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Forthcoming Korean Culture & Society Books

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Forthcoming Books

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  1. K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and...

    To Be Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Football in Asia

    History, Culture and Business

    Edited by Younghan Cho

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book is the first comprehensive study on history, culture, and business of football in Asia. Football has been a symbol of the modern invention, a catalyst of local, national and regional identities, all time favourite among kids and youths, and even a harbinger for cultural globalization and...

    To Be Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Trafficking Women in Korea

    By Sallie Yea

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the...

    To Be Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    North Korea may be an extreme case where a modern state puts concerted efforts for the cult of its leaders and their family. Thus far, the sovereign family cult has succeeded in indoctrinating most societal members to be obedient to the leaders; moreover, the cult has also made it possible such...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Changing Face of Korean Cinema

    Planet Hallyuwood

    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This book examines the ways in which South Korean cinema has undergone a transformation from an antiquated local industry in the 1960s into a thriving international cinema in the 21st century. Yecies and Shim propose the notion of a 'cinema of perseverance', paying attention to the...

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The History and Development of Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Uno Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asian’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

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