About Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group

Welcome to the weblog of the Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group. The IAPMS Group was formed in August 2007 by scholars around Asia who are working on the issues of the popular music in/around Asia. Now members are from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the Phillipines and beyond.

Our members are involved in two intellectual communities (among others). One is the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACSS), a “regional” society for cultural studies. The other is the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), the “global” association for popular music studies. Many group members are actively participating in these two organizations. As a research group representing “popular music” and “Asia” in each community, IAPMS Group is actively seeking its role within both communities, although it is not formally a subordinate part to any of these organizations.

We invite scholars, students as well as writers and activists who are working in the area of popular music in/around Asia.

To join Inter-Asia Pop, please contact asianpopstudies@gmail.com.

Anyone can read the blog posts and leave comments while this is a “team blog” for only members to write posts.

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