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A BIG Thank You To Our New Friends At DramaFever!

L to R: Jackie Sia (DF), Nunee (KPK), CeeFu (KPK), Nabi (KPK), David Hou(DF); Photo credit: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Kpop Kollective

Yes, KPK was quite busy during our trip to New York, but not too busy to make new friends! We were very fortunate to be able to spend some time with David Hou and Jackie Sia of DramaFever. As you probably know, DramaFever is a major online destination for those who are serious about getting their Kdrama on.

David Hou and Jackie Sia, DramaFever; Photo credit: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Kpop Kollective

We’re pretty sure that David and Jackie work at DramaFever, although they were very circumspect about what they actually did. Um, now that I think about it, we didn’t check them for ID or anything, but they seem on the up and up. :) I’m sure they were just protecting high level DramaFever secrets. Seriously, they were very gracious in talking to us about the Kdrama industry and their hardworking crew. They also gave us the low-down on Ktown. In particular, David is directly responsible for this piece of tomfoolery.

But it wasn’t all business. Look!

Grilling meat at KumGangSan Restaurant in K-town, New York City. Photo credit: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, Kpop Kollective.

You may not know it, but David has hidden grillmaster skills!

Thank so much, David and Jackie, for being such gracious hosts to KPK!

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K-pop Prof. Wuxia Woman. Queen of Afro-Asia. Post Soul Princess. CeeFu is Crystal S. Anderson (PhD), a public intellectual who writes on Asian popular culture. When she is not at her day job, she writes about Asian popular culture. On her blog, High Yellow, she publishes pieces on K-pop, K-drama, wuxia series and Asian film. You can view her portfolio at Digital Writing by CeeFu. She also makes some of her scholarly work on Korean popular culture available to the public though projects like iFans: Mapping K-pop's International Fandom (a series of surveys on global fandom and a digital project that curates material produced by global fans), Hallyu Harmony: A Cultural History of Kpop (a digital project that traces connections among artists and groups across genres, generations and geographies through visuals, music and choreography), House of Hallyu (a site that features fan activity) and kpop chronicles (a project that archives fan narratives). She is also director of KPK: Kpop Kollective, where scholars and select members of the public publish musings about K-pop and digital humanities and collaboratively collect and organize digital material. She also manages KPOPIANA, a collaborative and interactive database about groups and artists of Hallyu-era K-pop. As an associate professor at Elon University, she conducts research in comparative ethnic studies. In addition to her recently published the book, Beyond the Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production (University of Mississippi Press, 2013), she has several book articles forthcoming on masculinity in K-pop and the impact of rhythm and blues on K-pop. She teaches courses in Asian literature, American literature, American Studies and African American literature.

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