만나서 반갑습니다: Let KPK Introduce You To…

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster Korean popular music includes many genres – Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock, Rhythm & Blues – even Ska and Bossa Nova. One of the reasons Kpop is so addictive and has continued its growth globally is because, despite language differences, the music seems so familiar to its listeners,…

It’s a K-pop Thing(Link)….

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster You’ve finally convinced a friend/co-worker/parent/spouse/transit-seat partner/random stranger that your favorite group is worth taking a closer look at, and *gasp* they’ve asked a K-pop Fan Gateway Question (while feigning nonchalance): “which one is [member]”? As a K-pop fan, you already know this game: such a question is…

“I don’t know what they’re saying!”: Resolved with Flitto

Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. University of South Carolina Lancaster OK, so you’re a Kpop fan who: 1. “Sings along” with Kpop songs (“sing along” = mostly hums, singing all of the English words and the occasional saranghae/su itge/mumcheo obso words or phrases that stand out… 2. Follows Kpop idols on social media even though you can…

#digitalhallyu: Mindomo X Hallyu

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Associate Professor of English, Longwood University At KPK, we receive frequent requests for information from people want to get up to speed on Hallyu quickly, but do not have much familiarity with Hallyu as a cultural movement. So, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and I used Mindomo, a web-based mind-mapping tool, to create…

KPK Presents at KPOPCON13!

KPK: Kpop Kollective will once again bring the knowledge at KPOPCON’13 February 16-17 at UC Berkeley! BEYOND THE BIAS: WHAT K-POP FANS REALLY THINK AND DO Crystal S. Anderson, Ph.D., KPK: Kpop Kollective Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S., KPK: Kpop Kollective Bianca Flowers, KPK: Kpop Kollective Do you troll the Internet for pictures of your bias?…

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…