Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context

Joohyun  Park's picture
December 31, 2018
Korea South
Subject Fields: 
Asian American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies


We are delighted to announce the publication of the Autumn 2018 issue ofSituations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context a SCOPUS-indexed journal published at Yonsei University.


Below is the table of contents for new issue (Vol. 11. No. 2), dedicated to the topic of “South Korea, Neoliberalism and its Discontents.” Abstracts and full texts are available at:


We welcome submission of scholarly articles or book reviews that make new contributions to the field of Asian Cultural Studies. Also, we also would like to invite you to be guest editors for a special issue of the SituationsIf you are interested, please contactTerry Murphy ( Suk Koo Rhee (


Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context, Autumn 2018, Vol. 11. No. 2


“South Korea: Liberalism and Its Discontents.”


Themed Essays


Suk Koo Rhee

[Introduction]Korea: Neoliberalism, State Developmentalism,and People Power 


Keehyeung Lee and Kyong Ah Hwang

“Youth-at-Risk” and the Changing Role of Cultural Studies in South Korea


Angeliki katsurou

Notes on a Korean Scandal: The Blockbuster SocialCritique of Veteran


Seunghei Clara Hong

Mother/Whore: Prostituting Motherly Care in NeoliberalSouth Korea 


Kyoung-Suk Sung

“The Truth Shall Not Sink”: Korean Documentary Film andthe Fall of Park Geun-hye 


Other Essays

Lisa M. Longenecker and Jooyoun Lee

The Korean Wave in America:Assessing the Status ofK-pop and K-drama between Global and Local 


Review Articles

Zawami Ibrahim

Review of Norshahril Saat, The State,Ulama and Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia(B.V. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018) 


Sherzod Muminov

Review of Hyun Gwi Park,The Displacement of Borders among Russian Koreans(Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017) 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Terry Murphy (

Dr. Suk Koo Rhee (