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Youngmin Choe

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Contact Information
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   
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