Korea: From P’ansori to K-Pop

What is samul nori? (with instruments and sound samples)BRIEF READINGKorean traditional music and “the burning of the heart” with discussion of rhythm & breath

BRIEF READINGThe concept of pitch in Korean music

BRIEF READING:  Photos and short explanations of some key Korean traditional instruments  Wikipedia page on the same

READING:  What is samul nori? (with instruments and sound samples)

READING:  What is Pansori?

OPTIONAL READING: The Korean Singer of Tales

BRIEF READING:  Wikipedia page on Seopyeonjethe most popular domestic Korean movie ever (up to that point) after it came out in 1993.

VIEWING:  The movie Seopyeonje in full. The duration is nearly 2 hours. Try to make it through the first hour and two minutes on your own. We’ll watch excerpts from and discuss the remainder of the film in class. Note: You will likely need to turn on the Closed Captioning.

READING:  Hong, Euny. 2014. The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture.

READING:  Lie, John. 2014. K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea

LINK: The 25 best Kpop videos of 2015 (beyondhallyu.com)


READING: What is hallyu aka Korean Wave (20 year anniversary)

What is Han? — one explanation / another explanation / Psychology Today on “K-rage”other uniquely Korean emotional expressions / The concept of heung/jeong (affection, attachment) / Han vs. Heung“Han is out; you got Heung!? (includes anti-Kpop rant)