Kyeong-Hee Choi

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Kyeong-Hee Choi
Occupation Professor of modern Korean literature
Employer University of Chicago
Korean name
Hangul 최경희
Revised Romanization Choe Gyeong-hui
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oi Kyŏnghŭi

Kyeong-Hee Choi is an associate professor of modern Korean literature at the University of Chicago. Prior to teaching at Chicago, Choi was a professor at Indiana University.[1]

Her recent research and teaching interests have been focused around the relationships between historical and literary representation and the experience of modern Koreans, including colonial rule, national division, the Korean War, the Cold War, and democratization. During her work in these directions, she has also pursued issues and questions surrounding gender, focusing on writings of women of color and feminist criticism.[2]

Her first book, to be published by Cornell University Press, will be titled Beneath the Vermilion Ink: Japanese Colonial Censorship and the Making of Modern Korean Literature. It studies the role of Japanese colonial censorship in constituting and shaping modern Korean literature, both physically and substantively. Her next book project is tentatively titled Rewritten in Divided Korea: Colonial Literature as History, 1945-1960 and seeks to investigate the emergence of competing modern national canons in divided Korea.[3]

Choi also sits on the Advisory Board of positions and the Editorial Collective of Public Culture. Both are scholarly journals published by Duke University Press.

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