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Sookja Cho

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Asst Professor, Korean
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

Sookja Cho is an assistant professor of Korean at Arizona State University. Cho’s research fields include: Pre-modern Korean and Chinese literature and culture; Sino-Korean exchange and East Asian comparative literature; performance literature; and oral storytelling and folk literature. She is the author of two books: "Transforming Gender and Emotion: The Butterfly Lovers Story in China and Korea" (University of Michigan Press, 2018) and "The Tale of Cho Ung: A Classic of Vengeance, Loyalty and Romance" (Columbia University Press, 2018).

Education
  • Ph.D. Chinese and Korean Comparative Literature, Washington University in St Louis
  • Ph.D. Premodern Chinese Literature, Seoul National University
Research Interests

Professor Cho’s research fields include: Pre-modern Chinese and Korean literature and culture; Sino-Korean exchange and East Asian comparative literature; gender and religious studies; performance literature; and oral storytelling and folk literature.

Cho is the principal investigator of the project titled "The Discourse of Korean Diasporas: Imaginary Geography in 17th Century War Narratives," KSPS (6/1/2016 - 4/30/2018).

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 250Korean Culture and Society
KOR 350Women of Korea
KOR 492Honors Directed Study
KOR 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 492Honors Directed Study
KOR 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 492Honors Directed Study
KOR 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 250Korean Culture and Society
KOR 321Korean Lit in Translation
KOR 492Honors Directed Study
KOR 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 350Women of Korea
SLC 394Special Topics
KOR 394Special Topics
KOR 493Honors Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 250Korean Culture and Society
SLC 494Special Topics
KOR 494Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
KOR 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 350Women of Korea
KOR 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
KOR 493Honors Thesis
KOR 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
KOR 250Korean Culture and Society
KOR 492Honors Directed Study
KOR 493Honors Thesis
SLC 494Special Topics
KOR 494Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
KOR 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SLC 394Special Topics
KOR 394Special Topics
KOR 493Honors Thesis
KOR 494Special Topics
KOR 499Individualized Instruction