For Your Reading Pleasure: A Hallyu Bibliography Part 1: BOOKS

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.

University of South Carolina Lancaster

Earlier this year I introduced KPK readers to the work I’m doing to collate and annotate as much scholarly information about Hallyu as I can. Without further ado, I share with you the first section, focusing on books covering Hallyu. Subsequent parts of this series will be identified by SUBJECT rather than format. Please note that these entries are listed by year, starting with 1991 (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 function).

To learn more about my searching parameters, information-gathering processes, and your ability to access these items, see my earlier essay titled “For Your Reading Pleasure: Introducing A Hallyu Bibliography.”

This is a working post, so if you would like to submit a book title to this list, please contact me directly at

Various book covers. Credit to respective publishers.

NOTE:  In order to make it easier to locate authors (and where possible), I’m modifying these APA Style citations by adding full author names where possible.

Kang, Hyun Do. (1991). Media culture in Korea. Seoul: Seoul National University Press.

Chua, Beng Huat. (2000). Consumption in Asia: lifestyles and identities. London: Routledge.

Craig, Timothy J. & King, Richard. (2002). Global goes local. Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia Press.

Cho, Hae Joang, Sangmin, Hwang, Koichi, Iwabuchi, Lee, Dong-Hu, & Kim, Hyunmi . (2005). Korean wave and popular culture in Asia. Seoul: Yonsei University Press.

Choe, Jin-bong. (2003). Korean mass media and popular culture. Jung-Gu: Woojinadcom, Inc.

Lau, Jenny Kwok Wah. (2003). Multiple modernities: cinemas and popular media in transcultural East Asia. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Moran, Albert and Keane, Michael. (Eds.). (2004).  Television across Asia. New York: Routledge

Baek, W. (2005). Korean Wave: The Cultural Choice of East Asia.  Seoul: Pentagram.

Kim, Jasper. (2005). Crisis and Change: South Korea in a Post 1997 New Era. Seoul: Ewha Womans University Press.

Bruns, Axel et al. (2006). Living in Cy-world: Contextualising Cy-Ties in South Korea. Peter Lang (Publisher).

Howard, Keith. (2006). Korean pop music: Riding the wave. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.

Thussu, Daya Kishan. (2006). Media on the move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow. New York: Routledge. Accessed 4 April 2012 from

Huat, Chua Beng and Koichi, Iwabuchi (Eds.). (2008). East Asian Pop Culture: Analyzing the Korean Wave. Aberdeen: Hong Kong University Press.

Kim, Youna (ed.). (2008). Media consumption and everyday life in Asia. New York: Routledge.

Sung, Sang-yeon, Yasmin Lee G. Arpon, Jennifer Pai & The Korea Herald. (2008). Korean wave. Jimoondang.

Choy, Christine. (2009). Cinema Korea. New York: Filmmaker’s Library.

Connor, Mary. (2009). The Koreas. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Llora, Miguel. 2009. Mapping transnational Asian cinema, media, and popular culture: Representation, meaning, language, discourse, and images. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag.

Park, Duk-soo. (2009). Global Korea: old and new: proceedings from the Sixth Biennial Conference Korean Studies of Australasia. The Association.

Russell, Mark James. (2009). Pop goes Korea: Behind the revolution in movies, music and internet culture. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press.

Black, D., Epstein, Stephen & Tokita, Alison. (Eds.). (2010). Complicated Currents. Clayton, Victoria, Australia: Monash University ePress. Accessed 2 November 2011 from

Lo, Kwai-Cheung. (2010). Excess and Masculinity in Asian cultural productions. Albany: State University of New York.

Shim, Doobo, Heryanto, Ariel & Siriyuvasak, Ubonrat. (2010). Pop culture formations across East Asia. Seoul: Jimoondang.

Choi, Joon Sik. (2011). Understanding contemporary Korean culture. Seoul: Ewha Womens University, Korean Cultural Research Institute.

Kim, Do Kyun & Kim, Min-Sun. (2011). Hallyu: The influence of Korean popular culture in Asia. Seoul: Seoul National University Press.

Kim, Kyung Hyun. (2011). Virtual Hallyu: Korean cinema of the global era. Durham: Duke University Press.

Hephaestus Books. (2011). Kpop, including: Shin Hye Sung, Sharp (korean band), Miss A, The Grace (band), J-walk (korean band), Lady (group), Kim Jeong Hoon, Girlfriends…Hoon, Ko Ji Yong, Jang Su Won, Super-Junior T

Leto, Jacquelyn. (2011).  A Look at K-pop boy bands, girl groups and the big three entertainment labels. Websters’ digital services.

Leto, Jacquelyn. (2011). Asian Invasion! The Korean wave of popular culture washes upon many shores: Kpop. Webster’s Digital Services.

Kim, Chang Nam. (2012). K-POP: Roots and blossoming of Korean popular music. Elizabeth: Hollym International Corp.

Lent, John A. & Lorna Fitzsimmons. (2012). Asian popular culture: New, hybrid, and alternate media. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Fitzsimmons, Lorna & John A. Lent. (2013). Popular culture in Asia: Memory, city, celebrity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kim, Youna. (2013). The Korean wave: Korean media go global. London: Routledge.

Otmazgin, Nissim & Eyal Ben-Ari. (2013). Popular culture co-productions and collaborations in East and Southeast Asia. Singapore: NUS Press.

Kyung, Hyun Kim & Youngmin Choe. (2014). The Korean popular culture reader. Duke: Duke University Press.

Russell, Mark James. (2014). K-POP Now!  The Korean music revolution. Tuttle Publishing.

Hong, Euny. (2014).  The birth of Korean cool: How one nation is conquering the world through pop culture. New York: Picador.

Happy Reading!

KDK/Nunee (M.S.L.S.)
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