Source:New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, Volume 40, United States, p.xii, 181 pages : illustrations ; (2015)
Keywords:History and criticism., Korea (South), Popular music
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: why fandom matters to the international rise of K-pop / JungBong Choi and Roald Maliangkay -- Same look through different eyes : Korea's history of uniform pop music acts / Roald Maliangkay -- "Into the new world" : Girls' Generation from the local to the global / Stephen Epstein -- The political economy of idols : South Korea's neoliberal restructuring and its impact on the entertainment lsbour force / Inkyu Kang -- Despite not being Johnny's : the cultural impact of TVXQ in the Japanese music industry / Ju Oak Kim -- SBS PopAsia : non-stop K-pop in Australia / Liz Giuffre and Sarah Keith -- Loyalty transmission and cultural enlisting of K-pop in Latin America / JungBong Choi -- Hallyu and the K-pop boom in Japan : patterns of consumption and reactionary responses / Eun-Young Jung -- The dynamics of K-pop spectatorship : the Tablo witch-hunt and the double-edged sword of enjoyment / Haerin Shin -- "We keep it local" -- Malaysianising "Gangnam style" : a question of place and identity / Gaik Cheng Khoo -- A sound wave of effeminacy : K-pop and the male beauty ideal in China / Roald Maliangkay and Geng Song.K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as ""South Korea's greatest export"", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in K-pop's ascendancy, and explores how they relate to post-colonial modernisation, post-Cold War politics in East Asia, connections with the Korean diaspora, and the state-initiated campaign to accumulate soft power. As it is particularly concerned w.