Nayoung A. Kwon
  • Nayoung A. Kwon

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2204 Erwin Road Room 209, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90414
  • Phone: (919) 684-4086
  • Fax: (919) 681-7871
  • Office Hours: On leave
  • Overview

    Nayoung Aimee Kwon is Associate Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Women's Studies and the Program in the Art of the Moving Image. She is the author of Intimate Empire: Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan (Duke University Press, 2015) which examines the broader problem of colonial modern and postcolonial contestations in East Asia. This issue is examined through interactions of Japanese and Korean writers and translators in the Japanese empire and their controversial postcolonial legacies. Her research and teaching interests include transcultural co-productions (literature, film, theater) between Korea and Japan; Korean and Japanese literary and filmic exchanges; theories of empire, translation, and postcoloniality; globalization and transpacific migrations and cultural flows between Asia and America. She is also a translator of Korean and Japanese literatures into English.
  • Specialties

    • Korean
    • Japanese
  • Areas of Interest

    Empire Studies
    Korean Literature and Film
    Japanese Literature and Film
    Postcolonial Studies
    Translation Studies
    Transpacific Asian/American Studies
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • AAS NEAC Japan Studies Grants,
      • Association for Asian Studies,
      • 0 2010
      • AAS NEAC Korean Studies Grants,
      • Association for Asian Studies,
      • 0 2010
  • Recent Publications

      • NA Kwon.
      • Intimate Empire Collaboration and Colonial Modernity in Korea and Japan.
      • 2015.
      Publication Description

      Nayoung Aimee Kwon examines the Japanese language literature written by Koreans during late Japanese colonialism.

      • NA Kwon.
      • "Conflicting Nostalgia: Performing The Tale of Ch'unhyang (春香傳) in the Japanese Empire."
      • The Journal of Asian Studies
      • 73
      • .01
      • (February, 2014)
      • :
      • 113-141.
      • [web]
      • with
      • N Kwon and NA Kwon.
      • "What/Where is Decolonial Asia?."
      • Social Text
      • (July, 2013)
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      • NA Kwon.
      • "Images of Korea in Japanese Literature."
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      • Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Culture, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era.
      • University of Hawaii Press,
      • (2013)
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      • NA Kwon.
      • "“Collaboration, Coproduction, Code-Switching.”."
      • Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review
      • (December, 2012)
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  • Teaching

    • AMES 415S.01
      • INTERETHNIC INTIMACIES
      • Perkins 070
      • M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    • AMES 471.01
      • WORLD OF KOREAN CINEMA
      • Allen 103
      • W 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
    • AMES 515S.01
      • INTERETHNIC INTIMACIES
      • Perkins 070
      • M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    • AMES 671.01
      • WORLD OF KOREAN CINEMA
      • Allen 103
      • W 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
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