Feb. 26, 2020 K-Pop Culture and Korean Diaspora

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The Center for Korean Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Presents:


K-Pop Culture and Korean Diaspora -- A Critical Studies on K-pop culture and Korean diaspora in Chile, Brazil, and the U.S.

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 2 - 4 Pm

The Center for Korean Studies Auditorium


Moderator - R. Anderson Sutton - Dean, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, UH at Mānoa




"K-Pop Fandom Culture in Latin America" - Dr. Wonjung Min (Prof., Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) will map out how fans of K-pop in Latin America, with a focus on Chile, share an imaginary bond created by an unfamiliar culture and develop imaginary cultural intimacy.


"Samukera: A Korean-Brazilian Rapper" - Dr. Paul Michael Sneed (Prof., Seoul National University) will talk about a São Paulo's rapper Samukera using hip hop to represent the immigrant experience in Brazil.


"K-Pop and Asian America: How Asian America Has Affected K-Pop and How K-Pop Affected Asian America" - Dr. Jayson Chun (Prof., University of Hawaiʻi - West Oahu) will examine the historical influences of Asian America on K-pop, and also how in return K-pop has influenced Asian-American fans in the United States.


The Center for Korean Studies events are free and open to the public. For further information, telephone the CKS at 808-956-7041. This conference is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies. (AKS-2015-OLU-2250005) The University of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.