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5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Atrium


Film Screenings

6:00 pm-8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Auditorium

Q & A

8:00 pm -8:30 pm

Registration & Coffee

8:30 am – 9:00 am
FedEx GEC Room 4003

Welcome Remarks
Morgan Pitelka, Director of the Carolina Asia Center

9:00 am – 9:15 am


Panel I: Visuality and Gendered Body Across Borders
9:15 am – 10:45 am

Hyon Joo Yoo
Associate Professor of English
University of Vermont
The Cinema of the Real: A Transnational Paradigm

Youngmin Choe
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Southern California
Naked Ambitions: The Nude in Korean Cinema

Comments: Nathaniel Isaacson, Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies, NC State University

Panel II: Cross-Media Dialogue in Neoliberal Korea
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Heekyoung Cho
Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington
Webtoon Platform and Media Ecology in Korea and Beyond
Haerin Shin
Assistant Professor of English
Vanderbilt University
The Optics of Mutant Vectors: Run-away Neoliberalism in Train to Busan

Comments: I. Jonathan Kief, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, UNC- Chapel Hill


12:30 am – 1:30 pm

Esther Kim Lee, Professor of Theater Studies, Duke University

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Panel III: Remapping Cold War East Asia
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Evelyn Shih
Assistant Professor of Chinese
University of Colorado Boulder
Funny Noises: Cold War (A)synchronies in Taiwanese and South Korean Film Comedy

Hye Seung Chung
Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies
Colorado State University
Archive Revisionisms: Reevaluating South Korea’s State Film Censorship of the Cold War Era

Comments: Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

Closing Remarks
Ji-Yeon Jo, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, UNC- Chapel Hill
I. Jonathan Kief, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, UNC – Chapel Hill

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM