Theodore Hughes receives the 2014 James B. Palais Book Prize

Theodore Hughes, the Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities and Director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University, has received the 2014 James B. Palais Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council for Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier. Professor Hughes's book, published by Columbia University Press, explores the ways in which Korean writers and filmmakers represented colonialism and modernity during Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945 and, subsequently, the ways in which the colonial experience informed the work of Korean artists in the Cold War period. The James B. Palais Book Prize has been awarded annually since 2010 to acknowledge an outstanding English language book published about Korea.

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