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Evelyn Shih

Evelyn Shih studies modern Chinese and Korean language literature with an interest in Japanese cultural and intellectual currents. Her research is framed by the fruits of colonialism and neo-colonialism in East Asia, but more specifically involves untangling the intertwined issues of dialect, polyglossia, transnationalism and symbolic capital in fictional and cinematic representation. Her current project involves the comic mode in film and literature during the post-war period in Taiwan and South Korea, touching upon a social theory of the comic, affect, and performance genres. She holds an MA in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley.