Woo-Jin JUNG is currently an Adjunct Professor at Kyunghee University, teaching East Asian comparative culture. He is also the senior researcher at the Asia Institute, the first truly pan-Asian think tank, established in 2007. He has been examining and working on critical current issues in the East Asian region with the aim of producing assessable, objective evaluations as well as meaningful suggestions and proposals to policy makers and citizens around the world.
Melody Yunzi Li is currently a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a McDonnell International Academy scholar. Her research interests include Translation Studies, Asian Diaspora Literature, and Modern Chinese Literature, etc.
Elena Shabliy graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University and received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Tulane University, where she wrote her dissertation on The Early Women’s Emancipation Movement:The Formation of a New Female Identity in the Russian and Late-Victorian Novel.
Research Fields: 19th-20th c. German, British, French, and Italian literature; Modernism; Memory Studies; intersections of literature and philosophy; architectural theory, space, and the city; travel literature; the modern West African novel.