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John Lie


K-pop offers a history of South Korean popular music and charts the rise of K-pop as a distinct genre. In so doing, it probes not only the cultural transformation of South Korea but also the political-economic context of the music industry and the export-oriented innovation economy in South Korea.

Keywords: K-pop, popular music, popular culture, culture industry, South Korea, culture, innovation, Korean Wave

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520283114
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520283114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Lie, author
University of California, Berkeley

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