EASC/IKS Event: Pil Ho Kim and Wonseok Lee, "Popular Music and Social Activism Between South Korea and the US: From Civil Rights Protest Songs to K-Pop and Black Lives Matter"

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October 14, 2020
5:00PM - 6:30PM
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Online (Registration Required)

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Add to Calendar 2020-10-14 17:00:00 2020-10-14 18:30:00 EASC/IKS Event: Pil Ho Kim and Wonseok Lee, "Popular Music and Social Activism Between South Korea and the US: From Civil Rights Protest Songs to K-Pop and Black Lives Matter" This event will comprise two short presentations and a panel discussion. In Part One, Dr. Pil Ho Kim (assistant professor, DEALL) will offer a historical overview of the relationship between Korean popular music and the United States, focusing in particular on the role that American civil rights anthems and modern folk songs played in the development of the protest song movement against the military dictatorship in South Korea. Then Wonseok Lee (Ph.D. student, School of Music) will bring the story to the present by discussing how K-Pop’s explosive global fandom has allowed its leaders to champion various social causes, including recent anti-racist activism in the U.S. Finally in Part Three, a group of undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio State join the conversation to share their first-hand experiences with respect to K-Pop and social activism in the contemporary moment.  Online (Registration Required) East Asian Studies Center easc@osu.edu America/New_York public
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This event will comprise two short presentations and a panel discussion. In Part One, Dr. Pil Ho Kim (assistant professor, DEALL) will offer a historical overview of the relationship between Korean popular music and the United States, focusing in particular on the role that American civil rights anthems and modern folk songs played in the development of the protest song movement against the military dictatorship in South Korea. Then Wonseok Lee (Ph.D. student, School of Music) will bring the story to the present by discussing how K-Pop’s explosive global fandom has allowed its leaders to champion various social causes, including recent anti-racist activism in the U.S. Finally in Part Three, a group of undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio State join the conversation to share their first-hand experiences with respect to K-Pop and social activism in the contemporary moment. 

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Ohio State is taking a fresh look at the Black Lives Matter movement and how it relates to every facet of knowledge we engage in across all disciplines and from multiple cultural perspectives. The Office of International Affairs, in partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and curated by the area studies centers, presents a series of events dedicated to exploring the links between the Black Lives Matter movement and the diverse communities around the globe. These events are intended to showcase different perspectives about the American racial struggle; to remind us of the interconnectedness of the contemporary world; and to spark reflection about the consequences of the tragic reality that some communities are treated as though they matter less than others.

For a full list of events in this series, please visit: https://easc.osu.edu/news/diversity_speaker_series

Free and Open to the Public

If you require an accommodation, such as live captioning, to participate in this event, please contact Stephanie Metzger at metzger.235@osu.edu or 614-247-4725. Requests made at least two weeks in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. 

This event is sponsored by The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of International Affairs, and the area studies centers. The East Asian Studies Center and IKS Lecture Series are supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.