[IIAS workshop] East Asian Popular Music: Small Sounds from Big Places?

by homey81


East Asian Popular Music: Small Sounds from Big Places?

26 november 2008
14:00 – 17:30 hrs

Convenor: Prof. Hyunjoon Shin, (European Chair of Korean Studies, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden)

This workshop deals with cultural shifts from the angle of popular music. Four scholars will present papers on East Asian popular music and popular music in East Asia.

They will address questions like: How is local/national identity constructed (or deconstructed) in East Asia through popular music? Do the border-crossing practices of the music industry create “regional” subjectivity and/or identity? How does popular music integrate different parts of local places in East Asia? Where and in what form has East Asian popular music been present outside the region?

Preliminary programme

14:00 – 14:10
Opening Remarks by Bart Barendregt (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

14:10 – 14:50
Hyunjoon Shin (International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands)
SEOUL A GO-GO: Group Sound in the 1970s and Collective Memory

Discussant: Remco Breuker (Leiden University)

14:50 – 15:30
Michael Fuhr (Heidelberg University, Germany)
Globalizing K(yopo)-Rock? Music, aesthetics and Korean migrant ritual in Germany

Birgit Abels (International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands / Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

15:30 – 15:50
Coffee break

15:50 – 16:30
Yoshitaka Mouri (Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan)
Sound and the City: A Variety of Town-Sounds in Tokyo

Eve Leung (The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)

16:30 – 17:10
Jeroen Groenewegen (Leiden University, the Netherlands)
Humour and Parody in Chinese Popular and Rock Music

Yiu Fai Chow (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

17:10 – 17:30
General discussion and conclusion


Venue: KITLV, Room 138 (Conference Room), Reuvenplaats 2, 2311 BE, Leiden

Information and registration
Martina van den Haak
071 5273317














Wed, 26/11/2008 – 14:00

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