Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sangjoon Lee is an Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Lee is a historian of Asian cinema whose interests span the Cultural Cold War, South Korean cinema and popular culture, international film festivals, and the film industries in contemporary Asia. Lee is the author of Cinema and the Cultural Cold War: US Diplomacy and the Origins of the Asian Cinema Network (Cornell University Press, 2020). Lee has also edited two books on South Korean cinema and popular culture – Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and Rediscovering Korean Cinema (University of Michigan Press, 2019) – and guest-edited three journal special issues for Screen, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, and Asian Cinema. Lee is currently working on his second monograph, Destination Hong Kong: South Korea’s Encounter with Sinophone Cinemas, and editing/co-editing three books: Asian Cinema and the Cultural Cold War, The South Korean Film Industry, and Routledge Companion to Asian Cinema.