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Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Ling U

Prof. Jinhee PARK

PhD. University of Southern California
MFA. Syracuse University
BA. Handong Global University

Assistant Professor and Associate Programme Director of MA in Creative and Media Industries

Department of Digital Arts and Creative Industries Lingnan University



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Jinhee Park is a media scholar who specializes in Korean cinema and visual culture. She received her PhD in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. Prior to her PhD, she earned her MFA in Film at Syracuse University. Her first book project, Aesthetics of Reversibility: Post-Cold War Cinema in the Division of Korea explores the cinematic aesthetics that stemmed from the post-Cold War condition of divided Korea in the early twenty-first century. Her research uses an interdisciplinary methodology that includes film theory, cultural studies, new media studies, and East Asian Studies. Her current research is on information and communication technology in South Korean media culture, including social media, mobile technology, augmented reality, and virtual reality.

  • Research Interests

    Film philosophy; politics and aesthetics; transnational cinema; new media; information and communication technologies, Korean cinema and visual culture. 
  • Representative Publications

    Book Chapter

    “Social Media as Vernacular Politics: YouTube Channels by North Korean Defectors in South Korea” in Korea and the Global Society : (Routledge Press, 2023)

    Journal Article

    "Theorizing the Korean Wave| Virtual Technology in Netflix K-Drama: Augmented Reality, Hologram, and Artificial Intelligence." International Journal of Communication 17 (2023): 130-148.

    "Departure and Repatriation as Cold War Dissensus: Domestic Ethnography in Korean Documentary."
    Journal of Korean Studies
    22, no. 2 (2017): 433-457.

    Online Article

    “Imagined Space of North Korea” in (Im)Possible Asias, In Media Res, , 2016.

    “Social Media as Vernacular Politics: YouTube Channels by North Korean Defectors in South Korea” in Korea and the Global Society, Forthcoming 2023
  • Recent Research Projects

    • Post-Cold War Media, Artificial Intelligence in K-pop, Webtoon, Web-drama

  • Teaching

    • Korean Popular Culture in the Global Context
    • Korean Cinema in the Global Context
    • Producing Digital Media
    • Cinematography
    • History of International Cinema