“What is the K in K-pop?” Discussion by John Lie at UCSD

“The Culture Industry, Soft Power, and Cultural Transformation in South Korea”

School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UCSD

Friday, November 2, 2012 12:30pm-2:00pm

As part of the Korean wave, K-pop has been sweeping Asia and most recently even America and the whole world. With PSY’s record hit of his music video, Gangnam Style, and his “horse dancing”, there is a growing interest in the K-pop among Americans. Professor John Lie will give an interesting and insightful discussion of culture industry, soft power and cultural transformation in South Korea, which are represented by K-pop.

John Lie (pronounced “Lee”) was born in South Korea and grew up in Hawaii. He received A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. from Harvard University. Currently he is C.K. Cho Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

If you are interested in attending this discussion, RSVP at http://kpop.eventbrite.com/!