K-Pop: History, Culture, Politics

EAST 0550 S01 [CRN: 26297]

This is a class for those who want to use popular music as a tool to more deeply understand contemporary Korea. We will address Korean popular music from the turn of the twentieth century to the latest K-pop hits, while noting the ways that the changing musical tastes of Korean people are linked to historical shifts on the Korean peninsula as well as music and performance related trends that influenced Korea from abroad. Class will use abundant music and video clips, incorporate discussions based on readings, and require student analysis that connects popular music to its context.
Spring 2018
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14:00 - 14:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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