Jeongwon Yoon delves into the relation between art and politics, with a particular focus on the early twentieth century Korean and Japanese art. She explores how the visual culture interconnected with the socio-economic development and political environment in East Asia. She also has interests in political institutions, museum and cultural exchange between Korea and Japan in the colonial period (1910–1945). Recently, she examines how ceramics evolved and represented national identity in Korea and Japan. Before arriving at the University of Kansas, she completed her MA with a thesis The Politics of the “Ideal Home” in Colonial Korea.
Fields of Study
Korean and Japanese ceramics
Korean and Japanese visual culture in the 19th and 20th Century
MA Washington University in St. Louis
BA Sungkyunkwan University