Dr. Jooyeon Rhee
Jooyeon Rhee, Ph.D
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS
Dr. Jooyeon Rhee
Dep. of East Asian Studies Telephone: 972 (054) 396-6261
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Fax: 972 (02) 588-0132
Mt. Scopus 91905 Jerusalem, Israel
2005-2011 Ph.D. at York University: Department of Humanities. Ph.D. conferred on May 12, 2011 (Korean Literature and Film), Canada
2007-2008 Researcher, Waseda University, Tokyo
Literature in early colonial Korea: focusing on domestic fiction
Literature in late colonial Korea: focusing on crime fiction
Korean Diaspora in Japan
Translation of Korean and Japanese Literature
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
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
APPOINTMENTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Oct. 2017 – Jan. 2018 Visiting Professor, Research Center for Korean Studies, Kyushu University, Japan
July 2013 - Present Lecturer (tenure-track), Department of Asian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2018-9 Arts and Cultural Exchange Program, Korea Foundation
2018 Research Fellowship, Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), Seoul, Korea
2017 Recipient of the Window on Korea (WOK) Competition. Korean National Library.
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
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
2014-5 Co-applied with Nissim Otmazgin, Korea Foundation Research Grant, “Hallyu in the Middle East,” The Truman Institute and Institute of Hallyu Convergence Research of Korea University, South Korea
2014-6 Co-applied with Nissim Otmazgin and Orna Naftali. The Truman Institute Research, “Global Cities and Middle Class in East Asia,” Israel
2012-2013 Grant for Korean Literature Studies Overseas, The Daesan Foundation, South Korea
2012 Short-Term Research Travel Grant, Korea Foundation and The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC), USA
2012 Research Assistantship Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada
2008 Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarships, Canada
2006-2009 Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada
(forthcoming) Engineering Fiction: Gender, Nation, and Literature in Early Colonial Korea.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
(forthcoming) “Gender Politics in Food Escape: Korean Masculinity in TV Cooking Shows in South Korea,” Journal of Popular Film and Television (Spring, 2019), 35 pages.
“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
“Na Un Kyu 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, http://mcel.pacificu.edu/easpac/2009/rhee.php3
“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.
(Accepted) Jooyeon Rhee and Hijoo Son (eds.) “Diasporic Art and Korean Identity,” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Reviews (2019)
(Accepted) Jooyeon Rhee and Hong Kal (eds). “Social Changes and Visual Culture in Contemporary Korea,” Korea Journal (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
“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, pp.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, pp. 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, pp. 393-423.
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. http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/author/jooyeon-rhee
“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.
“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. http://perspectivesinternationales.com/?p=1257
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 Katsuei (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.
Anat Haina, 2017 -, “Yi T’aejun’s Works in Colonial Korea and in North Korea,” MA Thesis, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michal Friedman, 2017 -, “Crimes Against Women in Korea,” 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.
Journal of Korean Studies
Cornell East Asia Series
Romanian Journal of Sociology
Jan. 23, 2018 “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 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 Invited Seminar Lecturer, “Crime Fiction in 1930s Colonial Korea,” Dept.
of Korean Literature and Language, Chungnam University, Korea
Jan. 28, 2016 Invited Seminar Lecturer, “The Language of Displacement and Memory:
Focusing on Richard E.K. Kim’s The Martyred and Lost Names,” Yonsei
Jan. 15, 2016 Guest Speaker, “Religion and Philosophy in Traditional Korean Art,”
Wilfrid Israel Museum, Yok’neam, Israel.
Jan. 28-9, 2015Invited Seminar Lecturer, “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
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
ORGANIZING ACADEMIC EVENTS
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
Dec. 8 – 9, 2018 “Two Portraits of Intermarriage and Family in Kim Saryang’s “Into the Light” and Yuasa Katsue’s “Red Dates,” The 25th International Conference on Korean Studies, Chengchi University, Taiwan
Nov. 2-3, 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
SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOPS
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
MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICES
Current Director, Korean Studies Forum, 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 fluency in reading, writing, and speaking
English, fluency in reading, writing, and speaking
Japanese, fluency in reading, speaking, and writing
Modern Hebrew, elementary in speaking, reading and writing