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Biography: 

Sunyoung Yang is a Korean citizen studying a PhD with the University of Toronto, specialising in Internet user communities and their cultures. She also works as a researcher for the Center for Youth & Cultural Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea, on the anthropology of South Korea. Ms Yang is currently conducting field research in Korea for her dissertation, focusing on the theme of Internet cultures with special focus directed at so-called "Internet addict communities" since 1999. Previously, Ms Yang completed undergraduate and masters qualifications in Sociology and Anthropology in South Korea. She worked as a creative director in a youth center for three years, during which time she organised the second Internet Fiesta for the Korean ISOC Chapter. She has been a member of the Asia Pacific Next Generation Camp (APNG) since 2002, and organised the second and third camps as a chair and vice chair.