Dr Jane Park

BA Brown MA Irvine PhD Texas
Senior Lecturer

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7509
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Biographical details

Dr. Jane Park, Senior Lecturer, has published widely on the social uses of media technologies, the cultural impact of minority representations, and transnational flows of popular film, music, and television, with a particular focus on representations of East Asia and Asian America. Her most recent book is Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Hollywood Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), which looks at the ways in which East Asian bodies and cultures get articulated through and as technology on the big screen.

You can see and hear Jane Park here:

ABC Classic FM: How has the idea of the Orient influenced Hollywood films?

http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2011/10/17/3341095.htm

Research interests

  • Film and popular media
  • Race, ethnicity and multiculturalism
  • Aesthetics and ethics
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Diaspora and transnationalism

Teaching and supervision

Jane does not teach these units every year. Please check the department's undergraduate and postgraduate web pages for teaching plans.

Postgraduate units

  • WMST6903, Gender, Media and Consumer Societies
  • GCST6904, Asian Diasporic Cultural Studies (team-taught with Asian Studies)
  • USSC6915, American Contemporary Media (in the United States Studies Centre)

Undergraduate units

  • GCST 1601, Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • GCST2606, Genres in Cultural Context
  • GCST3601, Race and Australian Identities (no longer available)
  • GCST2605, Race and Representation (beginning semester 2, 2013)

Current projects

Jane is currently working on a book manuscript on the globalisation and regionalisation of South Korean film, television and music through remakes and crossovers. She is also participating in a collaborative research project on the role of race and appearance in the consumption of South Korean popular culture, or hallyu, by Asian Australian youth.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2011

  • Mediating beauty and cosmetic surgery in South Korea; Park J; Academy of Korean Studies/Korean Competitive Research Grant.

2010

  • The Gender and Modernity Research Group; Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Lusty N, Park J, Roberts M, Waldby C, Jayamanne L, Cooper M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Park, J. (2010). Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Hollywood Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Book Chapters

  • Park, J. (2014). Fighting Women in Contemporary Asian Cinema: The celebration of the inauthentic in My Wife is a Gangster and Chocolate. In Catherine Driscoll, Meaghan Morris (Eds.), Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.
  • Park, J. (2012). Tragicomic Transformations: Gender, Humor, and the Plastic Body in Two Korean comedies. In A. Horton, J. Rapf (Eds.), A Companion to Film Comedy, (pp. 432-453). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Park, J. (2010). Remaking the Korean romcom: A case study of 'Yeopgijeogin geunyeo' and 'My Sassy Girl'. In Daniel Black, Stephen Epstein and Alison Tokita (Eds.), Complicated Currents: Media Flows, Soft Power and East Asia, (pp. 13.1-13.12). Clayton: Monash University ePress.
  • Park, J. (2008). Virtual Race: The Racially Ambiguous Action Hero in 'The Matrix' and 'Pitch Black'. In Beltrán, Mary and Fojas, Camilla (Eds.), Mixed Race Hollywood, (pp. 182-202). New York: New York University Press.
  • Park, J. (2005). Cibo Matto's Stereotype A: Articulating Asian American Hip Pop. In Davé, Shilpa, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha Oren (Eds.), East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture, (pp. 292-312). New York: NYU Press.
  • Beltran, M., Park, J., Puente, H., Ross, S., Downing, J. (2005). Pressurizing the Media Industry: Achievements and Limitations. In John Downing and Charles Husband (Eds.), Representing Race: Racisms, Ethnicities and Media, (pp. 160-174). London: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Park, J. (2013). Fighting Women in Contemporary Asian Cinema: The Celebration of the Inauthentic in My Wife is a Gangster and Chocolate. Cultural Studies, 27(2), 242-256. [More Information]
  • Park, J. (2011). "The China Film": Madame Chiang Kai-shek in Hollywood. Screening The Past, 30.
  • Park, J. (2011). Ghostliness in Asian Diasporic Film and Literature. Asian Studies Review, 35(1), 105-113. [More Information]
  • Park, J., Wilkins, K. (2005). Re-orienting the Orientalist Gaze. Global Media Journal, 4(6), 1-10.
  • Park, J. (2005). Stylistic Crossings: Cyberpunk Impulses in Anime. World Literature Today, 79(3-4), 60-63.

Textual Creative Works

  • Park, J. (2010). 1. Amnesia 2. Education 3. Anime Wong 4. Plane Trips 5. Assimilation. Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project, First, (pp. 130 - 139). Austin, United States of America: University of Texas Press.

2014

  • Park, J. (2014). Fighting Women in Contemporary Asian Cinema: The celebration of the inauthentic in My Wife is a Gangster and Chocolate. In Catherine Driscoll, Meaghan Morris (Eds.), Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.

2013

  • Park, J. (2013). Fighting Women in Contemporary Asian Cinema: The Celebration of the Inauthentic in My Wife is a Gangster and Chocolate. Cultural Studies, 27(2), 242-256. [More Information]

2012

  • Park, J. (2012). Tragicomic Transformations: Gender, Humor, and the Plastic Body in Two Korean comedies. In A. Horton, J. Rapf (Eds.), A Companion to Film Comedy, (pp. 432-453). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2011

  • Park, J. (2011). "The China Film": Madame Chiang Kai-shek in Hollywood. Screening The Past, 30.
  • Park, J. (2011). Ghostliness in Asian Diasporic Film and Literature. Asian Studies Review, 35(1), 105-113. [More Information]

2010

  • Park, J. (2010). 1. Amnesia 2. Education 3. Anime Wong 4. Plane Trips 5. Assimilation. Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, and the Austin Project, First, (pp. 130 - 139). Austin, United States of America: University of Texas Press.
  • Park, J. (2010). Remaking the Korean romcom: A case study of 'Yeopgijeogin geunyeo' and 'My Sassy Girl'. In Daniel Black, Stephen Epstein and Alison Tokita (Eds.), Complicated Currents: Media Flows, Soft Power and East Asia, (pp. 13.1-13.12). Clayton: Monash University ePress.
  • Park, J. (2010). Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Hollywood Cinema. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

2008

  • Park, J. (2008). Virtual Race: The Racially Ambiguous Action Hero in 'The Matrix' and 'Pitch Black'. In Beltrán, Mary and Fojas, Camilla (Eds.), Mixed Race Hollywood, (pp. 182-202). New York: New York University Press.

2005

  • Park, J. (2005). Cibo Matto's Stereotype A: Articulating Asian American Hip Pop. In Davé, Shilpa, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha Oren (Eds.), East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture, (pp. 292-312). New York: NYU Press.
  • Beltran, M., Park, J., Puente, H., Ross, S., Downing, J. (2005). Pressurizing the Media Industry: Achievements and Limitations. In John Downing and Charles Husband (Eds.), Representing Race: Racisms, Ethnicities and Media, (pp. 160-174). London: Sage Publications.
  • Park, J., Wilkins, K. (2005). Re-orienting the Orientalist Gaze. Global Media Journal, 4(6), 1-10.
  • Park, J. (2005). Stylistic Crossings: Cyberpunk Impulses in Anime. World Literature Today, 79(3-4), 60-63.

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