Park Hyungji is an Associate Professor of English Literature at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. She received an A.B. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Her main research interests include the Victorian novel, post-colonial studies, and Asian American literature. During her year at Yenching, her research focused on Western representations of Asia in general and, more particularly, on the ways in which nineteenth-century British literary, cultural, and diplomatic texts depict and understand Korea.