Youjeong Oh


Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-6032
  • Office: WCH 5.120A
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: Tuesdays 2-4pm or by appointment

Interests


Urban processes in Korea and East Asia; Neoliberalism and Urban Space; Korean popular culture

Courses


ANS 302D • Intro To Korean Cul And Hist

31790 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CLA 1.106

This course is designed as an introductory overview of Korean history, culture, and society from ancient times to the present. It aims to encourage students to locate their knowledge about Korea in relation to perspectives from other disciplines, while thinking critically about how history, culture, and society are understood. Class lectures will be supplemented with films, slides, and other audio-­‐visual materials. This class has no prerequisites.  

This course carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase your familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-­‐U.S. cultural group, past or present.

ANS 361 • Urban Experiences In East Asia

31835 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.202

Urbanization in East Asia has taken place in rapid, massive and turbulent ways. The purpose of this class lies in employing urbanization as an analytical category through which we can examine development, modernization, the politics of accumulation and distribution, state-­‐society relations, urban struggles and activism in East Asia. The class lectures are organized, therefore, around topics rather than by country and city. For more critical examinations, we will also learn and discuss key concepts in Geography and Urban Studies, such as modernity, uneven development, place-­‐making, gentrification, cultural agglomeration, global cities, and urban social movements. Reading various books and articles on urban issues, this course aims to advance the understanding of East Asia’s contemporary dynamics and East Asia in global context. We will supplement our readings by drawing various other materials including maps and illustrations, films, and video clips of TV programs. 

This course carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase your familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-­‐U.S. cultural group, past or present.

ANS 361 • Pol Econ Devel Postwar Korea

31685 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM PAR 302

Description:

This course will explore the political economy of South Korean development during the postwar period. The purpose of this course is to develop critical understanding of history, society, and culture of South Korea. Topics include compressed modernity, developmental state, social movements, gender politics, financial crisis, urbanization, migration, and recent globalization of Korean popular culture. In the context of the relations among state, society, and culture, this course will address the tensions of industrialization, nationalism, authoritarianism, democracy, and globalization in Korea. We will read various audio-visual sources (photo, film, drama, music, cartoon, podcast, and blog), as well as scholarly articles, as a lens through which to reflect upon various sociocultural issues in Korea.

ANS 372 • Globalizing E Asian Pop Cultr

31715 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM WAG 308

Description:

This course will examine the production, distribution, and consumption of East Asian popular culture. Specific topics include Hong Kong cinema, Japanese animation, Japanese trendy dramas, Korean television dramas, and K-pop music. Noting the “globalization” phenomenon, this course will address what has caused the increasing visibility of East Asian cultural products outside of the region. The growing recognition of East Asian pop culture around the globe, however, has also accompanied by more vibrant circulations of the cultural products and interactions among recipients within the region. Therefore, this course will take the globalization of popular culture as an analytical lens through which to reflect modernity, tensions of (trans)nationalism, urbanization, gender politics, and identity formations in East Asia.

ANS 361 • Urban Experiences In East Asia

31685 • Fall 2016
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:30AM MEZ 1.120

Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 390 • Space-/Place-Making In E Asia

31755 • Fall 2016
Meets M 12:00PM-3:00PM GAR 2.124

Description: 

This course explores the practices of the production of space and place-making in East Asia. Instead of seeing space as a passive container of socio-political processes, we emphasize the active role of space in shaping such processes, and the interaction between the spatial and social.  Rather than conceiving of place as a hermetically sealed site, we will explore the relational, translocal processes that produce distinctive localities in which multiple identities and histories are constantly (re)formed and challenged. By considering multiple aspects of the political economy, discourse, and representation, we will examine how the production of space and place-making is associated with state-building, the capital accumulation and distribution, the changing relations between state, society, and market, the operation of power, and modernity in East Asia.

 

Readings:

David Harvey, 2006, Paris: Capital of Modernity.

James Scott, 2009, The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia.

You-tien Hsing, 2010, The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China.

Anne-Marie Broudehoux, 2004, The Making and Selling of Post-Mao Beijing, 2004.

Lily Kong and Brenda Yeoh, 2003, The Politics of Landscape in Singapore: the construction of “nation.”

 

Grading:

Weekly Reading Memos and Class Participation 60%

Final Paper 40%

ANS 361 • Pol Econ Devel Postwar Korea

30815 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.208

Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 361 • Pol Econ Devel Postwar Korea

31035 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM JES A209A

Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 372 • Globalizing E Asian Pop Cultr

31070 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A217A

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 302D • Intro To Korean Cul And Hist

31855 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM WAG 214

FLAGS:   GC

Introduction to Korea's history, culture, and civilization from antiquity to the present.  Asian Studies 301M (Topic 10) and 302D may not both be counted.

ANS 361 • Urban Experiences In East Asia

31915 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A203A

Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 361 • Pol Econ Devel Postwar Korea

32130 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A209A

Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

ANS 390 • Gender In East Asia

32270 • Spring 2014
Meets W 1:00PM-4:00PM CMA 3.108

Study of various Asian studies-related topics that do not focus on any single geographic region.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

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