Fax: 972 (02) 588-0132
Mt. Scopus 91905 Jerusalem, Israel                          

Home Address: Apt. #5, 8 Nachshon Street, Abu-Tor, Jerusalem, Israel 9976000




2011                Ph.D. at York University: Department of Humanities. Ph.D. conferred on May 12, 2011 (Korean Literature and Film), Canada

2005                MA at York University: Department of Humanities (Korean and Japanese

                        Literature), Canada

2004                BA in Art History (Honour) at York University, Canada



Korean Literature: New Fiction, Detective/Mystery Fiction

Japanese Literature: Detective/Mystery Fiction

Korean diaspora in Japan

Food and Gender in Media in Korea



2013-4             Golda Meir Fellowship Lectureship Awards, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2013                Nominee for the Womyn’s Center Woman of the Year Award, Wittenberg University, Ohio, USA

2011                Nominee for the Best PhD Thesis of the Year Award, York University, Toronto, Canada



July 2013 - Present        Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Oct. 2017 – Jan. 2018    Visiting Professor, Research Center for Korean Studies, Kyushu University, Japan

Oct. 2014 - Present        Research Fellow, The Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Israel

Oct. 2011- Present         Research Associate, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto, Canada

Sep. 2014 - Present       Cultural Ambassador of Incheon City, South Korea

Aug.2012- May 2013      Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Wittenberg University, Ohio, USA

Sep. 2011- Apr.2012       Lecturer, York University/University of Toronto, Canada

Sep. 2011- June 2012     Visiting Researcher, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada                                   

May - July 2010               Lecturer, Ontario College of Arts and Design University, Toronto, Canada

2007-2008                       Visiting Researcher, Waseda University, Tokyo



2018-9             Arts and Cultural Exchange Program, Korea Foundation, USD 30,000

2018                Research Fellowship, Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), Seoul, Korea

2017                Recipient of the Window on Korea (WOK) Competition. Korean National Library.  USD 60,000

2015-8             Seed Program for Korean Studies Grant for “The Promotion of education and research programs in Korean Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.” (PI). The Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea USD 135,000 for three year (45,000/yr)

2015-8             Research Grant for “The Empire of Crime: Class, Race and Gender in Korean Detective Fiction, 1910s–1940s.” (PI). The Israeli Science Foundation, Israel USD 70,000 (USD 23,000/yr, 88,000 New Israeli Shekels/yr)

2014-5             Co-applied with Nissim Otmazgin, Ingyu Oh, and Gil Sung Park. Korea Foundation Research Grant, “Hallyu in the Middle East,” The Truman Institute and Institute of Hallyu Convergence Research of Korea University, South Korea USD 20,000

2014-6             Co-applied with Nissim Otmazgin and Orna Naftali. The Truman Institute Research, “Global Cities and Middle Class in East Asia,” Israel USD 10,000

2012-2013       Grant for Korean Literature Studies Overseas, The Daesan Foundation, South Korea USD 7,000

2012                Short-Term Research Travel Grant, Korea Foundation and The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC), USA USD 2,500

2012                Research Assistantship Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada CDND 5,000

2008                Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarships, Canada CDND 2,800

2006-2009       Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada CDND105,000




(forthcoming, 2019) The Novel in Transition: Gender and Literature in Early Colonial Korea, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University East Asia Program.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

(forthcoming, May 2019) “Beyond Victims and Heroes: The 5.18 Cinema Across Gender Boundary,” Korean Studies, 34 pages.

(forthcoming, March 2019) “Gender Politics in Food Escape: Korean Masculinity in TV Cooking Shows in South Korea,” Journal of Popular Film and Television, 35 pages.

“Introduction to a Special Issue Diasporic Art and Korean Identity,” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, 29 (Dec. 2018): 1-14.

“Making Sense of Fiction: Social and Political Functions of Serialized Fiction in The Daily News (Maeil sinbo) in 1910s Korea.” Journal of Korean Studies, vol. 22, no. 1 (2017): 227-257.

“Against the Nihilism of Suffering and Death: Life and Works of Richard E. K. Kim.” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, no. 18, March, 2016, 1-20

Jooyeon Rhee and Nissim Otmazgin, "Expanding Transnational Dialogue in Asia through Hallyu", The Asia-Pacific Journal, vol. 14, issue 7, no. 4, April 1, 2016.

Jooyeon Rhee, "Gendering Multiculturalism: Representation of Migrant Workers and Foreign Brides in Korean Popular Films", The Asia-Pacific Journal, vol. 14, Issue 7, No. 9, April 1, 2016.

 “The Politics of Romance in Colonial Korea: An Investigation of a Korean Translation of the Japanese Romance Novel, The Gold Demon.” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies, vol 15, no. 1 (2015): 69-87.

“No Country for the New Woman”: Rethinking Gender and Cultural Nationalism in Colonial Korea through Kim Myǒngsun.” Acta Koreana, vol 17, no. 1 (June 2014): 399-427.

On “The Value of Literature” and “What is Literature?” Azalea: Journal of Korean Culture and Literature, volume 4, Harvard University and University of Hawaii Press

(2011): 283-5.

“Arirang and the Making of Nationalistic Films in South and North Korea,” Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, vol. 1, no. 1 inaugural issue (2009): 27-43.

 “Aesthetics of Disappearance: The metaphor of suicide and the politics of memory in modern Japan and Korea,” A Peer-Reviewed Electronic Journal for Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, 2008-9,

 “Manifestation of ‘Japanese Spirit’ in Wartime Japan: Focusing on Images of Women in Films, The New Earth and the Suicide Troops of the Watchtower,” (in English) SAI: The Journal of the International Association of Korean Literary and Cultural Studies, 2008, pp. 207-240.

Edited Journal/Volumes

(forthcoming, 2019) Jooyeon Rhee and Hong Kal (eds.) “Social Changes and Visual Culture in Contemporary Korea.” Korean Studies.

Jooyeon Rhee and Hijoo Son (eds.) “Diasporic Art and Korean Identity,” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Reviews, no. 29 (December, 2018).

Jooyeon Rhee and Nissim Otmazgin, “Introduction and editing for “Expanding Transnational Dialogue in Asia Through Hallyu,” The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Vol. 14, Issue 7, No. 4, April 1, 2016. (Spring, 2016)

Jooyeon Rhee and Hong Kal (eds), Introduction and Descriptions of collected essays for a section, “War and Visual Culture” in the Japan Focus Reader, Japan Focus, November 2012, pp. 1-230

Chapters in Books

“Road to Kwangju [Kwangju ro kanŭn’gil],” in The Taxi Driver [t’aekssi unjŏnsa], Edited by The Association of Korean Media Culture, Seoul: Yŏn’gŭk kwa in’gan, 2018, 135-153.

 “Collective Nostalgia and Anxiety in Korean Film Music: Im Kwǒnt’aek’s Use of P’ansori in Sǒp’yǒnje,” in Film Music in Minor National Cinema. Edited by Gérman Gil Guriel, New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016, 115-132.

“Are You My Friend or Enemy? Female Friendship at the Crossroads of Class, Race, and Gender in Sara Paretsky’s and Natsuo Kirino’s Detective Fictions,” in Out of Deadlock: Female Emancipation in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski Novels, and her Influence on Contemporary Crime Fiction, edited by Enrico Minardi and Jennifer Byron. London, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, March 2015, 101-116.

“Chasing the Monster: Representation of Korean Residents in Japan and Human Rights in Oshima Nagisa’s Film, Death by Hanging.” Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Publishers, November 16, 2014, 153-168.

“Gender and Nation: Japanese War Propaganda Films.” Included in Korean Culture in the Late Colonial Period. Edited by Watanabe Naoki and Hwang Hoduk. Seoul: Somyǒng, 2010, 393-423.


Other Publications

Book Reviews

Yun Sun Yang. From Domestic Woman to Sensitive Young Men. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2017. The Journal of Asian Studies, volume 77, no. 2. (2018), 822-823.

Aimee Nayoung Kwon. Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. Acta Koreana, vol. 19, no. 1 (June 2016): 393-396.

Choi, Hyaeweol. New Women in Colonial Korea: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 2012. The Journal of Korean Studies, volume 19, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 468-472.

Choi, Min Koo. Voices of the New Woman in Colonial Korea: Generic and Linguistic Interplay in the Construction of Self-Narratives. PhD dissertation. University of Hawaii, Manoa. Dissertation Review. March 2014, 6 pp.

Film Reviews

 “On Strokes of Fire” (dir. Im Kwǒnt’aek 2002)/ “On The Aimless Bullet” (dir. Yu Hyǒnmok 1961)/ ”On The Power of Kangwǒn Province” (dir. Hong Sangsu 1998). Directory of World Cinema: South Korea, edited by Collette Balmain. London, UK: Intellect Ltd, December 15, 2013, pp. 58-9/78-9/127-8.

Other Journals

“Two Portraits of the Children of the Empire in Kim Saryang’s “Into the Light” and Yuasa Katsue’s “Red Dates”,” Bulletin of Korean Studies, volume 33 (2018): 57-80.

 “Korean Studies in the Middle East: Focusing on Israel,” Han’guk munhwa yŏn’gu, volume 33 (2018): 265-287. (in Korean)

“Migrant Workers and Foreign Brides in ‘Multicultural Korea’”. Perspectives Internationales. November 11, 2014.



WHITE. Written by Kenya Hara, (from Japanese to English). Tokyo:   Chuokoron Shinsha, 2008, 64 pp.

*published in Japan in 2008. South Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, and German versions, all including my English text, were published in 2009.

Chapters in Books

 “Red Dates” (Natsume) by Yuasa Katsue (from Japanese to English), Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: An Anthology, ed. Ted Goossen and Anindo Hazra, Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Press, November 16, 2014, pp. 77-95.

 “Led by the Scarlet Pleats: Robert Bresson’s L’argent.” by Hasumi Shigehiko (from Japanese to English), in a new edition of the book, Robert Bresson, edited by James Quandt. Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario, 2011, pp. 533-545.

 “Kim Saryang and Joy Kogawa,” written by Ted Goossen, (from English to Korean), Seoul: Somyǒng, in Korean Culture in the Late Colonial Period, edited by Watanabe Naoki and Hoduk Hwang. Seoul: Somyǒng, 2010, pp. 208-223.

Articles and Essays

 “The Land of the Indian Ocean Literature: A Dialogue,” by J. Nalisosa Ravalitera and Lee Sukho, in Barima Literary Magazine: Towards Creative Values in the Age of Globalization. Asia-Africa-Latin America Literary Research Institute. Seoul: Kukhak charyowon, 2013, pp. 146-152.

 “War Propaganda and Entertainment: Korea-Japan Collaboration Films, Suicide Squad of the Watchtower (1943) and Love and Pledge (1945), and Directors, Imai Tadashi and Ch’oe In’gyu. (from Japanese to English). Written by Watanabe Naoki. Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Reviews, no. 5, 2012, pp. 88-113.

 “The Value of Literature” (Munhak ǔi kach’i) and “What is Literature?” (Munhak iran hao) written by Yi Kwangsu, (from Korean to English), Azalea: Journal of Korean Culture and Literature, vol 4. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2011, pp. 287-291/pp. 293-313.

* Invited to contribute commentaries on translations in the same volume, pp. 283-5.



Anat Haina, 2017 – current, “Gender Representation in Yi T’aejun’s Works,” MA Thesis, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tal Kaptur, 2015 – current, “Ethnic Minority Education in China: Education for Korean Chinese in Jilin Province,” MA Thesis, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Aviya Amir, 2013-2016, “From Jerusalem to Seoul via Japan: The Spread of the Jewish Talmud to Korea and Japan,” MA Thesis, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



The Journal of Asian Studies

The Journal of Korean Studies

Dissertation News

Acta Koreana

Cornell East Asia Series

Romanian Journal of Sociology

Journal of Culture and Convergence



Nov. 2, 2018               Guest speaker, “The Empire of Crime: Criminalistic Fantasy of Modernity in Detective Fiction in Colonial,” University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Oct. 4., 2018               Guest speaker, “Detective Fiction in Colonial Korea,” Academy of Korean Studies

Jan. 23, 2018               Seminar, “The Detective, the Femme Fatale, and the Colony: Popular Imagination of Crimes in Colonial Korea,” Research Center for Korean Studies, Kyushu University, Japan

Nov.10-12, 2017         Seminar, Korean Society: Focusing on Gender Relations, Teaching ‘Korea’ in Philippine Academia: Interdisciplinary Seminar-Workshop for Filipino High School Educators, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Oct. 31, 2017              Seminar, “Crime Fiction in 1930s Colonial Korea,” Dept. of Korean Literature and Language, Chungnam University, Korea

Jan. 28, 2016               Seminar, “The Language of Displacement and Memory: Focusing on Richard E.K. Kim’s The Martyred and Lost Names,” Yonsei University, Korea

Jan. 15, 2016               Guest speaker, “Religion and Philosophy in Traditional Korean Art,” Wilfrid Israel Museum, Yok’neam, Israel.

Jan. 28-9, 2015           Seminar, “The Economy of Pleasure and Survival: An Investigation of Gendered Labour in Colonial Korea,” Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.

April 1, 2014               Guest speaker, “Human Rights and Zainichi in Oshima Nagisa’s Film,” Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Feb. 4/5, 2014             Honorary Lecturer, “Gender and Colonialism in Korea,” Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.

Nov. 22, 2013             Honorary Speaker, “Historical Film in Korea,” Korean Film Festival in Israel

April 9, 2013               “Translating Love: Newspaper-serialized Fiction in Colonial Korea,” East Asian Studies Program Colloquia, Wittenberg University, Ohio, USA

April 9, 2012               “Riding the Korean Wave: Latest cultural trend driving Kanadians krazy for music,” interview. National Post, Canada.

Jan. 20, 2012               “Engineering Fictions: Constructions of Everyday Life in Early Modern Korean Literature, 1910-1916, Asian Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

Feb. 21, 2006              “Exhibition Organization for Emerging Curators, Cambridge Galleries, organized by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Ontario, Canada

Nov. 2005                   “Introducing Modigliani,” video-taped at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, All TV, Canada

June 20, 2004              “The Art of Survival” (Inuit sculpture and graphic arts from Cape Dorset), McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada



May 22, 2018              Organizer, “Science and Gender in Modern Korean Culture,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

May, 21, 2018             Organizer, “Stories and Storytellings: Korean Diaspora,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

May 28, 2017              Co-organizer, “Public Image and Narrative-Making in Japan-Korea Relations,” The Harry S. Truman Institute of the Advancement of Peace, Israel.

May 21 – 23, 2017      Organizer, “Korean Diaspora and the Arts,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

June 21 – 23, 2016      Co-organizer, “Middle Classes in East Asia’s Global Cities: Spaces, Communities, and Lifestyles,” The Harry S. Truman Institute of the Advancement of Peace, Israel

May 24 – 26, 2016      Organizer, “Mobility, Creativity, and Collectivity: Making Sites in Contemporary Korean Visual Culture,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

May 17-19, 2015        Organizer, “Transnational Cultural Interactions between Korea and Japan: From Pre-modern to Colonial Period,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

May 13-15, 2014        Co-organizer, “Cultural Geography of Hallyu: Mapping the World through Korean Popular Culture,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Nov., 2014                  Organizer, “Korean Studies Day at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel



Apr.11-14, 2019          “Popular Imaginations of the Bad Girl: Criminalizing Women in Romance Novels in Colonial Korea,” Association of Korean Studies in Europe, Sapienza University, Italy

Mar.23-24, 2019         “An Uncanny Empire: Doppelgänger in Kim Naesŏng’s Detective Fiction in Late Colonial Korea,” The ASS Annual Conference, Denver, USA.

Dec. 1-2, 2018            “Food and Bonding in Fukazawa Ushio’s The Matchmaker,” Zainichi Koreans in the 21st Century, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Nov. 2, 2017              “Cultural Imaginations of Crime and Urban Masculinity in Detective Fiction in Colonial Korea,” Academia Koreana International Conference on Modern Korean Literature, Keimyung University, Korea

Aug. 4, 2017              “Crime Fiction in Colonial Korea: The Fantasy of Vengeance in Yi Sanghyŏp’s Neptune (Haewangsŏng), 13th Korean Language, Literature, and Culture International Conference, Yonsei University, Korea

Apr. 20 – 23, 2017      Discussant of the panel, “The Construction of Korean History on Screen,” Association of Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE), Prague

Mar 16 – 19, 2017      Discussant of the panel, “The Contentious Meanings of “Creativity” in the Contemporary Korean Visual Culture,” Association of Asian Studies, Toronto

June 21-23, 2016        “Drinking Up Anxiety: The Relationship Between Wine Consumption and the Middle Class Consciousness in Contemporary South Korea.” Middle Classes in East Asia’s Global Cities: Spaces, Communities, and Lifestyles. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

May 24-26, 2016        “Feeding the Hungry Eyes: The “Mokppang” Phenomenon in South Korea.” Mobility, Creativity, and Collectivity: Making Sites in Contemporary Korean Visual Culture. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

May 18-19, 2016        “Screening Death and Nostalgia: The Construction of Colonial Nostalgia in the Japanese Policy Films during the Pacific War.” The 13th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies in Israel. Tel-Hai College, Israel

May 17 -19, 2015       “Two Portraits of Interracial Marriage and Family in Kim Saryang’s Into the Light and Yuasa Katsue’s Red Dates.” Transcultural Interactions between Korea and Japan, from Pre-modern to Colonial Period, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

May 23-5, 2015          “Richard Kim and Writing as “the Proof of Life”.” Cross-Currents International Forum, UC Berkeley, California, USA

June 20-1, 2015          “The [Im]mobility of Vengeful Masculinity in Colonial Space: Focusing On A Korean Adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo.” Association of Asian Studies in Japan, Tokyo, Japan

May 26, 2014              "Popularizing the Unpopular: Foreign Brides, Migrant Workers, and the Politics of Recognition in Korean Popular Culture." 12th Biennial Conference of Asian Studies, University of Haifa, Israel

May 14, 2014              “Politics of Film or Film Politics?”: The Cinematic Geography of Politics in Contemporary Korea.” Hallyu in the Middle East International Conference, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

May 8, 2013                “Locating Home: Assessing Multiculturalism in South Korea Through  Hallyu.” The “Miracle” Narrative of the Korean Cultural Industries: Perspectives from the Middle East. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

April 12, 2013             “From Arirang to Gangnam Style: Teaching Korean Literature, Film, and Pop Culture at the Crossroads of Colonialism and Nationalism.” ASIANetwork Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Feb. 22, 2013              “Oppa Goes to Latin America: The Emergence and Development of South Korean Pop Culture.” the 12th Ohio Latin American Conference (OLAC). Springfield, Ohio, USA

Jan. 18, 2013               “Translating Emotion: Gendered Representation of Modernity in Newspaper-Serialized Fiction in 1910s Colonial Korea,”AAS Southeast Conference. Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

May 2012                    “Undoing Nationalistic Historiography of Korean Film,” Film workshop at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Toronto, Canada.

May 2012                    “Chasing Monster: A Critical Analysis of Oshima Nagisa’s Death by Hanging in Human Rights Context,” International Workshop organized by Literatures and Human Rights in Asia and Asian Diaspora, Toronto, Canada

Mar. 22, 2012             “Dumas Goes to Asia: Justice and Order in East Asia Envisioned in a Korean translation of The Count of Monte Cristo, Neptune (1916-7),” AAS Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada

Apr. 2, 21011              “A Korean Translation of Ozaki Koyo’s The Gold Demon,” AAS Annual Conference, Hawai’i, USA

Mar. 5, 2011               “Mencius’ Mother in Armour,” University of Toronto Graduate Conference, Toronto, Canada

July 16, 2010              “Yi Sang Conference,” Celebrating Modern Korean Literature and Culture Conference, Musashi University, Tokyo

Sep. 26, 2008              “Images of Women in Postcards in Colonial Korea,” York University International Graduate Students Conference, Toronto, Canada

Feb. 8, 2008                “Propaganda and Melodrama: representation of women in the film, The Straits of Chosŏn, and in the   literature, The Chapter of Thistle,” Columbia University Graduate Students Conference, New York, USA.

June 23, 2007              “Na Un-Kyu’s Arirang and the making of a national narrative”, The Asian Studies Conference Japan, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.

Mar. 30, 2007             “Na Un-Kyu’s Arirang and the making of a national narrative”, Graduate Students Conference, East Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

May 2006                    “A Victorian Samurai: Nakamura Keiu and his translation of Self-Help”, Graduate Conference, Division of Humanities, York University, Toronto, Canada

Mar. 2006                   “Nation Imagined”, Imitation and Transgression, Graduate Conference of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

May 2005                    “Virtual Suicide or Techno Sublime?” A common ground, Graduate students conference, Division of Humanities, York University, Toronto, Canada



June 2016        Middle Classes and Global East Asian Cities, The Harry S. Truman Institute for Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Nov. 2014       Soft Power and Hallyu, Korea University and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2010 - 11         Colonial workshop at the Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto, Canada

2010                Gender and Cultural Production, Centre for Feminist Research, York  University, Canada

July, 2009       Dissertation Workshop, Centre for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois, Champagne, USA

Sep., 2008       International Symposium, “Behind the Lines: Culture in Late Colonial Korea,” York Centre for Asian Research, Toronto, Canada

2007 - 8           Jinbun hyōronkai (Research Group of Humanities and Criticism Workshop), Waseda University/Musashi University, Tokyo, Japan



Current                        Director, Korean Studies Forum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Academic Committee, Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Current                       Member of Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

Current                        Member of Modern Language Association (MLA)

2009                            Member of Recruitment Committee, Division of Humanities, York  University

2008-2010                   Member of Executive Committee, York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Canada

2006-2007                   Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee, Division of  Humanities, York University, Canada

                                    Member of Executive Committee, York Centre for Asian Research

2004-2005                   Representative, Graduate Students Association, York University



Korean, native

English, native level fluency

Japanese, fluency in reading and speaking

Classical Chinese, low-intermediate level in reading

Modern Hebrew, elementary in speaking, reading and writing



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