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What is the k in K-pop? : South Korean popular music, the culture industry, and national identity

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  • What is the k in K-pop?
  • Lie, John
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Title What is the k in K-pop?
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South Korean popular music, the culture industry, and national identity

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Lie, John

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[Seoul]:The Institute of Korean Studies

Date 2012
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Observer:vol. 43(no. 3)
Pages 25
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Industry and Technology < Others
Holding Tobias Hübinette

Abstract

In the early 2010’s, the expansion of South Korean popular culture around the world is led by popular music, usually known as Kpop. In this paper I seek to answer two questions. First, what are the sources of its success beyond the South Korean national border? Secondly, what does it say about contemporary South Korean society and culture?