Youngmin Choe

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Contact Information
E-mail: youngmij@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-4807
Office: THH 356N



  • Ph.D. , UC Berkeley

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2009   

    Description of Research

    Research Keywords
    Korean Film and Culture; Contemporary East Asian Visual Culture; Trans-Asian Cinema; Tourism Studies; Cultural Studies
    Research Specialties
    Korean Film and Visual Culture; East Asian Popular Culture; Cultural Studies; Tourism Studies; Affect


    • Choe, Y. (2016). Tourist Distractions: Traveling and Feeling in Transnational Hallyu Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press.
    • Kyung Hyun Kim and Youngmin Choe (Ed.). (2014). The Korean Popular Culture Reader. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

    Book Chapter
    • Choe, Y. (2008). "Affective Sites: Hur Jin-ho's Cinema and Film-induced Tourism in Korea." In Asia on Tour: Exploring the Rise of Asian Tourism. pp. 109-126. London, New York: Routledge.

    Journal Article
    • Choe, Y. (2015). Double Longing: The Return Home in South Korean Women's Documentaries. Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema. Vol. 7 (2)
    • Choe, Y. (2013). "Postmemory DMZ in South Korean Cinema, 1999–2003". The Journal of Korean Studies. Vol. Volume 18 (No 2)
    • Choe, Y. (2010). "Transitional Emotions: Boredom and Distraction in Hong Sang-su's Holiday Films". Korean Studies (University of Hawaii Press). Vol. 33

    New Courses Developed

    • Transnational Korean Cinema, EALC 509, 2012-2013   
    • Introduction to Korean Film, EALC 333, Spring 2012   
    • Topics in Korean Visual and Cultural Studies: "Feelings in Korean Popular Culture", EALC 465, Spring 2012   
    • Proseminar in Korean Cultural History, EALC 532, Fall 2011   
    • Travel in Korean Visual Culture, EALC 499, Spring 2010   
    • Contemporary Korean Film and Culture, ARLT 100G, Fall 2009   

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong