Hyuk-chan Kwon, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - East Asian Studies Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - East Asian Studies Dept
Phone
(780) 492-1589
Address
3-42 Pembina Hall
8921 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H8

Overview

About

Hyuk-chan Kwon is primarily interested in reading all kinds of fun stories for sheer pleasure, without regard to moral values, didacticism, or learning. For him, page-turners that can be read overnight are ideally suited to this interest. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta and previously held appointments at City University of Hong Kong, Academy of Korean Studies, and Korea University. He has been published, in various languages, in Acta Koreana, Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, Playing with the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History, Journal of Chinese Language and Literature (Seoul), Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Literature (forthcoming), Self, Identity, and Emotions in Traditional China (forthcoming) among others. He is revising his dissertation, “From Sanguo yanyi to Samgukchi: Appropriation and Domestication of Three Kingdoms in Korea” for publication. He has taught courses in multiple languages on the literatures and cultures of China, Korea, Japan, and East Asia, as well as courses on translation, popular culture, and cultural heritage management. One of his research interests is to contribute original research, in an East Asian context, that illuminates the ever-increasing interplay between traditional and modern literary cultures inspired by Chinese literary masterpieces.


Research

Premodern Korean literature, especially sexuality and conflicts of identities in p’ansori narratives

Literary translation between Korean, Chinese, and English

Comparative research of Korean and Chinese literature

Premodern Chinese narratives, especially sexuality in the novels of late imperial China

Women’s authorship and readership of traditional Chinese narratives in Korea

Transformation of traditional East Asian narratives in contemporary interactive media

Analysis of Three Kingdoms- related cultural products and their dissemination in East Asia

Courses

EASIA 270 - Overview of Korean Culture

Major trends in Korean literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in KOREA 240.

Fall Term 2020
EASIA 370 - Topics in Contemporary Korean Culture

Note: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021
EASIA 471 - Topics in Korean Studies

Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021
EASIA 598 - Topics in East Asian Research

An inquiry into the diversity of disciplines used in the study of East Asian literatures and cultures. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

Fall Term 2020
EASIA 599 - Directed Reading in East Asian Studies

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

Winter Term 2021

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