Congratulations to CS alumnus Gyu Tag Lee. Lee's books The K-Pop Age and Globalization and Digitalization of Popular Music both published in South Korea.
The K-Pop Age (2016, Hanwul Publications) is about the history of K-Pop, one of the globally know popular music from South Korea. Since the late 1990s, a genre of Korean popular music began to gain popularity among East Asian audiences. That genre was named as ‘K-Pop’ by East Asian audiences and media, then since the late 2000s it has drawn attention even from outside East Asia such as North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. This book discusses about the very beginning of K-Pop, the background of its global success, and its expected future. The book is written in Korean.
Globalization and Digitalization of Popular Music (2016, Communication Books) is about the globalization and digitalization of popular music. Globalization and digitalization are the two most important changes that has shaped today’s popular music. This book describes several basic concepts of globalization and digitalization of popular music with detailed examples. The book is written in Korean.
Gyu Tag Lee is an assistant professor in George Mason University, Korea. He is also teaching courses about music industry and globalization of culture at Catholic University of Korea, and working as a guest researcher at Seoul National University Asia Center. In addition to his academic positions, Professor Lee is a committee member of Korean Music Awards, the most prestigious music awards in Korea. And he is a regular panel member on a radio show Viva Hallyu on one of the public radio stations (Gugak Broadcasting Foundation).
October 30, 2016