Sookja Cho

School of International Letters and Cultures

Sookja Cho graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Ph.D. in Chinese and Comparative Literature (Korean). Her research covers a variety of issues related to pre-modern Korean and Chinese literature and culture, including how the early reception of Chinese vernacular or religious stories played a role in the development of pre-modern Korean fiction; how the historical presence of Korean women was acknowledged by Korean men; and how Korean female writers’ works were introduced and circulated in China and Japan, during the Choson dynasty (1392-1910). She is currently working on her book project on “Butterfly Lovers in China and Korea,” which investigates the process of how a Chinese tale becomes appropriated and localized by Korean people.