Daniel Pieper is a Post-doctoral Fellow and Sessional Lecturer focusing on modern Korean cultural history. He received his PhD in Asian Studies in 2017 from the University of British Columbia, and an MA in East Asian studies from Washington University. His thesis research is focused on the emergence of language education as a discrete element in the modern school, the textual differentiation process of cosmopolitan Hanmun and vernacular Korean, and the role of language ideology in directing language standardization and informing the larger paradigm of linguistic modernity in pre-colonial and colonial-era Korea. His current research project is titled Redemption and Regret: The Ambivalence of Korean Modernization in the Writings of James Scarth Gale, Missionary to Korea (1888-1927) and examines themes of linguistic modernity, literarization, and literary translation in the missionary’s unpublished writings. This book will be published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018.

Winter 2018

ASIA484 The History of the Choson Dynasty Sections

Political, social, and cultural history of Korea's Choson Dynasty, focusing on how it lasted from 1392 to 1910 and why it collapsed so quickly at the beginning of the twentieth century. Credit will be granted for only one of ASIA 484 or ASIA 587.

Winter 2018

KORN410B Modern Korean Short Fiction - MOD KORN SHRT FC Sections

Reading and translating twentieth-century Korean short fiction.

Winter 2018

ASIA347 Traditional Korean Literature in Translation Sections

An introduction to Korean literature from ancient times to 1900.

Winter 2018

ASIA356 Korean Cinema Sections

Introduction to the work of the major film makers.

Winter 2018

ASIA367 Contemporary Korean Culture Sections

An introduction to the literature, drama, music, and art of Korea today. Particular attention will be paid to the continuing influence of traditional themes and forms.

Winter 2018

ASIA402 Language, Writing, and Linguistic Thought in the History of the Sinographic Cosmopolis Sections

History of language, writing and linguistic thought in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam from a comparative perspective and focusing on the dissolution of this translocal cultural formation with the onset of modernity.

Daniel Pieper is a Post-doctoral Fellow and Sessional Lecturer focusing on modern Korean cultural history. He received his PhD in Asian Studies in 2017 from the University of British Columbia, and an MA in East Asian studies from Washington University. His thesis research is focused on the emergence of language education as a discrete element in the modern school, the textual differentiation process of cosmopolitan Hanmun and vernacular Korean, and the role of language ideology in directing language standardization and informing the larger paradigm of linguistic modernity in pre-colonial and colonial-era Korea. His current research project is titled Redemption and Regret: The Ambivalence of Korean Modernization in the Writings of James Scarth Gale, Missionary to Korea (1888-1927) and examines themes of linguistic modernity, literarization, and literary translation in the missionary’s unpublished writings. This book will be published by the University of Toronto Press in 2018.