Dr Hyang-jin Lee

Associate Researcher
+44 (0)114 222 8414

BA, MA Yonsei; PhD Leeds.

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  • Il Cinema Coreano Contemporaneo, Rome: Obarrao (Contemporary Korean Cinema: Identity, Culture and Politics, new edition, 2006).
  • Contemporary Korean Cinema: Identity, Culture and Politics (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001). 
  • The Development and Diffusing of a New Leisure Culture in Contemporary Korea (co-authored) (Seoul: The Korea Culture and Arts Foundation, 1991).


  • Cultural Democracy, Nationalism and Popular Cinema in South Korea, Pacific Affairs (2004).
  • The Images of Otherness and "Sleeping with the Enemy" in North Korean Cinema, Papers of the British Association of Korean Studies, 9 (2004). 
  • Requiem for a Mother: Identity and Male Subjectivity in the Films of Itami Juzo and Park Cholsu, The 2003 Association of Korean Studies in Europe Conference Proceedings, pp. 147-54. 
  • Cinema and Construction of Identity in Contemporary Korea: War and Division, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 10:1 (2001), pp. 143-68.
  • Ch'unhyangjŏn, Cinematic Texts of the Era of Division, Review of Korean Studies, 3: 2 (2000), pp. 139-65.
  • T'ongil Shidaeŭi Pukhan Yonghwa Iilkki, (An Interpretation of North Korean Cinema in the Era of Unification), Creation and Criticism, 110: 4 (2000), pp. 295-313.
  • Conflicting Working Class Identities in North Korean Cinema, Korea Journal, 40: 3 (2000), pp. 237-54.

Book Chapters

  • New Korean Cinema: Virtual Reality and Youthful Rebellions, in Anne Ciecko and Adam Knee (eds.), Contemporary Asian Cinema: Popular Culture in a Global Frame (forthcoming). 
  • Chunhyang in Seoul and Cannes: Marketing an Old Tradition in New Korean Cinema, in Julian Stringer and Shin Chi- Yun (eds.), New Korean Cinema, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
  • Chunhyang vs. Oasis: Korean Identity from a Political Perspective, in Aesthetics of Korean
  • Cinema and Historical Imagination, Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2004. 
  • State Cinema and Passive Revolution in North Korea, in Mike Wayne (ed.), Marxism and Film, London: Pluto, 2004.
  • Between Seoul and Cannes: Chihwason as a "Korean" Film, in Chihwason, Seoul: Samin, 2003.
  • Momuro Ssunun Sikmin Yoksa Ilkki (The Colonial History Written by Bodies), in Suchuiin Pulmyong, Seoul: Samin, 2002, pp. 12-43.
  • A Comparison of North and South Korean Culture as a Device for Reunification, in Collection of Essays on North Korea and Korean Reunification, Seoul: The Board of National Reunification, 1990, pp. 335-419.