Yoon Sun Yang

Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature, Convener of Korean

Yoon Sun Yang
  • Title Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature, Convener of Korean
  • Office STH 604
  • Phone 617-358-6151
  • Education BA, Yonsei University (South Korea)
    MA, Yonsei University; State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University)
    PhD, University of Chicago

Yoon Sun Yang is Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She is the author of From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Asia Center, 2017), which won the James B. Palais Book Prize of the Association for Asian Studies in 2020. Her edited volume Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature came out in 2020 (the introduction is available here). Her latest articles are “Interracial Romance, Unlawful Marriage: Transpacific Encounters in Early Korean American Literature” (included in her edited volume) and “Madness, Medicine, and Masculinity: Kim Tongin’s “Oh, Frail-hearted!” (1919–1920)” in The Journal of Korean Studies 23:2 (October, 2018).  She is currently translating early colonial Korean short stories and essays published between 1907 and 1918 (for the MLA Texts and Translations series) while working on a book-length study tentatively titled “Under the Medical Gaze: Illness, Gender, and Colonialism in Korean Literature.” At the same time, she is expanding her research interests to Asian American and Transpacific literature. At BU, she teaches Introduction to Korean Literature, Introduction to Comparative Literature: East Asian Literature, Korean Cinema, Gender in East Asian Film, Growing Up in Korea, and Readings in Korean Literature.


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