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Suyoung Son

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Assistant Professor, Asian Studies
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Suyoung Son is a literary and cultural historian of early modern China (1500-1900). Her research focuses on the narrative tradition and social practice of writing and reading in the historical conditions of print culture, commercialization, and urbanization. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Publish or Perish: Publishing and the Making of Literature in Seventeenth-Century China, which explores the ways in which the material conditions of print reshaped the production, circulation, and reception of literary texts in the late Ming and early Qing periods. She is also interested in authorship and the emergence of intellectual property in premodern China, and the transmission of book, knowledge, and object between Qing China and Chosŏn Korea. Before coming to Cornell, She taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Stanford University, and the University of Chicago.

Courses

Fall 2019

  • ASIAN 2267/CAPS 2267/FGSS 2267 : Women and Society in China
  • ASIAN 4401 : Asian Studies Honors Course
  • ASIAN 4402 : Asian Studies Honors: Senior Essay
  • ASIAN 4403 : Supervised Reading
  • ASIAN 4459 : History of Book in China
  • ASIAN 6660 : History of Book in China
  • ASIAN 7703 : Directed Research

Spring 2020

  • ASIAN 2212/CAPS 2212 : Introduction to China
  • ASIAN 4401 : Asian Studies Honors Course
  • ASIAN 4402 : Asian Studies Honors: Senior Essay
  • ASIAN 4404 : Supervised Reading
  • ASIAN 4426 : Narrating Choson Korea: History and Memory
  • ASIAN 7704 : Directed Research
Email: 
ss994@cornell.edu
Phone: 
607-255-1341