Kyung Hyun Kim

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Professor, East Asian Studies
School of Humanities

Professor, Visual Studies
School of Humanities


Ph.D., USC, 1998, Cinema Studies

Email: kyunghk@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
HIB 475
Mail Code: 6000
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
east asian cinema, modern Korea, critical theory, Korean literature
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Prof. Kyung Hyun Kim is a creative writer and an academic, who is currently a professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and Visual Studies, UC Irvine. He has worked with internationally renowned directors such as Hong Sang-soo, Lee Chang-dong and Marty Scorsese. Prof. Kim is author of Virtual Hallyu: Korean Cinema of the Global Era, The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema, Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of 21st Century, all of them published by Duke University Press, and a Korean-language novel entitled In Search of Lost G (Ireo beorin G-reul chajaso, 2014) about a Korean mother combing through the US in search of her missing son during his junior year in a Massachusetts prep school. He has coproduced and co-scripted two award-winning feature films Never Forever (2007, Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Main Competition) and The Housemaid (2010, Cannes Film Festival Main Competition), and his co-scripted film screenplay, The Origins of a Detective (Hyeongsa eui kiwon), won the cash prize (US$ 30,000) for being selected for the 2019 Best Film Development Project by the Korean Film Commission. He is the founding director of UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies.
Last updated
11/23/2020