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Dafna Zur

Dafna Zur

Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
521 Memorial Way, Knight Bldg.
Stanford, CA 94305-2000

(650) 725-1893 (voice)


Dafna Zur teaches courses on Korean literature, popular culture, visual culture, and Asian children’s literature in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Zur's current book manuscript traces the development of the idea of the child and young reader in magazines. She draws on the texts and images from those magazines to arrive at an understanding of the imagined role of the child in the cultural imagination of colonial and post-liberation Korea. She also works on North Korean materials, and has written several articles on the Korean War in North and South Korean children's books. Her interests lie broadly with the children's literature of South and North Korea, folk tales, and translation.

Dafna Zur received her PhD and MA in Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia, and a BA from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.