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Korean Pop Culture in International Relations – “K-Pop: Where It Came From, Where It’s Going, And Why It Matters”


Mark Russell

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” surprised everyone when it became the
biggest Youtube hit ever in 2012. But Korean pop music — along with the rest of
Korean pop culture — has actually been on the rise for years, gaining fans
around Asia, into the Middle East, Europe, South America, and the United
States. While Korea has a rich cultural heritage, the successes of today are a
result of a mix of artistic, business, and technological forces, stripping away
old constraints and empowering creators and audiences like never before. The
rise of K-pop is about much more than just a pop music factory system; it’s
about the future of popular culture.

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


286-7 McNeil Building