Jee-Young Park wins Provost’s Global Faculty Award for Bibliography of East Asian Periodicals (Colonial Korea 1900-1945)

Jee-Young Park, Korean Studies Librarian at the University of Chicago Library, is the principal investigator for a project that has won a Provost’s Global Faculty Award for FY22.

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Jee-Young Park

The proposed project will identify and compile East Asian periodicals of colonial Korea from 1900 to 1945 into a comprehensive bibliography. The era of colonial imperialism in East Asia is defined not only by historic upheavals throughout Korea and its neighboring nations of China and Japan, but also by the spread of print media across many fields, including literature, history, economics, and politics. As primary source materials, these publications give scholars the opportunity to better grasp the complexities of the colonial era in Korea (1910-1945).

Through data compilation, organization and research, the bibliography will outline each journal’s identifying information, including region of origin, bibliographic details of publication, regions of distribution, and current accessibility status. Additionally, through textual interpretation, the bibliography will provide commentary on the symbolic meaning of these texts.

Additional key faculty and collaborators include:

  • Kyeong-Hee Choi, Associate Professor in Modern Korean Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago
  • Hyoungbae Lee, Korean Studies Librarian, East Asian Library, Princeton University
  • Michiko Nakao, Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library (U-PARL), The University of Tokyo
  • Jude Yang, Librarian for Korean Studies and East Asian Library Public Service Librarian, Yale University
  • Yuan Zhou, recently retired Curator of the East Asian Collection, East Asian Collection, The University of Chicago Library, The University of Chicago