Dr. Jayson Chun was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He is a specialist in Japanese media history, East Asian media history and popular culture.
Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2004
M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993
B.A. Georgetown University, 1989
Fall 2014-Present: Associate professor, Humanities Division
University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu, Kapolei, HI
Summer 2004-Present: Instructor, Asian Studies Program
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
Fall 2003: Graduate Lecturer, Department of History
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Fall 2002-Spring 2003: Lecturer, Department of History
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
- HIST 151 World to 1500
- HIST 152 World since 1500
- HIST 241 Civilizations of Asia*
- HIST 243 Asia Cool: Modern Asia & Pop Culture
- HIST 306 History of Southeast Asia*
- HIST 311 Chinese Culture*
- HIST 312 Modern China*
- HIST 318 Asian American History
- HIST 321 Japanese Culture*
- HIST 322 Modern Japan*
- HIST 325 (crosslisted with BUSA) Asian Economies, Business and Consumers*
- HIST 326 Japan Cool: Anime, Manga, and Film
- HIST 328 Modern Korea*
- HIST 369 The Pop Pacific: South Korean and Japanese popular music and society
*online hybrid courses
Chun, Jayson M, “The Pop Pacific: Japanese-American Sojourners and the Development of Japanese Popular Music“, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture. Ed. Alisa Freedman and Toby Slade. New York: Routledge, 2017.
Chun, Jayson M. “Bubble Pop: K-pop stars, fans and gender in America,” Proceedings of Media Text vs. Audience of K-pop, the Mini-Conference Project on Create Asia December 19. Nagoya University, 2016.
“Pro Wrestling and Crying Cowboys: American Influence on Early Japanese Television.” Modernization, Nation-Building, and Television History. Ed.Stewart Anderson and Melissa Chakars. New York: Routledge, 2015.
Chun, Jayson M, “Learning Bushido from Abroad: Japanese Reactions to the Last Samurai.” Japanese Cinema (Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies). Ed. Nikki J. Y. Lee, and Julian Stringer. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Chun, Jayson M, A Nation of a Hundred Million Idiots?: A Social History of Japanese Television 1953-1973. New York: Routledge, December 2006.
Chun, Jayson M. "A New Kind of Royalty: The Imperial Marriage in Postwar Japan." Japan Pop! Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture. Ed. Tim Craig. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2000. 222-244.
- Postwar Japanese popular culture and social history
- Korean and Japanese popular music (K-pop and J-pop)
- Japanese anime history
- Media studies
- Modern East Asia
- Asian American and Hawai‘i history
- Using popular culture in the classroom
Studied at Hiroshima University and University at Tokyo. Attended language school in Seoul, Korea for a total of 9 weeks, and in Beijing, China for one month.