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Conferences, Workshops, and Forums

Keynote Presentations

“Border-Crossings in Asian Cinema: Remapping the Fragmented Histories of Cinemas,” Graduate Conference, Gender and Violence: South Korea and Beyond, University of Minnesota, US, May 2021.

“Rediscovering Korean Cinema: The Past, Present, and Future of Korean Cinema Studies,” the 8th Korean Screen Culture Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 8 June 2019. 

“The Asia Foundation and the Cold War South Korea,” the International Symposium: The Asia Foundation and the Cold War South Korea, Inha University, South Korea, 31 October 2015.

Plenary Talks

“It’s Oscar Time in Asia!: Southeast Asian Film Festival and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” the 11th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, South Korea, 22 September 2019.

“From Diaspora TV to Drama Fever.com: Consuming Korean TV Dramas in the United States,” American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) Conference, Michigan State University, Lansing, US, 27 June 2013.

Invited Book Talks (for Cinema and the Cultural Cold War)

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” an invited book talk, Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, Italy, 3 June 2022. 

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Southampton, UK, 14 February 2022. 

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” The Sino-ASEAN Infrastructural Nexus: Media, Culture, Geopolitics Series, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 19 November 2021.

 

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” an invited book talk, The Korea Institute, Harvard University, USA, 7 May 2021. 

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” an invited book talk, The Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto, Canada, 22 April 2021. 

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” an invited book talk, Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA, 12 March 2021. 

“Southeast Asian Film Festival, US Cultural Diplomacy, and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” an invited book talk, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London, UK, 25 November 2020.

 

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” an invited video lecture for NUS Museum’s virtual exhibition and film programme Whispers of History: Echoes of the Cold War in Asia, Singapore, 21-30 September 2020. 


Invited Presentations

“Asia Foundation’s Motion Picture Project and Cold War Asia,” Genealogy of Cold War Culture in East Asia: Change and Continuity Across 1945 Symposium, Tsukuba University, Tokyo, Japan, 27 December 2023.

 

“Seoul-Hong Kong-Macau: Love with an Alien (1957), Sinophone World, and Postwar South Korean National Cinema,” Diverse Landscapes of Asian Cinemas in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century International Conference, Xiamen University, China. 19-20 December 2023. 

“The Origins of the South Korean Film Renaissance,” Department of Asian Studies, University of Salamanca, 10 October 2023.
 
“The Origins of the South Korean Film Renaissance,” In Hallyu We Trust? Revisiting “Soft Power” in the New World Order of Cultural Production Workshop, Goethe Universitat Frankfurt, Germany, 6-7 July 2023.

“The Origins of the South Korean Film Renaissance,” Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari, Italy, 8 May 2023.

“Historicizing Hallyu,” ESRC UK-Korea Hallyu Network Seoul, Seoul National University, South Korea, 7-8 April 2023.

“The Asia Foundation’s Motion Picture Project and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” Wars and Revolution in (E)motion: Inter-regional Cultural Exchanges in Cold War Asia Conference, University of Hong Kong, 13 March 2023.

"San Francisco, Honolulu, and New York: Discovering South Korea’s New Cinema and the Birth of Asian Cinema Studies in the US," an invited lecture, Academy of Korean Studies, Korea, 27 October 2022.

“Rediscovering Korean Cinema,” an invited lecture, the International Center for Korean Studies of the Kyujanggak Institute, Seoul National University, Korea, 30 September 2022.
 

"Projecting South Korean Cinema to the World: The State and Stakes of Korean Film Studies," an invited lecture, Department of Arts, University of Bologna, Italy, 7 June 2022.

"From Diaspora TV to Netflix: Consuming Korean TV Drama in the US,” Is Netflix Riding the Korean Wave or Vice Versa? Conference, Seoul National University, 8-9 April 2022.

“San Francisco, Honolulu, and New York: Discovering New Cinema and the Birth of Korean Cinema Studies,” Center for Communication Research, Seoul National University, 21 December 2021.

“Post-Cold War South Korea and Hong Kong Cinema Network,” Asian Cinema Researcher Center, Pusan National University, 7 December 2021.

 

"San Francisco, Honolulu, and New York: Discovering South Korea’s New Cinema and the Birth of Asian Cinema Studies in the US," 2021 International Korean Arts Conference Seeing ‘Arts Hallyu’ from Without, Korean National University of Arts, 3 September 2021. 

“The Hoover Institution Archives and the Asia Foundation Research,” Excavated Footage, US Archives, and Alternative Historiography, a Dartmouth College-Ajou University Joint International Virtual Workshop, 13 March 2021. 


“The Cultural Cold War and Film Festivals in Asia,” The BIFF Forum, the 25th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), South Korea 24 October 2020.

“Japanese Cinema, US Propaganda, and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” Transpacific Studies and Japanese Cinema Symposium, University of California San Diego, 20-21 May 2020 (Postponed to 2021)

“King Hu and the Birth of Martial Arts Cinema,” Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 11 December 2019

“The Past, Present, and Future of Korean Cinema Studies,” Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, South Korea, 6 December 2019.

“Technology, State, and Transnationalism: The Asian Studio Network and the 1960s South Korean Cinema,” A Century of Global Korean Cinema: Thinking Through and Beyond Celluloid Lights, An International Conference to Celebrate 100 Years of Korean Films, LW Convention Center, Seoul, South Korea, 24 October 2019.

“Seoul-Hong Kong-Macau: Love with an Alien (1957), Sinophone World, and Postwar South Korean National Cinema,” BIFF Forum, the 24th Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea, 9 October 2019. 

 

“The Past, Present, and Future of Korean Cinema Studies,” Korean Film Archive, Seoul, South Korea, 19 July 2019.

 

“Southeast Asian Film Festival and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” International Film Festival Forum, Xiamen University, China, 30 June 2019. 

“Southeast Asian Film Festival and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” National Gallery of Singapore, Singapore, 27 November 2018.

 

“The South Korean Film Industry,” Korean Studies Programme, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 10 May 2018.

“Creating an Anti-Communist Motion Picture Producers’ Network in Korea: The Asia Foundation and the Korean Motion Picture Cultural Association (KMPCA),” Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 9 May 2018.

“The Asia Foundation’s Motion Picture Project and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” University College London (UCL), London, UK, 18 April 2018. 

 

“The Chinese Film Market and Hollywood, Or, How China is Remaking the Global Film Industry,” Literary Studies Seminar Series, School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 29 March 2018.

 

“The Battle for Controls: The Asia Foundation’s Motion Picture Project and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” ANU Korea Institute Seminar Series, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 21 March 2018. 

 

“Chinese Film Market, Hollywood, and Asian Cinema,” Invited Lecture, the Confucius Institute, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 4 October 2017.

“The Asia Foundation and Postwar South Korea,” The Cultural Cold War in Korea Conference, Korean Film Archive, Seoul, South Korea, 29-30 June 2017. 

 

“The Asia Foundation’s Cinema Projects and Southeast Asian Cinema,” The Asia Foundation Workshop, The Weatherhead Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1 June 2017.

 

“Projecting Asian Cinema to the World: San Francisco Film Festival and The Asia Foundation,” The Korean Cinema Workshop, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, 17 July 2016. 

“Destination Hong Kong: The Geopolitics of South Korean Espionage Films in the 1960s,” Cold War and Korean

Cinema Workshop, Princeton University, Princeton, USA, 7 May 2016. 


“Chung Chang-hwa and the Age of Korea-Hong Kong Coproduction,” Invited Lecture, Film Studies Association of Korea (FISAK), Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea, 28 November 2015. 

Conference and Workshop Papers

 

“From Sundance to Netflix: South Korean Cinema in the US Film Market, 1996-2023,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, 14-17 March 2024, Boston, USA 

 

“SOS Hong Kong: Coproducing Espionage Films in Cold War Asia.,” Association for Asian Studies in Asia (AAS in Asia) Conference, Daegu, Korea, 24 June 2023.

“From Sundance to Netflix: Distributing South Korean Cinema in the US Film Market, 1996-2021,” CREATIVE KOREA: Exploring Contemporary Korean Cultural Industries and Cultural Production Conference, Department of the Arts, University of Bologna, Italy, 4-5 May 2023.

“Seoul-Hong Kong-Macau: Love with an Alien and South Korea’s Encounter with Sinophone Cinemas in the 1950s,” Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, Denver, USA, 15 April 2023.

"Modern Music and the Early Debate on the Future of Film Music in America," the 21st Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), Daegu, South Korea, 6-10 July 2022.

“Cinema and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference, a Virtual Event, US, 23 March 2021.

“Southeast Asian Film Festival, US Cultural Diplomacy, and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, a Virtual Event, US, 19 March 2021.

"Southeast Asian Film Festival, US Cultural Diplomacy, and the Cultural Cold War in Asia," Reframing Film Festivals: Histories, Economies, Cultures, Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy, 12 February 2020. 

 

“The Battle for Control: The Asia Foundation, US Propaganda, and South Korean Cinema in the 1950s,” the 29th AKSE Conference, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, 11 April 2019.

“San Francisco, New York and Honolulu: Projecting Chinese-Language Cinema to the World,” Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, Seattle, US, 17 March 2019.

“Destination Hong Kong: Interpol, CIA, and the Red Complex in Cold War Korean Cinema,” Redefining Border-Crossing in Global Cinemas, ANU-NTU Film Studies Symposium, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2 November 2018. 

 

“The State and Stakes of the Korean Film Industry Studies,” Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions, King’s College London, UK, 20 April 2018.

 

“The Asia Foundation’s Motion Picture Project and the Cultural Cold War in Asia,” Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions, King’s College London, UK, 18 April 2018.

“Transnational Asian Cinema Network: Technology, Development, and Modernity in Cold War East Asian Cinema,” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego, USA, 28 May 2017. 

 

“The Rise and Demise of Shin Films, 1952-1975,” Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference, Toronto, Canada, 17 March 2017

 

“Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei: Cold War Espionage Films in East Asia,” Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS), SOAS University of London, UK, 9 September 2016 

 

“Codename Red: Interpol, CIA, and East Asian Espionage Films in the 1960s,” Cultural Typhoon 2016, Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 3 July 2016. 

“Seoul-Beijing-Hong Kong: Origins of the Asian Cinema Network,” 21th Busan International Film Festival Conference and Forum (BC&F), Busan, South Korea, 9 October 2015. 

“Technology, State, and Transnationalism: Toward a Theory of the Asian Studio System,” Association for Asian Studies in Asia (AAS-in-Asia) Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 23 June 2015.

 

“The Asia Foundation’s Motion Picture Project in Cold War Asia: FPA, Japan, and the South Korean Film Industry in the 1950s,” Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, 21 June 2015.

 

“Creating an Anti-Communist Motion Picture Producers’ Network in Korea,” The 4th Korean Screen Culture Conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 May 2015.
 

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