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Dal Yong Jin

Dal Yong Jin finished his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has taught in several institutions, including the University of Illinois in Chicago, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Simon Fraser University. His major research and teaching interests are on globalization and media, new media and online gaming studies, transnational cultural studies, and the political economy of media and culture. He is the author of two books entitled Korea’s Online Gaming Empire (MIT Press, 2010) and Hands On/Hands Off: The Korean State and the Market Liberalization of the Communication Industry (Hampton Press, 2011). Jin also edited two books and a journal special issue, including The Political Economies of Media (Bloomsbury, 2011), and Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation (IGI Global, 2011). In addition, he has published about 40 journal articles and book chapters in several scholarly journals and books, including Media, Culture and Society, Games and Culture, Telecommunications Policy, Television and New Media, International Communication Gazette, Continuum, Information Communication and Society, and Javnost-the Public. He is currently analyzing the shifting media business paradigm, from convergence to de-convergence, in the communication industries, including both audiovisual and telecommunications. Meanwhile, he is writing a book about intellectual history of political economy in North America, which will be the result of SSHRC-funded research.