KACA 40th Anniversary Conference Program


KACA welcomes you to the 40th Anniversary Conference at 2018 AEJMC convention. Our extensive program encompassing academic and social activities is as follows.


Thursday, August 9



9:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m.


Opening Plenary

Congressional Hall A & B

Presider: Seok Kang, Texas-San Antonio


Eyun Jung Ki, President, Korean American Communication Association

Jennifer Greer, President, AEJMC

Sang Hyun Nam, Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange


Yongjin Kim, President, Korea Center for Investigative Journalism


10:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m.


Session 1:  Media & Communication Research in the Age of Artificial Intelligence & Hyper-Connectivity

 Meeting Room 2

Presider: Jin-Ae Kang, East Carolina University

Discussant:  Shuhua Zhou, University of Missouri


Comparisons of Information Dissemination Patterns during Two Natural Disasters in Korea

Yongsuk Hwang, Jaekwan Jeong, & Dawoon Jung, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea


How Do Users Experience the Interaction with an Immersive Screen?

Dong Hee Shin, Joongang University, Seoul, Korea


Understanding algorithm bias: the suggestions for prevention against algorithmic discrimination

Kitae Kim, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea


Session sponsored by Cybercommunication Academic Society



Session 2: Korean Wave, Culture and Globalization I

Congressional Hall A & B

Presider: Dal Yong Jin, Simon Fraser University


Say Hello to Hallyu Emirati Nation:The Rising Korean Wave among Emirati Women and its Impact on their Cultural Identity

Urwa Mohammad Tariq, UAE University


Webtoon Goes Viral?: The Globalization Processes of Korean Online Comics

Jaehyeon Jeong, Temple University

Korean Wave under Park in the Dark: How the Discourse of Creativity Became an Enemy of Cultural Diversity and Democracy

Siho Nam, University of North Florida


“Friends Tell me I’m Korean-Style”: The Korean Wave and the Negotiation of Attractiveness among Korean Americans

Hae Lim Suh, Temple University


Session sponsored by Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE)



12:00 p.m. –  1:30 p.m.


Lunch Time Plenary

Congressional Hall A & B

Presider: Gi Woong Yun, University of Nevada-Reno


Book Launching

Celebrating Communication Scholarship on Korea


Dal Yong Jin, Simon Fraser University

Nojin Kwak, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Kyu Ho Youm, University of Oregon

Hun Shik Kim, University of Colorado

Jae-Hwa Shin, University of Southern Mississippi

Shin Dong Kim, Hallym University, Korea

Seok Kang, University of Texas-San Antonio

Hye-Ryeon Lee, University of Hawaii – Manoa

Yong Chan Kim, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Seungahn Nah, University of Oregon

Eyun Jung Ki, University of Alabama



1:45 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.


Session 3: Politics, Democracy, and Korea

Meeting Room 2

Presider: Kyung Jung Han, California State University, Bakersfield

Discussant: Seihill Kim, South Carolina


Three Main Determinants of Other-Self Perceptual Gap in Partisan News Effect: Evaluation of News Desirability, Self-Other Perceptual Gap in Political Knowledge, and Self-Other Perceptual Gap in Critical Literacy for Political Information

Sungeun Chung & Yunjin Choi, Sungkyunkwan University

Exploring Attributes and Roles of Presidential Candidates’ Dialogic Communication (PCDC) during the 2017 Presidential Campaign in South Korea

Bitt Moon & Sung-Un Yang, Indiana University


PyeongChang, Pyongyang or Pyeonghwa (Peace in Korean) Olympic Games? An Exploration of the Frames between Partisan Media and Framing Effects

Kwansik Mun, Moonhoon Choi, & Hyungjin Gill, University of Wisconsin-Madison


News Frames during Former President Park Scandal and Public Reaction

Kang Hoon Sung, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona,

Hyejoon Rim, University of Minnesota, & Sora Kim, Chinese University of Hong Kong



1:45 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.


Session 4: Korean Wave, Culture and Globalization IIMeeting Room 8

Presider: Isaac (Changwan) Woo, James Madison

Strategic approaches of Korean Broadcasting System making the Korean Wave: A Case of KBS Music Bank World Tour in Chile

Hyunsuk Jang, Korean Broadcasting System & SungKyunKwan University


The Politics of Fandom: Social Media as a New Battlefield between Korean and Western Fans

Hyeri Jung, Eastern University


Transcultural Consumption of Korean Popular Culture in Latin America: An Analysis of Vibrant Hallyu Fan Activities in Chile Wonjung Min, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Dal Yong Jin, Simon Fraser University

Kyong Yoon, University of British Columbia, Okanagan



1:45 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.


Session 5: 3 Minute Thesis CompetitionMeeting Room 9

Presider: Jisu Huh, University of Minnesota


The effects of smartphone adoption, skill and use on cross-cultural adaptation: The case of North Korean defectors

Dawoon Jung, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea


Predictors and Effectiveness of Parental Mediation of Young Children’s Smartphone Use in South Korea

Regina Jihea Ahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Public service at the intersection of journalism, globalization and English: South Korea’s English language press

John Christopher Carpenter, University of Iowa


Imagining National Cuisine: Food, Media, and the Nation: How has Korean food television discursively constructed the Korean nation in contemporary globalization?

Jaehyeon Jeong, Temple University


Making, Connecting, and Complicating Home: South Korean Transient Migrants’ Media Use and Everyday Lives in Austin

Shin Hea Lee, University of Texas at Austin


Fearful Misinformation and Systematic/Heuristic Corrective Information in the Spread of Health Virus

Jiyoung Lee, Syracuse University


The Role of Social Media in Protest Participation: The Case of Candlelight Vigils in South Korea

Sangwon Lee, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Is the Cultural Difference in Time Perception Still There?: Impact of Eastern and Western Views on Perceived Length of Social Media Video Advertisement

Youngwoong Jeon, University of Texas at Austin


English Speech and Debate in East Asia

Pablo Gannon, Wake Forest University


Breaking the silence: Extending theory to address the underutilization of mental health services among Chinese immigrants in the United States

Queenie Jo-Yun Li, University of South Carolina


What Do You Mean Sorry?: The Impact of Culture on Crisis Responses

Jungkyu Rhys Lim, University of Maryland – College Park


American Audiences’ View of Korea and Korean Products: The Influence of Direct Contact with Koreans, Mediated Contact with K-pop, and Parasocial Relationship with K-pop Stars

Ruonan Zhang, Bowling Green State University



3:15 p.m. –  4:30 p.m.


Session 6: Perspectives on Endowed Chair Professorship

Meeting Room 2

Presider: Ji Young Kim, University of Hawaii at Manoa



Kyu Ho Youm, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair Professor, University of Oregon


Jisu Huh, Raymond O. Mithun Endowed Chair in Advertising, University of Minnesota


Kwan Min Lee, Korea Foundation Professor in Contemporary Korean Society and New Media, Nanyang Technological University



3:15 p.m. –  4:30 p.m.


Session 7: Korean Media and Gender Sensitivity IssuesMeeting Room 8

Presider: Hye-Ryeon Lee, University of Hawaii at Manoa



The Digital War between Ilbe Storehouse and Megalia on Gangnam Station Murder and Misogyny

Ho jeong Lee, Temple University,


Advocates or Detached Referee: Examining the newspaper coverage of #MeToo movement in South Korea

Joseph Jai-sung Yoo, University of Texas Austin


Defining “Feminist”: Male and female audiences’ reaction to Korean public broadcasting program “Ggachil Namneo (EBS)”

Claire Shinhea Lee, University of Texas Austin


4:45 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.


Final Plenary

Meeting Rooms 12, 13, & 14 combined

Presider: Seungahn Nah, University of Oregon

“Reimagining Asian Communication Scholarship: Past, Present, and Prospect”


Louisa Ha, Bowling Green State University


R. Lance Holbert, Temple University


Hye-Ryeon Lee, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Kwan-Min Lee, Nanyang Technological University


Fuyuan Shen, Pennsylvania State University


Shyam Sundar, Pennsylvania State University

Session sponsored by Nanyang Technological University and

University of Oregon, School of Journalism and Communication



6:15 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.


Gala Reception & Award Ceremony

Penn Quarter

Presider: Eyun Jung Ki, President, KACA


Reception sponsored by Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE)


*Please note that the program is subject to change, and will be updated up to the conference. If you have any comments or questions regarding the program, please contact Drs. Seok Kang (seok.kang@utsa.edu) or Gi Woong Yun (gyun@unr.edu), who are coordinating the program.

* You can also download the program as a PDF document below.
KACA 40th Anniversary Conference Program

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