''K-pop : Roots and Blossoming of Korean Popular Music"

Korean popular music, which was born under Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945), has shifted and progressed in the currents of social transformations: Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonialism on August 15, 1945, the Korean War (1950-1953) and national division, industrialization and development under dictatorship, democratiza-tion, and globalization. In this sense, understanding the history of Korean pop music means figuring out just how Korean society has been transfigured.

Time: Tuesday, May 28, 15-17

Place: Stockholm University, Kräftriket 4B, Aulan (Auditorium)
Location: 0.8 km south of T-bana Universitetet, /Frescati; ’Albano’ by hus 40, 70 or 670

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