Dong Hoon Kim

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Associate Professor & Associate Department Head
Department of Cinema Studies

104 PLC


B.A., German Language and Literature, Yonsei University, 1998
M.A., Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, 2002
Ph.D., Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, 2008

Research Statement

Dong Hoon Kim’s research and teaching interests include visual culture, early cinema, film and media spectatorship, and Asian film, media and popular culture. He has been engaged with a variety of activities in the field besides his academic research, directing short films, working for film festivals, and serving as consultant to film companies.

Recent Citations – Publications – Professional Work


Eclipsed Cinema: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea (2017, Edinburgh University Press)

Selected Articles and Book Chapters

“Korean Cinema Studies.” (Lead author, with Hye Seung Chung, Ji-Yoon An, and Trace Cabot) In Korean Communication, Media, and Culture: An Annotated Bibliography, edited by Kyu Ho Youm and Nojin Kwak. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018: 283-310.

“The Politics and Poetics of North Korean Juche Cinema.” Asian Cinema (October 2014): 205-222.

“Performing Colonial Identity: Byeonsa, Colonial Film Spectatorship, and the Formation of National Cinema in Korea under Japanese Colonial Rule.” In Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema, edited by Daisuke Miyao. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014: 172-187.

“Segregated Cinemas, Intertwined Histories: The Ethnically Segregated Film Cultures in 1920s Korea under Japanese Colonial Rule.” The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema 1, no. 1 (2009): 7-25. In Japanese Translation: in Nihon eigashi sōsho 14kan: Kankyakue no apurochi (Japanese Film History Series, vol. 14: Approaches to Audiences), edited by Hideaki Fujiki, Tokyo, Japan: Shinwasha, 2011: 139-170.

Creative Works

Beating Time (2001, Digital, 6 min) Director/Writer
The Apple: Scene # 13 (2000, 16mm, 12 min) Director/Writer

Selected Honors and Awards

  • AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grant (2017)
  • Japan Foundation Japan Studies Fellowship 2014-2015 (2014)
  • Faculty Research Award, the Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education, University of Oregon (2014)
  • Oregon Humanities Center Research Fellowship, University of Oregon (2013)


  • CINE 151 Introduction to Korean Cinema
  • CINE 440/540 National and Regional Cinema
  • CINE 490/590 Directors and Genres
  • EALL 607 East Asian Cinema