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Sun Jung received her Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, and was a research fellow at both Victoria
University and the National University of Singapore. Prior to her academic career, she worked as a writer
for media production companies and cultural magazines in Los Angeles and Seoul. During this time, she
also collaborated with Korean film producers on script development. Ever since her first visit in 2012 to
Bukit Brown, one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside of China, she has been fascinated by the stories
of those who were buried there. After leaving her academic career behind, she devoted herself to writing.
Previously published works were her book of essays, The Letter, I Sent You (1991) and her academic book Korean
Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption (2011).