Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang

PhD (Chicago); MA (UCSD); BA (Virginia)
Lecturer in Korean Studies

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351-4362

Biographical details

I am a historian of modern Korea. I came to the University of Sydney in 2013. I teach broadly in Korean history, culture, and language. My research examines the civilian experience of political violence during the Korean War era. I am the author of Korea’s Grievous War (2016).

Research interests

  • Korean history and culture
  • Korean War
  • Gender studies
  • East Asia/West relations
  • Colonialism and empire
  • Cold War

Teaching and supervision

Teaching:

Semester 1:

  • ASNS2641: Traditional Korea
  • KRNS3621: Korean 5
  • KRNS3675: Contemporary Korean Society and Culture
  • ASNS1601: Introduction to Asian Cultures

Semester 2:

  • ASNS2642: Modern Korea
  • KRNS3622: Korean 6
  • KRNS3670: Korea in Literature and Popular Culture
  • ASNS1602: Asia: Past, Present, Future

Supervision:

  • Korean history and culture

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hwang, S. (2016). Korea's Grievous War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Journals

  • Hwang, S. (2014). South Korea, the United States and Emergency Powers During the Korean Conflict. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12(5), 1-21.
  • Hwang, S. (2012). Review of E. Taylor Atkins, Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze. The Journal of Asian Studies, 7(2), 555-556.
  • Hwang, S. (2012). The East of the Cold War. Critical Asian Studies, 44(4), 643-650. [More Information]
  • Hwang, S. (2010). Silence in History and Memory: Narrating the Comfort Woman. Trans-Humanities.

Conferences

  • Hwang, S. (2013). Affect and 'Collateral Damage': Revisiting Korean War Bombings. Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2013, Wollongong.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Political Violence and Mass Grief. Asian Studies Seminar, University of Sydney.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Space of Contention in Cheju Island. The 20th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Auckland University.
  • Hwang, S. (2010). The 'Thought War' in South Korea. Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, University of Texas, Austin.

2016

  • Hwang, S. (2016). Korea's Grievous War. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

2014

  • Hwang, S. (2014). South Korea, the United States and Emergency Powers During the Korean Conflict. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 12(5), 1-21.

2013

  • Hwang, S. (2013). Affect and 'Collateral Damage': Revisiting Korean War Bombings. Australian Historical Association Annual Conference 2013, Wollongong.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Political Violence and Mass Grief. Asian Studies Seminar, University of Sydney.
  • Hwang, S. (2013). Space of Contention in Cheju Island. The 20th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Auckland University.

2012

  • Hwang, S. (2012). Review of E. Taylor Atkins, Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze. The Journal of Asian Studies, 7(2), 555-556.
  • Hwang, S. (2012). The East of the Cold War. Critical Asian Studies, 44(4), 643-650. [More Information]

2010

  • Hwang, S. (2010). Silence in History and Memory: Narrating the Comfort Woman. Trans-Humanities.
  • Hwang, S. (2010). The 'Thought War' in South Korea. Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference, University of Texas, Austin.

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