Dr. Kukhee Choo

•  Professor of Practice  •
Communication Dept., 219 Newcomb Hall
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

 Dr. Kukhee Choo


  • Technology Analysis
  • East Asian Media Flow
  • Anime, Japan and Globalization
  • Japanese Popular Culture

Research Interests

  • Global Media Flows
  • East Asian Cultural Industry Policy
  • Political Economy
  • Transnational Television and Film Studies
  • Governance and Surveillance
  • Urban Studies


Journal Articles

  "Anime, Game, and American Media." Planets, Vol. 7, 248-256 (solicited
  article) (2010)

  "Visual Evolution across the Pacific: The Influence of Anime on US Film
  Media." Post Script, Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring/Winter 2009. 28-37
  (peer-reviewed) (2009)

  "Girls Return Home: Portrayal of Femininity in Popular Japanese Shōjo
  Manga/Anime during the 1990s in the Cases of Hana Yori Dango and
  Fruits Basket." Women: a Cultural Review,Vol. 19, No. 3, 2008. 275-296
  (peer-reviewed) (2008)

  "The Shifting Relationship between the Japanese Government and the
  Anime Industry." Commentary on the Cultural Industry in China, Vol. 8,
  2008. 301-317 (peer-reviewed) (2008)

Book Chapters

"Cool Japan Nation: The Japanese Government's Popular Culture
  Promotion Policy" in Reading Nationalism through Subculture:
  Visualizing Identites, Tanikawa Takeshi, Dixon Wong, & Yongmei Wu
  (eds.), Seikyusha, 50-71. (peer-reviewed) (2010)

"Another Possibility for Japan Studies" in The Futures of Japanese
  Imagination: Possibilites for Cool Japanology, Hiroki Azuma (ed.),
  NHK Publishing, 227-257. (conference proceedings) (2010)

  "Consuming Japan: Early Korean Girls Comic Book Artists' Resistance
  and Empowerment" in Complicated Currents: Media Flows, Soft Power
  and East Asia, Daniel Black, Stephen Epstein & Alison Tokita (eds.),
  University of Monash Press, 6.1-6.16. (peer-reviewed) (2010)

"In search of the Lost Voices: Korean Female Comic Book Artists'
  Resistance and Empowerment: under the Military Regime" (written in
  Japanese) in Border-crossing Popular Culture: From Li Xianglan to
  Tackey, Tanigawa Takeshi & Haguchi Hideko (eds.), Seikyusha, 41-80.
  (peer-reviewed) (2009)


  "The Japanese Influence on Korea's Popular Music: The Difference
  Before and After 1945" by Junhui Lee in Border-crossing Popular
  Culture: From Li Xianglan to Tackey, Tanigawa Takeshi & Haguchi
  Hideko (eds.), Seikyusha, 171-198. (translation from Korean to
  Japanese) (2008)

"The Images of War" by Shunya Yoshimi, University of Tokyo Press
  (translation from Japanese to English) (2006)


  Book review of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded
  the Pacific Affairs. 83: e54 (solicited) (2010)


  University of Tokyo, Ph.D.
  University of Texas at Austin, Journalism M.A., Radio-TV-Film B.S.


  Ph:  (504) 862-3032
  Fax:  (504) 862-3040
  Office:  219 Newcomb Hall, Office K1
  Office Hours:  Mondays and Wednesdays 11am - 12pm

Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730