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The Australian National University

Associate Professor Roald H. Maliangkaij

BA/MA (Leiden), PhD (SOAS)
Director, Korea Institute. Deputy Director HDR for CHL
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Consumption And Everyday Life 200203
  • Musicology And Ethnomusicology 190409
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104

Biography

Fascinated by the mechanics of cultural policy and the convergence of major cultural phenomena, Maliangkay analyses cultural industries, performance and consumption in Korea from the early twentieth century to the present.

Career highlights 

Head, CHL Dept of East Asian Studies (2016–2017); KSAA board member (2012-2017); 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, Time Out (1995-2000).

Editorial boards

Korea Journal (since March 2017); 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) (Jan 2010–Dec 2016); Korean Histories (Leiden) (June 2009-Dec 2016); Asian Ethnology (Nagoya) (Jan 2008-Dec 2016).

Research awards

  • 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).

Teaching awards/nominations

  • Nominated for College Teaching Award for Excellence in Supervision in 2017.
  • Nominated for “Wattle Oscar” for Modern Korean 2 (2014).
  • ANU Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012).
  • “Wattle Oscar” for the online learning environment for Modern Korean 1 (2011).
  • Nominated for College Teaching Award across 6 categories, including Excellence in Supervision in 2011.
  • Nominated for College Teaching Award across 2 categories in 2010.

Researcher's projects

  • Performing Citizenship: 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.
  • Accelerating Movements: The Introduction of Modern Time Management in Japanese Colonies. This project investigates the Japanese government's efforts to promote modern timekeeping regiments in its former colonies Korea, Taiwan, and Manchuria. Like other colonial powers, the Japanese regarded colonial subjects as being behind the times and lazy. The Western calendar and associated time-keeping standards represented modernity; by promising cultural progress and increased productivity, their introduction helped justify annexation and became a priority for businesses that relied on effective time management. How did the Japanese government promote the notion of punctuality in Korea and its other colonies, and how did it affect the colonial experience?

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.

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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