About Dr Jane Park
Dr Jane Park's research interests include: film and popular media; race, ethnicity and multiculturalism; aesthetics and ethics; postcolonial theory, and diaspora and transnationalism.
Dr Jane Chi Hyun Park, Senior Lecturer, has a PhD in Radio-TV-Film from The University of Texas at Austin and a MA in English from the University of California, Irvine and previously worked at the University of Oklahoma.
Jane is currently working on two research projects. The first looks at the transnational production of contemporary “Asian” films, focusing on the creative and commercial roles of filmmakers, performers, and producers of East Asian descent. The second, enabled by a grant from the Academy for Korean Studies, looks at the consumption of Korean cosmetic surgeries, products, and regimes through tourism and popular media. Linking both projects is her interest in the ongoing development of Asian modernities through the circulation of cross-cultural styles, objects, and narratives.
Park, Jane. Yellow Future: Oriental Style in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press (forthcoming).
Park, Jane. “The Failure of Asian American Representation in All-American Girl and The Cho Show.” Gender, Place and Culture (forthcoming 2012).
Park, Jane. "Fighting Women in Contemporary Asian Cinema: The Celebration of the Inauthentic in My Wife is a Gangster and Chocolate." Cultural Studies (forthcoming, 2012).
Park, Jane. “The Ghosts of Globalisation: Ghostlife of Third Cinema by Glen Mimura; Chinese Connections: Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora edited by Tan See-Kam, Peter X. Feng and Gina Marchetti; and Asian Gothic: Essays on Literature, Film and Anime edited by Andrew Hock Soon Ng.” Asian Studies Review 35 (1) March 2011. 105-114.
Park, Jane. “Stylistic Crossings: Cyberpunk Impulses in Anime.” World Literature Today 79, nos. 3-4 (2005): 60-63.
Park, Jane. “Tragicomic Transformations: Gender, Humor, and the Plastic Body in 200 Pounds Beauty and 301,302.” Horton, Andrew and Joanna Rapf, eds. The Blackwell Companion to Film Comedy. London: Blackwell, 2012 (forthcoming November).
Park, Jane. “Remaking the Korean RomCom: A Case Study of Yeopgijeogin geunyeo and My Sassy Girl.” Black, Daniel, Stephen Epstein and Alison Tokita, eds. Complicated Currents: Media Flows and Soft Power in East Asia. Melbourne: Monash University E-Press, 2010. 13.1-13.12.
Park, Jane. “Virtual Race: The Racially Ambiguous Action Hero in The Matrix and Pitch Black.” Beltrán, Mary and Camilla Fojas, eds. Mixed Race in Hollywood Film and Media Culture. New York: NYU Press, 2008. 182-202.
Park, Jane. “Cibo Matto’s Stereotype A: Articulating Asian American Hip Pop.” Davé, Shilpa, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha Oren, eds. East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture. New York: NYU Press, 2005. 292-312.
Park, Jane. “Virtual Race: The Racially Ambiguous Action Hero in The Matrix and Pitch Black.” Beltrán, Mary and Camilla Fojas, eds. Mixed Race in Hollywood Film and Media Culture. New York: NYU Press (in press).
Beltrán, Mary, Jane Park, Henry Puente, Sharon Ross, and John Downing. “Pressurizing the Media Industry.” Downing, John and Charles Husband, Representing Race: Racisms, Ethnicity and the Media. London: Sage Publications, 2005