REVISED Last Fans Standing: Veteran Fans of K-pop

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD Associate Professor of English, Longwood University One of the things that happens when conducting qualitative surveys is that they can raise more questions than they answer. This is what happened with the preliminary data from Last Fans Standing: Longtime and Adult Fans of Korean Popular Music (K-pop). Response rates were unusually low,…

Not Just Pretty Faces: K-pop Idols and Quiet Storm Masculinity

KPK Director Crystal S. Anderson writes about a different kind of masculinity in K-pop “However, members of 2PM are more than pretty faces and fit bodies. Like many K-pop idol groups, 2PM is heavily influenced by R&B. While the group has its share of uptempo tracks, it is are also known for ballads informed by R&B…

2PM: They’re Your Men

2PM debuted in 2008 under JYP Entertainment. Other groups debuting that year included sister group 2AM, and Davichi, SHINee, and U-KISS. A sub-group of One Day (made up of 2AM and 2PM), 2PM debuted with seven members: Park Jae Beom (Jaebeom), Kim Jun Su (Junsu), Nichkhun Horvejkul (Nichkhun), Ok Taec Yeon (Taecyeon), Jang Woo Young…

KPK 2.0: The Next Generation of K-pop Profiles

As you know, KPK is dedicated to collecting information about Hallyu-era K-pop. To that end, we are in the process of creating enhanced profiles of Kpop artists and groups, with even more information! KPOPIANA is a collaborative digital humanities project that aims to collect and organize information about Korean popular music of the Hallyu era (1992-present)….

CONFERENCE ABSTRACT: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop @ Association of Asian American Studies

A Far East Movement: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop Dr. Crystal S. Anderson Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC April 11-14, 2012 ABSTRACT With the global spread of Hallyu (global Korean cultural movement expressed through music, television dramas and film), many have focused on the reception of Korean culture by other countries. …

IVY

Click to jump to a section: BASICS FANFACTS VIDEOS DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES BASICS  Name  Park Eun Hye (IVY)  Debut  2005  Status  Active  Label Fantom Entertainment (2005 – 2009) De Chocolate E &TF  Fan Name  Origin of Fan Name  Official Website  Related Websites Click to Return to Top FAN FACTS Official Fan Color: …

JOO

Click to jump to a section: BASICS FANFACTS VIDEOS DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES BASICS  Name  Jeong Min Joo (JOO)  Debut  2008  Status  Active  Label  JYP Entertainment  Fan Name  None  Origin of Fan Name  N/A  Official Website http://www.jype.com/#/joo/Profile.aspx  Related Websites Click to Return to Top FAN FACTS Official Fan Color:  Awards Television Appearances Concert…

JYP (Jin Young Park)

Click to jump to a section: BASICS FANFACTS VIDEOS DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES BASICS  Name Park Jin-Young (Jin Young Park, JYP)  Debut  1994  Status  Active  Label  As Is (?) 1994- 1997(?) Tae-Hong Planning Corporation (1997-2001) JYP Entertainment (2001-)  Fan Name None  Origin of Fan Name  N/A  Official Website http://www.jype.com/  Related Websites Click to…

Super Junior Plays Rivendell: On Suspicious News Reporting in Kpop

By Crystal S. Anderson, PhD and Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. RIVENDELL (AHMN) — E.L.F.s have started to gather for Super Junior’s Super Show 4, to be held in the biggest tree in the elven city.  Armed with their sapphire blue lightsticks, legions of fans look forward to cheering on the group at the history-making show….

8Eight

Click to jump to a section: BASICS FANFACTS VIDEOS DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES BASICS  Name   8Eight  Meaning of Name   If turned sideways, 8 is “infinity”  Members Lee Hyun – Leader Baek Chan Joo Hee  Debut   August  25, 2007  Status  Active  Label   Big Hit Entertainment; United Asia Management  Fan Name  Origin…