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Queer Korea

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Copyright
Copyright © 2021 Journal of Korean Studies Inc.
ISSN
0731-1613
eISSN
2158-1665
DOI
10.1215/07311613-8747759
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-korean-studies/article-pdf/26/1/153/904123/153lee.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 Book Reviews Queer Korea, edited by Todd A. Henry. Durham, NC: Duke Uni- versity Press, 2020. 400 pp. $29.95 (paperback), $109.95 (cloth). Queer Korea is an urgent and critical addition to the Perverse Modernities series from Duke University Press. This is the first edited volume in the English lan- guage dedicated to the marginalized narratives of nonnormative sexuality and gender nonconformity on the Korean Peninsula in and beyond the twentieth cen- tury, bringing into conversation cultural historians, scholars of film and literature, anthropologists, and queer/trans activist-scholars from North America and East Asia. The book began as a live event held in the fall of 2014 at the University of California, San Diego. “Remembering Queer Korea” encompassed an interna- tional academic conference, film festival, and art exhibition. While this event fea- tured scholars, filmmakers, and visual artists alike, the Queer Korea volume is in large part an academic compilation that nonetheless continues in the spirit of inter- disciplinary dialogues among the scholar-activists working in English and Korean languages. In calling them scholar-activists I acknowledge the academic activism performed by the contributors to this volume in telling the stories of

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Journal of Korean StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2021

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