Beyond ‘Korean' popular music: Global production and consumption of K-Pop

Beyond ‘Korean

Photo credit: bts_bighit, BTS (via Flickr)

Lecture by Suk-Young Kim, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Thursday, March 23, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
West Los Angeles College
General Classroom Building
Room 160, (GC-160)
Culver City, CA 90230

Popular culture is a window on the practices and expressions of ordinary people in local societies around the world. At the same time, societies are connected internationally through communication, trade, and the movement of people, and through these connections, local cultures spread and transform in a global context. From traditional medicine to music and mass media, the spring 2017 Global Speaker series brings UCLA experts to West LA College to share their research on global popular culture in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Suk-Young Kim is Professor of Theater at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Her research interests cover a wide range of academic disciplines, such as East Asian Performance and Visual Culture, Gender and Nationalism, Korean Cultural Studies, Russian Literature and Slavic Folklore. Her first book, Illusive Utopia:Theater, Film, and Everyday Performance in North Korea (University of Michigan Press, 2010), the winner of the 2013 James Palais Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies, explores how state-produced propaganda performances intersect with everyday life practice in North Korea. Her second book, DMZ Crossing: Performing Emotional Citizenship Along the Korean Border (Columbia University Press, 2014), focuses on various types of inter-Korean border crossers who traverse one of the most heavily guarded areas in the world to redefine Korean citizenship as based on emotional affiliations rather than constitutional delineations. Kim served on the editorial board of the Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia and is currently at work as a senior editor for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature. She also sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Korean Studies and Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context.

Parking Information: The closest parking lot to the General Classroom building is Lot 5. Visitors can purchase daily permit for $2 from yellow parking permit machine located in the upper left corner of the parking lot. After you park, walk up the stair-case next to the parking machine, turn to the right and through the plaza to GC. Campus Map

Aaron  Miller

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Latin American Institute, Asia Pacific Center, West LA College