Choi Jiwoong

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2-Year Track

I was born Korean and raised Singaporean, and now graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tokyo, where my senior thesis locates the postmodern in the violence of Taiwanese director Edward Yang’s films.

As such, my general academic interests lie in the cinema and literature of East Asia, and at Yale I plan to continue down this path while also expanding my theoretical background beyond the usual group of dead European guys.

The irony of leaving the biggest city in East Asia for Connecticut to continue my studies on East Asia is not lost on me, but I hope to bring my own new perspectives on the region to Yale.

When I’m not at home I can be found outside.