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K-pop

Korea's musical explosion

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Written in English.

About the Book

While most Americans have only been aware of Korean pop, or K-pop, music since the infectious 2012 hit song Gangnam Style by Psy, it is a genre that has been widely popular since the 1990s. Its sudden notoriety marks a global trend called Hallyu, or the Korean Wave, which encompasses not only music but also other pillars of pop culture, such as movies and television, cuisine, and Korean cartoon art known as manhwa. This colorful, informative book is a study in cultural diffusion that began with American GIs during the Korean War and then continued through the repression of Park Chung-hee's regime and into today's rise of South Korea as an economic powerhouse.

About the Edition

While most Americans have only been aware of Korean pop, or K-pop, music since the infectious 2012 hit song Gangnam Style by Psy, it is a genre that has been widely popular since the 1990s. Its sudden notoriety marks a global trend called Hallyu, or the Korean Wave, which encompasses not only music but also other pillars of pop culture, such as movies and television, cuisine, and Korean cartoon art known as manhwa. This colorful, informative book is a study in cultural diffusion that began with American GIs during the Korean War and then continued through the repression of Park Chung-hee's regime and into today's rise of South Korea as an economic powerhouse.

Table of Contents

The emergence of K-pop
The star factory
The Korean wave
K-pop style.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 59) and index.

Reading Counts RC 10.7 63323.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
781.63095195
Library of Congress
ML3928.K35 K66 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
64 pages :
Number of pages
64

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26472562M
Internet Archive
kpopkoreasmusica0000kall
ISBN 10
1467720429
ISBN 13
9781467720427, 9781467725491
LC Control Number
2013009293
OCLC/WorldCat
830124611
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