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Chan E. Park

Chan E. Park

Chan E. Park

Professor Emeritus


614 292-1908

204 Cunz Hall
1841 Millikin Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • Korean Traditional Oral Narrative
  • Asian and Western Drama and Theatre


  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii, East Asian Languages and Literatures, 1995
  • M.A., University of Hawaii, Drama and Theatre, 1978
  • B.A., Sogang Jesuit University, English Literature, 1973

Chan E. Park received her PhD from University of Hawaii, and is currently associate professor of Korean language, literature, and performance studies at The Ohio State University. Her specialization is research and performance of p’ansori, Korean story-singing, its performance in transnational context in particular, related oral narrative/lyrical/dramatic traditions, and their places in the shaping of modern Korean drama. She has published extensively on the theory and practice of oral narratology and its interdisciplinary connection with arts and humanities as a whole, including her recent monograph, Voices from the Straw Mat: Toward an Ethnography of Korean Story Singing (University of Hawaii Press, 2003). Park has given numerous lectures, seminars, workshops and performances of p’ansori locally, nationally, and internationally.