Introduction

A Short History of Afro-Korean Music and Identity

Authors

  • Kyung Hyun Kim University of California
  • CedarBough T. Saeji Indiana University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jwpm.42669

Keywords:

Editorial

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Author Biographies

Kyung Hyun Kim, University of California

Kyung Hyun Kim currently serves as a professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and Visual Studies, UC Irvine. He is a novelist, a scholar and a film producer. Prof. Kim is author of The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema (2004), Virtual Hallyu: Korean Cinema of the Global Era (2011), Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the 21st Century (2021), all published by Duke University Press, and a Korean-language novel entitled In Search of Lost G (Ireo beorin G-rul chajaso, 2014).

CedarBough T. Saeji, Indiana University

CedarBough T. Saeji, currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University, is a scholar of Korean performance who approaches issues from gender to cultural policy through examining everything from traditional mask dance dramas to the latest K-pop hits.

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Published

2021-02-15

How to Cite

Kim, K. H., & Saeji, C. T. (2021). Introduction: A Short History of Afro-Korean Music and Identity. Journal of World Popular Music, 7(2), 115–124. https://doi.org/10.1558/jwpm.42669