Roald Maliangkay, BA, MA (Leiden), PhD SOAS (London)
Senior Lecturer, School of Culture, History & Language
Having finished his PhD on the preservation of folksongs in South Korea (SOAS, London), Maliangkay has expanded the scope of his research to include both folk and popular culture, with a particular focus on consumption and entertainment. He remains intrigued by the mechanics of cultural policy and the challenges of studying the dynamics of major cultural phenomena. In his publications he analyses Korean cultural industries, consumerism, and cultural policy from the early twentieth century to the present.
South Korea's cultural industries and cultural policy, K-pop, pop culture, folklore, cinema, consumer culture, advertising.
- 'A Tradition of Adaptation: Preserving the Ritual for Paebaengi', in Keith Howard (ed.), Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012), 141-159.
- `The Power of Representation: Korean Movie Narrators and Authority', Journal of Korean Studies 16:2 (2011) - Unsettling the National in Korean Cinema, 213-230.
- `Koreans Performing for Foreign Troops: The Occidentalism of the C.M.C. and K.P.K.', East Asian History 37 (2011): 59-72.
- Noise, Dirt and Naughtiness: Cinema and the Working Class During Korea's Silent Film Era, Asian Ethnology 70:1 (2011): 1-32
- 'The Effeminacy of Male Beauty in Korea', IIAS Newsletter 55 (2010): 6-7.
- 'Keep Your Enemies Closer: Protecting Korea's Pop Culture in China', Korean Histories 2:1 (2010): 34-44.
- 'New Symbolism and Retail Therapy: Advertising Novelties in Korea's Colonial Period', East Asian History 36 (2010): 45-70.
- 'Staging Korean Traditional Performing Arts Abroad: Important Intangible Intercultural Performance Issues', Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 7:2 (2008), 49-68.
- 'Their Masters' Voice: Korean Traditional Music SPs (Standard Play Records) under Japanese Colonial Rule', The World of Music 49:3 (2007) – Music and Politics on the Korean Peninsula, 53-74.
- 'Them Pig Feet: Anti-Japanese Folksongs in Korea', in Remco Breuker (ed.), Korea in the Middle: Positioning Korea (Leiden: CNWS Publications, 2007), 157-185.
- 'Supporting Our Boys: American Military Entertainment and Korean Pop Music in the 1950s and early 1960s', in Keith Howard (ed.), Korean Pop Music: Riding the Korean Wave (Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental, 2006), 21-33.
- 'Pop for Progress: South Korea's Propaganda Songs', in Keith Howard (ed.), Korean Pop Music: Riding the Korean Wave (Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental, 2006), 48-61.
- 'The Revival of Folksongs in South Korea: The Case of Tondollari, Asian Folklore Studies 61 (April 2003), 223-245.
Program Director, Master's in Contemporary Asian Studies (University of Amsterdam, 2005); Branch Head, International Institute of Asian Studies (University of Leiden, 2005); Program Coordinator, SEPHIS, International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam, 2004-05).