Academic and Research Bio
Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Iowa. He specializes in pan-Asian cinema with a focus on Hong Kong action and contemporary South Korean cinema. He engages with film aesthetics, culture, theory, history, and sound from an Asian-centric perspective. Previous academic appointments include the University of Iowa, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), the American University of Paris, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the editorial board for The Journal of Korean Studies, The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, Film Matters, and the Hong Kong University Press. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Korean Studies, Post Script, and The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema. He also has chapters in the following anthologies: Towards Sustainable Economics and Security Relations in East Asia: U.S. and ROK Policy Options; Korean Wave; Chinese Connections: Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora; Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and New Global Cinema: No Film is an Island; New Korean Cinema; and The Politics of Community.
Courses taught at the Department
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