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The Development of K-Pop Without China
August 30, 2019

The Development of K-Pop Without China

By Layne Vandenberg
China is one of the world’s largest markets; but K-pop continues to be a global phenomenon without it.

K-Pop Phenomenon BTS Takes a Break
August 29, 2019

K-Pop Phenomenon BTS Takes a Break

By Layne Vandenberg
Who can replace the K-pop group that experienced six years of nonstop success?
What Puts the K in K-pop?
August 15, 2019

What Puts the K in K-pop?

By Jenna Gibson
Non-Korean singers raise questions about race and identity in Korean pop music.

South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals
March 14, 2019

South Korean Police Question 2 K-Pop Stars in Sex Scandals

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The #MeToo movement takes hold in South Korea's famed music industry.

BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power
March 01, 2019

BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power

By Wantanee Suntikul
People-to-people cultural diplomacy fuels the band’s burgeoning global fame and influence.

Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
December 07, 2018

Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US

By Layne Vandenberg
Kevin Shin trained to be a K-pop star. He’s now making hip hop hits in China.

K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
November 15, 2018

K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan

By Jenna Gibson
Amid a rising wave of tensions, Korean entertainment is once again getting caught in the crossfire.
South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
August 15, 2017

South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

By Aidan Foster-Carter
On Liberation Day, let’s take note of Seoul’s many successes.

Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
August 09, 2016

Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?

By Jin Kai
China may need to rationally rethink its approach to South Korea.

Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
August 03, 2016

Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?

By Jenna Gibson
Cultural exchanges have started to become restricted, but can China really give up its addiction to Hallyu?

K-Culture Diplomacy: From São Paulo to Tehran
May 10, 2016

K-Culture Diplomacy: From São Paulo to Tehran

By Anaïs Faure
Seoul rides the "Korean Wave" to promote its soft power far beyond East Asia.
K-Popaganda on the Korean Border
February 21, 2016

K-Popaganda on the Korean Border

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Which songs does South Korea choose to broadcast across the border?

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