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Featured Publications

Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema

Author: Markus Nornes
Publication Date: 2021

Drawing on a millennia of calligraphy theory and history, Brushed in Light examines how the brushed word appears in films and in film cultures of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and PRC cinemas.

Korean Families Yesterday and Today

Editors: Hyunjoon Park and Hyeyoung Woo
Publication Date: 2020

Korean families have changed significantly during the last few decades in their composition, structure, attitudes, and function.

Revisiting Minjung New Perspectives on the Cultural History of 1980s South Korea

Editor: Sunyoung Park
Publication Date: 2019

Foremost scholars of 1980s South Korea bring new perspectives on this pivotal period, expanding the horizons of Korean cultural studies by reassessing old conventions and adding new narratives.

Rediscovering Korean Cinema

Author: Sangjoon Lee
Publication Date: 2019

The first comprehensive volume examining the state, stakes, and future direction of Korean cinema studies.

Entrepreneurial Seoulite Culture and Subjectivity in Hongdae, Seoul

Author: Mihye Cho
Publication Date: 2019

A lucid narration of post-financial crisis urbanism in Seoul and the vivid experiences of living through the city in transition.


Cultures of Yusin: South Korea in the 1970s

Editor: Youngju Ryu
Publication Date: 2018

Korean Communication, Media, and Culture: An Annotated Bibliography

Editors: Kyu Ho Youm and Nojin Kwak
Publication Date: 2018

Transgression in Korea: Beyond Resistance and Control

Edited by Juhn Y. Ahn
Publication Date: 2018

Sport in Korea: History, Development, Management

Editors: Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, Mark Rosentraub
Publication Date: 2018

Smartland Korea: Mobile Communication, Culture, and Society

Author: Dal Yong Jin
Publication Date: 2017

Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media

Editors: Sangjoon Lee, Abé Mark Nornes
Publication Date: 2015