Youngmin Choe

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Email Office THH 356N Office Phone (213) 821-4807

Research & Practice Areas

Korean Film and Visual Culture; East Asian Popular Culture; Cultural Studies; Tourism Studies; Affect


  • Ph.D. , UC Berkeley
  • PostDoctoral Appointments

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

    Korean Film and Culture; Contemporary East Asian Visual Culture; Trans-Asian Cinema; Tourism Studies; Cultural Studies

  • Book

    • 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 Chapters

    • 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. (2018). “Chaebol Affect: Emotional Capital and the Interiority of Wealth in Im Sang-soo’s The Housemaid and The Taste of Money”. Cinema Journal. Vol. 57 (4), pp. 25-46.
    • 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
    • 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