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2020/07/06 | The Conversation

Rethinking K-pop Industry’s Silence During the Black Lives Matter Movement

The K-pop industry has generally tried to stay apolitical, but its expanding American fan base has encouraged some K-pop stars to express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

2019/12/06 | Deutsche Welle

K-pop's Dark and Tragic Underbelly

Stars of the South Korean music genre have massive fan followings around the world. But K-pop's industry pressures and social media take a heavy toll on its so-called idols, as a series of recent deaths reveals.

2019/07/17 | Olivia Han

Will We See More Taiwanese Faces in K-Pop?

What's more attractive to young Taiwanese music talents - South Korea or Taiwan?

2018/06/08 | The Conversation

K-Pop, BTS and Breaking America

The Korean boy band BTS is the advance guard of what could well be a K-pop invasion of the West.

2017/09/05 | Marcella Ho

If South Korea's Pop Culture Can Make It, What About Hong Kong?

If Hong Kong’s popular culture was once a sharp sword, does its society have any interest in sharpening the rusty weapon?

2017/08/16 | Marcella Ho

MAMA and Hong Kong's Role in Spreading South Korea's Popular Culture

To the surprise of many, Hong Kong also has an unique and critical role in spreading South Korean popular culture.

2016/01/14 | Shih Yuan

Taiwanese K-pop Star Accused of Being Pro-Independent and Banned from Performing in China

South Korean media think that the controversy regarding the R.O.C. flag is sensitive between Taiwan and China. Maeil Business News Korea says, China, opposing Taiwan regarding politics, is more sensitive to Chou’s controversy because Taiwan’s presidential election is coming up. It is reported that JYP might face severe loss because China is the biggest market of K-pop.