Here’s another book about Korean pop music. It is a sixth volume from the series Contemporary Korean Arts. It is a very interesting lecture for every KPop fan who want to know more about the origins of his/her favourite music genre.
The book aims to explain how this music began and evolved and how it landed in hearts of many people in the world. It’s mainly targeted to international audiences.
The book is divided into two sections. The first one covers all the important events from the early 1920s to 1990s. It tells the history that is a foundations of the current music style. The second section covers the years from 1990s onwards and helps to understand what kind of music KPop have became. It is about the Kpop we all know about.
The author is the professor of Department of Media and Communications at the Sungkonghoe University so you can be sure all the information in this book are categorized and detailed. He got his BA, MA and Ph.D. in Communication at the Seoul National University. He was himself a member of a band in the 1980s.
The book has 160 pages and is published by Hollym International Corporation. It costs only $17.55.