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From the monthly archives: August, 2019

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“Living with a Postcolonial Conundrum”: Hieyoon Kim on Korean Film Historiography

Hieyoon Kim is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on South Korean cinema, and she is currently working on a book about dissident film practices between the 1950s and 1980s. Kim is author of “Living with a Postcolonial Conundrum: Yi Yŏngil and Korean Film Historiography,” which was just published in the August 2019 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies. In the interview below, Kang Jaeho, Associate Professor of Communication at Seoul National University, talks with Kim about her research on Korean film and decolonizing colonialist historiography. AAS Members can read the JAS online at Cambridge Core by first logging into their member accounts at the AAS website and then selecting “Access the Journal of Asian Studies” under “Account Actions” in the right-hand menu on their member homepage. Kang Jaeho: Your article offers a critical rereading of Yi Yŏngil’s ...

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August 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to the many AAS Members who received recognition for their work by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) during the prize ceremony at its biennial conference, held in Leiden, the Netherlands last month: Jeffrey W. Alexander (Pueblo Community College): Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-specialist Reader Accolade (Social Sciences), for Drinking Bomb & Shooting Meth: Alcohol and Drug Use in Japan. David R. Ambaras (North Carolina State University): Shortlist, ICAS Book Prize (Humanities), for Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire. Petya Andreeva (Parsons School of Design): Specialist Accolade, Dissertations in the Humanities, for Fantastic Beasts of the Eurasian Steppes: Toward a Revisionist Approach to Animal-style Art. Paul D. Barclay (Lafayette College): Shortlist, ICAS Book Prize (Social Sciences), for Outcasts of Empire: Japan’s Rule on Taiwan’s ‘Savage Border’, 1874-1945. Shel ...

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AAS Fall 2019 Election Nominees

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the fall 2019 AAS elections. The online ballot will open in September, and all current AAS Members will receive an email with instructions for accessing it. Election day (when the ballot is closed and votes counted) will be in early November. Newly elected representatives will take office immediately after the annual conference in March 2020. Our sincere thanks to all candidates for accepting nominations to represent their respective areas and councils. Vice President Nominees (Represented Area: Southeast Asia) Hy V. Luong — Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto Country/area(s) of interest: Vietnam Specialization(s): Discourse, ideology, political economy; gender and family; rituals, gift flows, social capital; migration and rural economy Personal Statement: I am strongly committed to dialogue, mentoring, and research collaboration across disciplines and national boundaries. I have served on many committees and intern ...

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