Caring for K-pop: ANU scholar recognised for research on Korean pop music

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.

Engage Asia Pacific Prizes

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 prize

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.


Book lifts the lid on ASIO’s ‘Secret Cold War’

New book will give an insider's account of ASIO during latest stages of cold war.

Meet Corey Hammond, Garrurru Trainee

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.

Diplomatic assets need boosting

Australia's foreign policy challenges in a changing world.

New Dean for ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

ANU has appointed Professor Michael Wesley as the new Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Professor Wesley, one of Australia's most respected academics in strategic policy and international affairs, is currently Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU.

He will replace Professor Veronica Taylor, who will return to the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).

"Professor Wesley's career has spanned academia and government," said ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC.

The geopolitical rationale for climate action

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou this month, the US and China jointly announced that they will ratify the Paris Climate Change Accord agreed to in 2015.

Black markets in breast milk

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’.



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