Associate Professor Roald H. Maliangkaij
Areas of expertise
- Consumption And Everyday Life 200203
- Musicology And Ethnomusicology 190409
- Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
Popular culture and the history of Korean entertainment, including music, folklore, and consumerism.
Since obtaining his PhD in musicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, he has expanded the scope of his research to include popular entertainment. Fascinated by the mechanics of cultural policy and the convergence of major cultural phenomena, he analyses Korea's cultural industries and consumption from the early twentieth century to the present. While always foregrounding the perspective of individuals, he publishes widely on broad developments in Korean folk and popular entertainment.
KSAA board member (2012-); Korean Studies Convenor (ANU, 2013-2015); 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, 2004-2005); Food critic for London's Time Out (1995-2000).
Korean Journal of Popular Music (since Oct 2015); Journal for Asian Musicology (since Sept 2015); Seoul Journal of Korean Studies (Seoul) (since Jan 2012); East Asian History (ANU) (since Jan 2010); Korean Histories (Leiden) (since June 2009); Asian Ethnology (Nagoya) (Jan 2008-Dec 2016).
- Korean Ministry of Education award for excellence in Korean studies — for his co-edited volume K-pop: The international rise of the Korean music industry (Dec 2016).
- ANU Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012).
- “Wattle Oscar” for the online learning environment for Modern Korean 1 (2011).
Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions (Honolulu: Hawai`i University Press, in press).
In preparation: "Racy Reconciliation: Memories of the Korean War, and the Kim Sisters." This study seeks to shed light on how the impact and expression of popular music in 1950s Korea affected the post-war experience of Koreans and Western servicemen, focusing, in particular, on the role of the Kim Sisters and their family.
PhD students (as Chair)
- Catherine Hallett — Music in Kamigata Rakugo.
- Koon Fung (Benny) Tong — Negotiating Old Age through Music: Understanding the Japanese Popular Music Genre ‘Enka’ as Ageing Discourse and Practice.