[KS] 27th Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium Nov 2 2019

Kim, Immanuel ikim52 at email.gwu.edu
Mon Sep 30 23:09:04 EDT 2019

*The 2**7th*
* Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities * * “Consuming K-Pop:*

*Soft Power, Marketization, and Cultural Appropriation”*

*Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM*

*Harry Harding Auditorium, Room 213,*

*Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University *

1957 E St., NW, Washington, DC 20052


Kyung Hyun Kim (University of California, Irvine)


Immanuel Kim (The George Washington University), Richard Grinker (The
George Washington University), Gregg Brazinsky (The George Washington


Imelda Ibarra (US BTS ARMY)

Bora Kim (Columbia University)

CedarBough Saeji (Indiana University)

Crystal Anderson (George Mason University)

Robert Ku (Binghamton University- State University of New York)

So-Rim Lee (University of Pennsylvania)


Korean popular culture is arguably one of South Korea’s most impactful
exports, reaching a worldwide audience of devoted fans through strategic
marketization. From music, film, television, sports to food, the “Korean
Wave” (Hallyu) has generated revenue and reshaped the topography of the
global cultural landscape. This year's Colloquium focuses on the K-Pop
industry, the contemporary style of Korean pop music that has become
popular in many countries around the world. The speakers will examine
diverse aspects of K-Pop: state-initiated efforts to employ the Korean Wave
as a currency of soft power, corporate infrastructure, global fan practices
that contribute to the transnational flow of popular culture, cultural
appropriation, the production of idols, and the connections between K-Pop
and Korean diasporic as well as other non-Korean communities.


The Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities Series at GW provides
a forum for academic discussion of Korean arts, history, language,
literature, thought and religious systems in the context of East Asia and
the world. The colloquium series is made possible by an endowment
established by the estate of Hahn Moo-Sook (1918-1993), one of Korea’s most
honored writers, to uphold her spirit of openness, curiosity, and
commitment to education. The 27th Hahn Moo-Sook colloquium is co-organized
by GW’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the
Institute for Korean Studies, and co-sponsored by Korea Foundation, and
GW’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies.

The 27th Hahn Moo-Sook colloquium (
https://eall.columbian.gwu.edu/hahn-moo-sook-colloquium) is open to the
public FREE OF CHARGE. However, reservations are required. Please make
reservations at http://go.gwu.edu/hms27. For questions regarding the
colloquium, please contact gwiks at gwu.edu.

Immanuel Kim
The Korea Foundation and Kim-Renaud
Associate Professor of Korean Literature and Culture Studies
East Asian Languages and Literatures
The George Washington University

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