Special Lecture (for prospective students): "What does language of K-pop tell us about the contemporary society of South Korea?"

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM until 5:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

Featuring Sun-Hee Lee, Associate Professor of Korean:  The recent social activism led by the K-pop stans brought attention to the global popularity of K-pop, the unprecedented cultural export of South Korea. Although K-pop generally refers to the South Korean music genre, it is subsumed in the global influence of the Korean popular culture known as Korean Wave Hallyu, (composed of Han meaning ‘Korean’ and Lyu ‘wave’). In the lecture, we will explore how language of K-pop can be used as a tool for analysis to identify various issues of gender, identity, globalization and cultural appropriation in the contemporary society of South Korea. This lecture will demonstrate how language study provides empirical connection to the study of culture, history, sociology, politics, and beyond. Please note, this special lecture is intended for prospective students only.

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