About Roald Maliangkaij

Roald Maliangkaij is an associate professor at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, and Director of the Korea Institute.

Korea

K-pop syncs to the politics of protest

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K-pop is evolving, writes Roald Maliangkaij—but you wouldn’t know if you listened The term K-pop is one of the latest additions to the lexicon of global fads. Since the late 1990s, when Korean pop acts began to sell out stadiums across Northeast Asia, it has become a label for perfectly synced and well-behaved, fast R&B-based […]