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Selected publications

  • Booklist: Hallyu (39 titles)
    • LKL’s list of ten Squid Game superlatives

      Well, I guess everyone who’s going to watch it has watched it already, but nevertheless I’ve tried to avoid any major spoilers in the below. Here’s the list of things that struck me most about the hit series. Most enjoyable reveal Runner up was the identity of the multi-gazillionaire who set up the game, But the … [Read More]

      8th World Hallyu Congress, at Kellogg College Oxford

      The agenda for the 8th World Hallyu Congress hosted at Kellogg College in Oxford – but held online via Zoom – has been announced, with panel sessions on Coronavirus and Pop Culture, Netflix, Broadway and the Pandemic, Inter-Asia Cultural Exchanges and Melancholia in Pop Culture. One session, Cosmetic Surgery before and after Covid-19, will be … [Read More]

      Hallyu Con 2021

      Hallyu Con returns to London for its second edition. There are opportunities for you to participate and share your passion in several ways. Follow the links below to find out more. Hallyu Con will be streamed from 2pm UK time on 4 September 2021 Watch on the KCCUK’s YouTube Channel or the dedicated Hallyu Con … [Read More]

      New Opportunity in K-POP (feat. KAACHI case study)

      An interesting session on how K-pop is finding roots in the UK: New Opportunity in K-POP (feat. KAACHI case study) Saturday 13 March 2021 12:00 GMT Register via EventBrite: weblink will be sent on registration. How K-pop became a global phenomenon With Hallyu, the Korean wave, K-pop has been growing in prominence to become a … [Read More]

      A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

      It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have … [Read More]

      Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

      Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, … [Read More]

      KJOU: the new UK hallyu mag

      Over on the KCC Facebook page they recently posted about a new hallyu magazine: KJOU. I visited the magazine’s website today and ordered myself a copy of their first issue. If you’re interested, there are a few copies left, but as the second issue is imminent don’t hesitate because they’ll be gone soon. Of course, … [Read More]

      Wolfson College workshop: Korea’s Strategy – Economic Success, Popular Culture, and Global Art CANCELLED

      Another Covid-19 casualty. This conference is postponed and will hopefully be reconvened at a later date. Wolfson College Oxford is hosting an afternoon workshop on topical themes related to South Korea. Korea’s Strategy: Economic Success, Popular Culture, and Global Art Friday 20 March 2020, 1pm – 4pm Wolfson Auditorium | Wolfson College | Linton Road … [Read More]

      Korea beyond the headlines: the 2020 LSESU Korea Future Forum

      Claire Evans, a member of the LSE Student Union’s Korea Future Association, introduces this Saturday’s conference. The LSE Student Union’s Korea Future Association takes pride in being the largest student-run organisation in the world dedicated to discussion of Korean peninsula issues. Its annual conference, the Korea Future Forum, brings together leading experts from around the … [Read More]