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 Presentations

“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

 

"South Korean Cinema and the Chinese-Language Film Market," Media Industries Conference 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions, King's College London, UK, 17 April 2020 (canceled)

 

"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.