Academic year 2014-2015: Ye Jin Kim

Posted by: Cathy Kim  |  Posted on: September 12th, 2014

Ye Jin Kim (PhD Candidate, SOAS, University of London)
Yejin KIM
Ye Jin is a PhD candidate in Korean studies in the Department of Japan and Korea at SOAS, University of London. She obtained her BA in English Language and Literature and MA in Translation Studies from Sungkyunkwan University, and an MA in Comparative Literature at University College London (UCL). Ye Jin’s PhD research (‘Translation, Ideology and the Formation of National Identity in Korea [1948-1953]’) focuses on how translations contributed to the formation of national ideology in Korea after independence (1945). It investigates the distinctive features of translations in two magazines published by a Korean company and a US agency respectively, and how these features are closely related with the attempts of Koreans and Americans to form anti-communist and pro-American discourses and to make Korea a communism-free nation. The Bursary will help towards the costs of fixing or replacing Ye Jin’s old computer so she can work from home whilst taking care of her daughter, and to cover some of the expenses for fieldwork in Korea next year.