In 2014 a music video for South Korean singer Psy's Gangnam Style surpassed YouTube's view limit, forcing the site to upgrade its system.
In 2015 K-pop superstar Rain was used in a Queensland tourism marketing campaign with the hope of enticing Korean travellers.
And yet when Dr Roald Maliangkay, Director of the ANU Korea Institute, first started researching Korean pop music or K-pop in the late 1990s, he was operating on a “lonely island”. It was a niche field of study both in Korea and the West.
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is committed to recognising and rewarding Asia Pacific Languages and Global Studies students. The Engage Asia Pacific Prizes are designed to inspire students to pursue their interest in Asia and the Pacific through continued study of the region.
The College will award up to 10 x $200 Co-op Bookshop vouchers to students within the ACT. Eligible schools and colleges are invited to nominate 1-2 students in year 11 or year 12 who meet the criteria.
Meet Corey, Garrurru Human Resources trainee at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
Corey has Yamatji and Noongar heritage. He is undertaking a two-year traineeship that allows hands-on experience and time off for study.
While Corey has a deep passion for horticulture and the outdoors, he was inspired to join the Human Resources (HR) team because of his combined passion for helping others and promoting cultural services.
RegNet scholar Julie Smith has been interviewed on SBS’s The Feed on her research which looks into the emerging market for breast milk. The program looks at the obstacles to sharing breast milk in Australia and in the interview Julie discusses the value of breast milk in Australia and argues that by putting a value on breast milk, ‘public policy would be better oriented to help mothers breast feed’.