HKOA00731U Popular Culture in North and South Korea, Hallyu and East Asian Cultural flows
Indology, Japanese Studies, China Studies, Korean Studies, Southeast Asian Studies and Tibetology og
Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Korean studies The 2007 Curriculum
This course critically examines the recent increasing popularity of Korean popular culture in East Asia and beyond. The focus is on South Korean popular music, gaming culture and TV dramas. However, we will also be considering North and South Korean comics and cinema. The course also situates the recent Hallyu (Korean Wave) phenomenon within the history of cultural flows in East Asia and we examine the processes that have contributed to the increased consumption of Korean cultural product inside and outside the Korean peninsula. One primary focus will be the state centered promotion policies that are tied up with notions of cultural nationalism. The lessons will be based on the home reading of relevant academic materials and classroom discussions, presentations, mini-lectures and screenings. The classes will be held in English and this course is suitable for students taking the class as an elective.
Korean Content Course 1 (HKOB00671E)
Korean Content Course 2 (HKOB00731E)
Korean Content Course 3 (HKOB00761E)
Korean Content Course A (HKOB10041E)
Korean Content Course B (HKOB10071E)
Suggested pre-course reading: Youna Kim, The Korean Wave: Korean Media Go Global, Routledge: 2013 OR Kyung Hyun Kim & Youngmin Choe, The Korean Popular Culture Reader, Duke University Press: 2014.
For non-Korean Studies students, there are NO pre-course formal requirements.
- 15 ECTS
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Curriculum in Danish: http://hum.ku.dk/uddannelser/aktuelle_studieordninger/koreastudier/