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Scholarly Interest Report
Sonia Ryang
T.T. & W.F. Chao Chair and Professor of Asian Studies
Primary Department
   Asian Studies
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Department Affiliations
  • Asian Studies
    Research Areas
     1. Anthropology of totalitarianism 2. Study of Time 3. Study of Diaspora 4. Geographic areas: East Asia, Japan, Korea, Asian America
    Selected Publications

    Sonia Ryang "Reading North Korea: An Ethnological Inquiry." Harvard University Press (2012)

     Invited Talks

    "“Love, Comparatively,” Seminar presentation, Liu Center for Asian Studies, University of Notre Dame." (February 2014)



    “Love and Other Ideas in North Korea,” Seminar presented in Korea Institute, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.


    ." (June 30, 2014)

     Keynote Speaker


    “Strange Union of Stigma and Medicalization: North Koreans in South Korea and Southeast Asians in Iowa,” Keynote Speech, Medicine in Social History conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

    ." (June 28, 2014)