Spotlight

Sangjoon

LEE

Assistant Professor of Asian Cinema
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University

I am an assistant professor of Asian cinema at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. I hold a Ph.D. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Cinema Studies in 2011 and an MA in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005. 

I am a historian of Asian cinema whose interests span the Cultural Cold War, International Film Festivals in Asia, South Korean cinema and popular culture, and the Asian film industries. I am the author of  Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Cultural Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network (Cornell University Press, 2020) and the editor/co-editor of Rediscovering Korean Cinema (University of Michigan Press, 2019) and Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media (with Marcus Nornes; University of Michigan Press, 2015).

Prior to joining NTU, I was an assistant professor in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Department of Film and Theatre at Dankook University, South Korea. I was also a visiting assistant professor at the Australian National University in 2018. At NTU, I teach classes on international film festivals, South Korean cinema, Chinese-language cinemas, film industries in Asia, and Hollywood.