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K pop The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

K pop     The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry Author JungBong Choi
ISBN-10 9781317681809
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 182
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K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in K-pop’s ascendancy, and explores how they relate to post-colonial modernisation, post-Cold War politics in East Asia, connections with the Korean diaspora, and the state-initiated campaign to accumulate soft power. As it is particularly concerned with fandom and cultural agency, it analyses fan practices, discourses, and underlying psychologies within their local habitus as well as in expanding topographies of online networks. Overall, the book addresses the question of how far "Asian culture" can be global in a truly meaningful way, and how popular culture from a "marginal" nation has become a global phenomenon.

K pop

K pop Author Ch'ang-nam Kim
ISBN-10 1565913310
Release 2012
Pages 160
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The Korean popular music consumed overseas under the banner of K-pop is pop and dance music performed by idol groups, who have mainly emerged since the 1990s and have come to enjoy popularity among teens. Since the 1990s can be considered the period in which K-pop directly took root, the development from the 1990s up through the 2000s when the popular music of the new generation entered the global spotlighted under the name of K-pop will be examined in this volume.

K Pop

K Pop Author John Lie
ISBN-10 9780520283114
Release 2014-10-31
Pages 248
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K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. John Lie provides not only a history of South Korean popular music—the premodern background, Japanese colonial influence, post-Liberation American impact, and recent globalization—but also a description of K-pop as a system of economic innovation and cultural production. In doing so, he delves into the broader background of South Korea in this wonderfully informed history and analysis of a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the globe.

Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea Author Michael Fuhr
ISBN-10 9781317556916
Release 2015-06-12
Pages 256
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This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and around the field of Korean pop music since the 1990s, which paved the way for the recent international rise of K-Pop and the Korean Wave. Fuhr examines the conditions and effects of transnational flows, asymmetrical power relations, and the role of the imaginary "other" in K-Pop production and consumption, relating them to the specific aesthetic dimensions and material conditions of K-Pop stars, songs, and videos. Further, the book reveals how K-Pop is deployed for strategies of national identity construction in connection with Korean cultural politics, with transnational music production circuits, and with the transnational mobility of immigrant pop idols. The volume argues that K-Pop is a highly productive cultural arena in which South Korea’s globalizing and nationalizing forces and imaginations coincide, intermingle, and counteract with each other and in which the tension between both of these poles is played out musically, visually, and discursively. This book examines a vibrant example of contemporary popular music from the non-Anglophone world and provides deeper insight into the structure of popular music and the dynamics of cultural globalization through a combined set of ethnographic, musicological, and cultural analysis. Widening the regional scope of Western-dominated popular music studies and enhancing new areas of ethnomusicology, anthropology, and cultural studies, this book will also be of interest to those studying East Asian popular culture, music globalization, and popular music.

A Companion to Korean American Studies

A Companion to Korean American Studies Author Rachael Miyung Joo
ISBN-10 9789004335332
Release 2018-06-28
Pages 728
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A Companion to Korean American Studies aims to provide readers with a broad introduction to Korean American Studies, through essays exploring major themes, key insights, and scholarly approaches that have come to define this field.

Hallyu 2 0

Hallyu 2 0 Author Sangjoon Lee
ISBN-10 9780472052523
Release 2015-06
Pages 268
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The first scholarly volume to investigate the impact of social media and other communication technologies on the global dissemination of the Korean Wave

Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film

Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film Author Xuelin Zhou
ISBN-10 9781317194101
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 196
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This book explores the vigorous film cultures of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong from the perspective of youth culture. The book relates this important topic to the wider social, cultural, and institutional context, and discusses the relationship between the films and the changes that today are transforming each society. Among the areas explored are the differences between the three film industries, their creation of new types of screen hero and heroine, and their conflicts with traditional Chinese attitudes such as respect for age. The many films discussed provide fresh perspectives on the ways in which young people are coping with gender, sexuality, class, coming of age, the pressures of education, and major social shifts such as rural to urban migration. They show young adults in each society striving to construct new value systems for a complex, rapidly changing environment.

New Korean Wave

New Korean Wave Author Dal Jin
ISBN-10 9780252098147
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 240
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The 2012 smash "Gangnam Style" by the Seoul-based rapper Psy capped the triumph of Hallyu , the Korean Wave of music, film, and other cultural forms that have become a worldwide sensation. Dal Yong Jin analyzes the social and technological trends that transformed South Korean entertainment from a mostly regional interest aimed at families into a global powerhouse geared toward tech-crazy youth. Blending analysis with insights from fans and industry insiders, Jin shows how Hallyu exploited a media landscape and dramatically changed with the 2008 emergence of smartphones and social media, designating this new Korean Wave as Hallyu 2.0. Hands-on government support, meanwhile, focused on creative industries as a significant part of the economy and turned intellectual property rights into a significant revenue source. Jin also delves into less-studied forms like animation and online games, the significance of social meaning in the development of local Korean popular culture, and the political economy of Korean popular culture and digital technologies in a global context.

The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture

The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture Author Valentina Marinescu
ISBN-10 9780739193389
Release 2014-09-24
Pages 162
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This book presents the reception of Hallyu ("the Korean Wave") and the real and imaginary “maps” of the export of South Korean cultural products around the world. It is an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to the impact of Hallyu, including chapters on the effects of South Korean culture on countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.

Pop Goes Korea

Pop Goes Korea Author Mark James Russell
ISBN-10 9781611725421
Release 2012-10-20
Pages 340
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How Korea became a surprise entertainment and Internet powerhouse: a guide to the innovators, stars, and the emerging new media.

Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society

Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society Author Youna Kim
ISBN-10 9781317337225
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 312
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The Routledge Handbook of Korean Culture and Society is an accessible and interdisciplinary resource that explores the formation and transformation of Korean culture and society. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and thought-provoking overview on key topics, including: compressed modernity, religion, educational migration, social class and inequality, popular culture, digitalisation, diasporic cultures and cosmopolitanism. These topics are thoroughly explored by an international team of Korea experts, who provide historical context, examine key issues and debates, and highlight emerging questions in order to set the research agenda for the near future. Providing an interdisciplinary overview of Korean culture and society, this Handbook is an essential read for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well scholars in Korean Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and Asian Studies in general.


K POP Now Author Mark James Russell
ISBN-10 9781462914111
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 128
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"K-Pop Now! […] features one hundred and twenty-eight glossy pages of Korean pop eye-candy." — K-Pop Now! takes a fun look at Korea's high-energy pop music, and is written for its growing legions of fans. It features all the famous groups and singers, and takes an insider's look at how they have made it to the top. In 2012, Psy's song and music video "Gangnam Style" suddenly took the world by storm. But K-Pop, the music of Psy's homeland of Korea has been winning fans for years with its infectious melodies and high-energy fun. Featuring incredibly attractive and talented singers and eye-popping visuals, K-Pop is the music of now. Though K-Pop is a relatively young phenomenon in the West, it is rapidly gaining traction and reaching much larger audiences—thanks in large part to social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Top K-Pop acts get ten million to thirty million hits for their videos—the Girls Generation single "Gee" has over a hundred million views! In K-Pop Now! you'll find: Profiles of all the current K-Pop artists and their hits A look at Seoul's hippest hot spots and hangouts Interviews with top artists like Kevin from Ze:A and Brian Joo A look at the K-Pop idols of tomorrow You'll meet the biggest record producers, the hosts of the insanely popular "Eat Your Kimchi" website, and K-Pop groups like Big Bang, TVXQ, 2NE1, Girls Generation, HOT, SES, FinKL Busker Busker and The Koxx. The book also includes a guide for fans who plan to visit Seoul to explore K-Pop up close and personal. Join the K-Pop revolution now!

K pop Beyond Asia

K pop Beyond Asia Author Song Cheol-min
ISBN-10 9788973755981
Release 2016-01-15
Pages 122
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In its incipient stages, Korean pop music was strongly influenced by Western pop music, diversifying through many stages of copying, translation, and interpretation from the early 20th century. Those unique creations by experimental and creative Korean artists are now being received by international audiences in the form of “K-Pop,” an abbreviation for “Korean pop.” It is spreading beyond the regions of China, Japan, and Southeast Asia and into Europe and the United States. It is increasingly gaining recognition as something more than just a fad?as a phenomenon that has staying power with global audiences. K-Pop Beyond Asia Background of the Growth of Hallyu Growth of the Entertainment Agencies at the Center of Hallyu Ballads and Dance Music Hallyu’s Expansion into Asian Markets The 100-Year History of Korean Pop Music The First Korean Pop Music Overseas: “Arirang” Unstable Beginning after 1945 The Rise of the Eighth US Army Show The Vietnam War and Expansion into Southeast Asia Stepping Stone of Korean Pop Music’s Overseas Expansion The Beginning of Hallyu and K-Pop Contemporary Korean Pop Music 2000: Rise of the First Generation of Idol Groups 2001: From Emotional Ballads to Hip Hop 2002: Dance and Vocal Artists 2003: Hyori Syndrome 2004: Korea’s Three Major Record Companies and Their Artists 2005: Chart-topping Ballads 2006: The New Generation of Idol Boy Groups 2007: The New Generation of Idol Girl Groups 2008: Wonder Girls and Other Top Female Singing Groups 2009: The Meteoric Rise of Idol Groups in Korea 2010: The Korean Wave in the Asian Music Market 2011: The Growing Influence of Girl Groups with each Major Record Company 2012: PSY Syndrome 2013: Competition between Old K-Pop Artists and Idol Groups 2014: Hit Collaborations K-Pop: Evaluation and Prospects Export-driven K-Pop, Going Beyond Korea, China, and Japan The Spread of K-Pop through Social Media The Global Appeal of K-Pop K-Pop’s Star-Making System Benefits of Global Cultural Exchange beyond Asia k pop,korean pop music,Hallyu,SHINee,SUPER JUNIOR,GIRLS' GENERATION,2NE1

The Korean Wave

The Korean Wave Author Tae-Jin Yoon
ISBN-10 9781498555579
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 300
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This collection examines the spread and popularity of South Korean popular culture and its global effects over the last twenty years. The contributors analyze the theoretical and institutional history of this development, its relationship with other globalizing forces, and the industrialization of cultural production in South Korea.

The Birth of Korean Cool

The Birth of Korean Cool Author Euny Hong
ISBN-10 9781471131059
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 288
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How did a really unhip country suddenly become cool? How could a nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men and rock 'n' roll come to mass produce pop music and a K-pop star that would break the world record for the most YouTube hits? Who would have predicted that a South Korean company that used to sell fish and fruit (Samsung) would one day give Apple a run for its money? And just how does South Korea plan to use pop culture to beat America at its own game. Welcome to South Korea: The Brand. In The Birth of Korean Cooljournalist Euny Hong uncovers the roots of the 'Korean Wave': a fanaticism for South Korean pop culture that has enabled them to make the rest of the world a captive market for their products by first becoming the world's number one pop culture manufacturer. South Korea's economic development has been nothing short of staggering - leapfrogging from third-world to first-world in just a few years and continuing to grow at a rapid and unprecedented rate - and for the first time The Birth of Korean Coolwill give readers exclusive insight into the inner workings of this extraordinary country; it's past, present and future.

The Korean Wave

The Korean Wave Author Y. Kuwahara
ISBN-10 9781137350282
Release 2014-02-20
Pages 243
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The rise in popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture began and is promoted as an official policy of the Korean government to revive the country's economy. This study examines cultural production and consumption, glocalization, the West versus. Asia, global race consciousness, and changing views of masculinity and femininity.

East Asian Pop Culture

East Asian Pop Culture Author Beng Huat Chua
ISBN-10 9622098924
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 320
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The contributors analyse the subject of Asian pop culture arranged under three headings: 'Television Industry in East Asia', 'Transnational-Crosscultural Receptions of TV Dramas' and 'Nationalistic reactions'.