Sangjoon Lee is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan. He will be joining the faculty in these departments as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. Lee received his Ph.D. from the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. Prior to his graduate studies in America, Lee worked for film and TV productions in South Korea as a screenwriter, director and assistant producer for many years. Articles he has written on the Asian Film Festival, transnational horror films, South Korean martial arts films and literatures in the 1960s, and contemporary Pan-Asian epic cinemas have appeared in such anthologies and journals as Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema, Coming Soon to a Film Festival Near You, Transnational Cinemas, and Contemporary Film Studies.
Recent Courses Taught
The Global Screen: Contemporary Film and television in Globalizing Asia
Korean Cinema and Media in the Global Context
“Constructing Asian Cinema through Cultural Geopolitics: The Genealogy of Pan-Asian Big Pictures and the Predicament of Contemporary South Korean Cinema,” in Transnational Cinemas 3:1 (May 2012).
“Martial Arts Craze in Korea: Cultural Translation of Martial Arts Film and Literature in the 1960s,” in Kinnia Yau Shuk-ting, ed., East Asian Cultural Heritage and Films (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2011)
“It’s “Oscar” Time in Asia!: the Rise and Demise of the Asian Film Festival, 1954-1972,” in Jeffrey Ruoff, ed., Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals (St. Andrews University Press, 2012).
“The Emergence of the Asian Film Festival: Cold War Asia and Japan’s Re-entrance to the Regional Market in the 1950s,” in Miyao Daisuke, ed., Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2013).