Over the earlier decade, Korean pop culture has turn into an international phenomenon. The "Korean Wave" of track, movie, tv, activities, and food generates major sales and cultural delight in South Korea. The Korean pop culture Reader
offers a well timed and crucial origin for the research of "K-pop," bearing on the modern cultural panorama to its historic roots. The essays during this assortment exhibit the intimate connections of Korean pop culture, or hallyu, to the peninsula's colonial and postcolonial histories, to the nationalist initiatives of the army dictatorship, and to the neoliberalism of twenty-first-century South Korea. Combining translations of seminal essays via Korean students on subject matters starting from activities to colonial-era serial fiction with new paintings through students established in fields together with literary experiences, movie and media stories, ethnomusicology, and artwork background, this assortment expertly navigates the social and political dynamics that experience formed Korean cultural construction during the last century.
Contributors. Jung-hwan Cheon, Michelle Cho, Youngmin Choe, Steven Chung, Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Stephen Epstein, Olga Fedorenko, Kelly Y. Jeong, Rachael Miyung Joo, Inkyu Kang, Kyu Hyun Kim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Pil Ho Kim, Boduerae Kwon, Regina Yung Lee, Sohl Lee, Jessica Likens, Roald Maliangkay, Youngju Ryu, Hyunjoon Shin, Min-Jung Son, James Turnbull, Travis Workman