Nayoung Aimee Kwon
  • Nayoung Aimee Kwon

  • Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor
  • Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
  • 209 Franklin Center. 2204 Erwin Road
  • Campus Box 90414
  • Phone: (919) 684-4086
  • Fax: (919) 681-7871
  • Office Hours: W 2-4
  • Specialties

    • Korean
    • Japanese
  • Research Description

    Nayoung Aimee Kwon is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant 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 currently working on her book manuscript Translating Empire: the Conundrum of Collaboration in Korea and Japan (forthcoming from Duke University Press) 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.
  • Areas of Interest

    Empire Studies
    Korean Literature and Film
    Japanese Literature and Film
    Postcolonial Studies
    Translation Studies
    Transpacific Asian/American Studies
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • UCLA,
      • 2007
  • Recent Publications

      • Nayoung Aimee Kwon.
      • "Conflicting Nostalgia: Performing The Tale of Ch’unhyang in the Japanese Empire."
      • Journal of Asian Studies
      • (February, 2014)
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      • with
      • Nayoung Aimee Kwon.
      • "What/Where is Decolonial Asia?."
      • Social Text
      • (July, 2013)
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      • Nayoung Aimee Kwon.
      • "Images of Korea in Japanese Literature."
      • Imperatives of Culture: Selected Essays on Korean History, Culture, and Society from the Japanese Colonial Era.
      • University of Hawaii Press,
      • 2013.
      • Nayoung Aimee Kwon.
      • "“Collaboration, Coproduction, Code-Switching.”."
      • Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review
      • (December, 2012)
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      • Nayoung Aimee Kwon.
      • "Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze 1910-1945."
      • Pacific Affairs
      • (March, 2012)
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