Ji-yoon An, Ph.D.

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Universität Tübingen
Abteilung für Koreanistik

 Gartenstr. 19, Raum 02

 +49-7071-29 72729



Im Wintersemester 2018/19 bietet Frau Dr. An keine Sprechzeiten an.






Ji-yoon An is a scholar of East Asian Studies with interests in cultural trends and flows, particularly in Korean screen culture. Broadly speaking, her work focuses on Korean society and the ways that changing social values and ideologies are reflected, reworked, and imagined in visual culture. Her doctorate research examined family representations in contemporary South Korean films. Her current research interests include: trends in South Korean blockbusters, youth market and generic hybridity in K-dramas, and gender politics across South Korean visual culture. Her thesis, titled Family Pictures: Representations of the Family in Contemporary Korean Society, is also forthcoming as a book.

Academic Profile

Ph.D. in East Asian Studies

University of Cambridge

M.Phil in Screen Media Culture (renamed: Film and Screen Studies)

University of Cambridge

B.Mus in Music

King’s College London

Courses Taught:


Refereed Journal Articles

  • An, J. Y. (2019) ‘Mother Thrillers: A Monster or Just Modern?’ Forthcoming in The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 11(2)
  • An, J. Y. (2018) ‘The Lost Children of Korea: Ounie Lecomte’s A Brand New Life (2009) and Kim So-yong’s TreelessMountain (2009).’ Cross Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review, no. 29

Book Chapters

  • An, J. Y (2018) ‘Cinema Studies: Dong Hoon Kim, Hye Seung Chung, Ji-yoon An, and N. Trace Cabot’, Korean Communication, Media, and Culture: An Annotated Bibliography, eds. Youm, K. H., Kwak, N. (Maryland: Lexington Books)
  • An, J. Y. (2016) ‘Blood is Thicker than Water, or is It? Depictions of “Alternative Families” in Contemporary Korean Cinema’, Korean Screen Cultures: Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online Games, eds. Jackson, A., Balmain, C. (Bern: Peter Lang)

Book Reviews

  • An, J. Y. (2018) Book Review of Jinsoo An’s Parameters of Disavowel: Colonial Representation in South Korean Cinema.The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 10(2), DOI: 10.1080/17564905.2018.1518300