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Shine On: Glamour, Image and K-pop

Visuals are an important part of K-pop, and understanding them is crucial to understanding the meaning of K-pop and its spread globally. In addition to music videos, images that accompany promotions for music releases, photo shoots featured in magazines and endorsements for an array of products are seen, collected and exchanged by fans.  Not just […]

Girls' Generation, Vogue Japan, 2011

Whose Generation? GIRLS’ GENERATION!: Gender, Audience and K-pop

by Crystal S. Anderson, PhD As the number of female groups increase in number in K-pop, commentators and scholars continue to focus on the meaning of the representations produced by these groups. While some argue that such representations are geared towards men, this ignores the way the majority female fanbases of these groups construct meaning of […]

B1A4 Kpopiana exhibit with Digital Documentation links.

The Digital Documentation Project: An Update

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster During KPK’s early days in 2011, Dr. Anderson and other KPK founders were having quite a difficult time accessing some Kpop entertainment companies’ artist websites.  They kept encountering what they called, “the circle of death,” and then timing out. I wasn’t having this problem and had just discovered the […]

For Your Reading Pleasure: A Hallyu Bibliography, Part 4: GLOBAL IMPACT and GLOBALIZATION

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster Welcome to Part 4 of my ongoing series of bibliographic entries about Hallyu.   These entries are listed by year, not by author (TIP: If you know about a title or author and you want to see if it’s included in this listing, use the CTRL +F […]

Word cloud generated from KPK's Combo FandomTwitter List

K-pop Fandom 101

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Elon University Many know that K-pop fans play an active role in K-pop, but few may know just how complex K-pop fandoms are.