Andy Jackson

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Research interests

Korean Studies: Rebellion, South and North Korean film, Korean screen culture, Chŏlla Province history, society and culture, Korean pre-modern and modern history




Andrew David Jackson is Senior Lecturer and convenor of the Korean Studies programme at Monash University. Prior to his appointment, he was Associate Professor at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2013-2017.


Dr Andrew David Jackson first started in literary studies, and he has a BA (Hons) in French Language and Literature from the University of Kent at Canterbury (1986-1990), and an MSc in Comparative and General Literary Studies from the University of Edinburgh (1991-2). After ten years living in South Korea and Japan, he took an MA in Korean Studies from the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University (2002-5), where he wrote a dissertation on the British Embassy’s response to the 1980 Kwangju Uprising. After returning to the UK, he took an MSt in Korean Studies at the University of Oxford’s Oriental Institute and wrote a dissertation entitled: ‘Popular Unrest and Rural Disturbances in Chŏlla Province, 1674-1800: An Alternative View of 18th Century Resistance.’ He obtained his PhD in Korean history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2011 and his dissertation investigated the links between court factionalism and the initiation of the 1728 Musin Rebellion.  


He spent fifteen years teaching English as a foreign language and French as a second language and has taught in Quebec, Canada, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Scotland, Denmark, and England. He also worked as a trainer on the Royal Society of Arts/University of Cambridge Diploma (DELTA) and Certificate (CELTA) for teachers of English as a foreign language.

Current teaching:

Korean Language 1 (elementary)

Courses that he has helped develop and taught include:

Modern Korean History, Society and Culture

Pre-modern Korean History, Society and Culture

North Korean History, Society and Culture

Popular Culture in North and South Korea, Hallyu, and Transnational Cultural Flows

Korean Cinema: A Critical Survey



Monash University, Melbourne Australia, Korean Studies Department

Senior Lecturer: 26 February 2017-Present

Convenor of Korean Studies Programme: 26 February 2017-Present

University of Copenhagen Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Korean Studies

Associate Professor:  August 2014–July 2017

Assistant Professor: August 2013– July 2014

Publications (summary):

1 Monograph: The Musin Rebellion: Politics and Rebellion in Eighteenth-Century Korea, University of Hawai`i Press: January 2016.

3 Edited collections: Korean Screen Cultures: Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online games. Co-edited with Colette Balmain. Peter Lang: January 2016. 

 Organizer of International Conferences:

 Founder of the Korean Screen Culture Conference (an annual international conference on Korean film, TV, pop music videos and online gaming now in its fifth year)

 Organizer of 4 international conferences, 1 day workshop, and 42 academic seminars with invited speakers.


Supervision interests


History of rebellion in Korea, premodern and modern Korean history, North and South Korean film and popular culture, invented traditions in Korea. 

Research area keywords

  • Korean history, Joseon Period history, Rebellion, 1728 Musin Rebellion, North Korean film, films about the Korean War, Invented Traditions in Korea

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2003 2019

The Punishments of the 1728 Musin Rebellion Leaders

Jackson, A. D., 2019, In : Korean Studies. 43, p. 120-144 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Why Has There Been No People’s Power Rebellion in North Korea?

Jackson, A. D., Dec 2018, In : European Journal of Korean Studies. 18, 1, p. 1-34 34 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Intertitles, history and memory in Spring in My Hometown

Jackson, A. D., 3 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema. 9, 2, p. 107-123 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

‘Squeezing North Korea will not result in revolution’

Jackson, A. D., 9 Nov 2017

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

DPRK film, Order No. 27 and the acousmatic voice

Jackson, A. D., 1 Jan 2016, Korean Screen Cultures: : Interrogating Cinema, TV, Music and Online games. Jackson, A. D. & Balmain, C. (eds.). Oxford UK: Peter Lang Publishing, p. 161–175 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


Academy of Korean Studies, Korean Studies Promotion Service 'Excellent' Book Award

Andy Jackson (Recipient), 15 Dec 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2003 2016

  • 26 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Editorial responsibility