Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Korean popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Korea, first presenting a general description of the history and background of popular music in Korea, followed by essays, written by leading scholars of Korean music, that are organized into thematic sections: History, Institution, Ideology; Genres and Styles; Artists; and Issues.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Road to Popular Music: Regulation, Resistance, and Negotiations
HYUNJOON SHIN & SEUNG-AH LEE
Part I. Histories
1 The Stage Show and the Dance Floor: A History of "Live Music" in Korea
2 Assembling Pop Records in Twentieth Century Korea: A Double is Twice as Good as a Single
3 Broadcasting Media and Popular Music: Institution, Technologies, and Power
4 Emerging Social Distribution: The Case of K-pop Circulation in the Global Pop Market
Part II. Genres
5 Trot and Ballad: Popular Genres of Korean Pop
6 Korean Rock’s Journey from Group Sound to Indie Rock
PIL HO KIM
7 Modern Folksong and People’s Song (Minjung Kayo)
8 Korean Black Music and its Culture: Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop
Part III. Artists
9 Kim Hae-song, An Incomplete Dream of Korean Jazz
10 Shin Joong Hyun’s Rock Sonority and Korean Pentatonicism in "Miin"
11 Kim Min-ki and the Making of a Legend
12 Seo Taiji Syndrome: Rise of Korean Youth and Cultural Transformation through Global Pop Music Styles in the early 1990s
Part IV. Issues
13 Korean Pop Music and Korean Identities: A Political-Cultural History of Korean Pop Music and Its Use of Traditional Korean Musical Elements
14 Who’s Afraid of Korean Idols?: Five Keywords for Understanding Korean Idol Pop
15 Controlling or Supporting?: A History of Cultural Policies on Popular Music
16 The Voice of Popular Korea: Styles, Genres and Contexts
17 Asia and Beyond: Circulation and Reception of Korean Popular Music outside of Korea
SUNHEE KOO & SANG-YEON LOISE SUNG
"We tried to catch up, now we should evolve": A Conversation with Shin Hae-chul
HYUNJOON SHIN & CH’OE CHI-SŎN
Hyunjoon Shin is a research professor in the Institute for East Asian Studies (IEAS) at Sungkonghoe University, Seoul.
Seung-Ah Lee is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she teaches Korean Studies.
"A fine addition to the highly recommended series Global Popular Music (edited by Franco Fabbri and Goffredo Plastino), this volume on popular music in Korea (short for South Korea) is as comprehensive as such a book can be. ... [T]his book provides an expansive overview, written by an expert team of researchers." —Popular Music and Society