Research Assistant Professor Modern Korean Studies
Saeyoung Park is Research Assistant Professor Modern Korean Studies at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.
Warfare is a theme that cuts through my work. In particular, I am interested in the ways in which constellations of war—the War on Drugs (Book Two), War and Memory (Book One), Weaponization of Finance (co-authored project)—transform what I call political subjecthood, or subject-state relations. My methodological preferences most closely align with those found in History, Cultural Studies, and Critical IR. My archive-driven research involves a creative use of ‘high’ culture sources such as government documents, munjip (wenji), poetry, financial reports as well as ‘low’ ones. Popular culture materials such as Chosŏn smoking manuals, tobacco advertisements, North and South Korean historical fiction, paintings of kisaeng and commoners, Chosŏn stories of cross-dressing martial women, 21st century ROK TV shows on North Koreans also support my arguments.
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