Understanding Korean Webtoon Culture – Book Talk

  • Date: March 29th, Wednesday, 2023, 10:00 – 11:40
  • Online via Zoom [in English]

Understanding Korean Webtoon Culture analyzes webtoons through the lens of emerging digital cultures and discusses relevant cultural perspectives by combining two different, yet connected approaches, political economy and cultural studies. The book demonstrates the dynamics between structural forces and textual engagement in global media flows, and it illuminates snack-culture and binge-reading as two new forms of digital culture that webtoon platforms capitalize on to capture people’s shifting media consumption.

Dal Yong Jin (Professor, Simon Fraser University)
– 2004 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
– Ph. D., Program at the Institute of Communications Research
– Dissertation Title: “Political Economy of Communication Industry Reorganization: Republic of Korea, 1987-2002” (Advisor: Dan Schiller) 2000 University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
– M.P.A. (Master of Public Affairs) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School (LBJ)
– 1988 Yonsei University Graduate School, Seoul, Korea. M.A. in Public Policy
– 1986 Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. B. A. in Public Administration

Hyesu Park (Associate Professor, Bellevue College)
Jaehyun Jeong (Lecturer, San Jose State University)