Yoon Sun Yang

Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature, Convener of Korean, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Yoon Sun Yang
  • Title Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature, Convener of Korean, Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • 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

Spring 2021 Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:00 am, or by appointment. Please email Professor Yang in advance for Zoom link.

Yoon Sun Yang is Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender & 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 (Click here to see her recent interview with AAS about her award-winning book). Her edited volume Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature came out in 2020 (please visit here for a preview of the book). 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 two book-length studies: “Time Travels: Transpacific Korean Literary Archives” and “Beyond the Medical Gaze: Illness and Sexuality in Korean 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, Majors Authors in Korean Literature, and Readings in Korean Literature.

Yoon Sun Yang’s CV

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