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The Australian National University

Dr Roald H. Maliangkaij

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Musicology And Ethnomusicology 190409
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology 160104
  • Asian History 210302
  • Asian Cultural Studies 200202
  • Consumption And Everyday Life 200203

Research interests

South Korea's cultural industries and cultural policy, music, folklore, popular entertainment, fashion, and marketing.


Since finishing his PhD on the preservation of folksongs in South Korea, Maliangkay has expanded the scope of his research to include popular culture. Fascinated by the mechanics of cultural policy and the challenges of studying the dynamics of major cultural phenomena, he analyses Korea's cultural industries and cultural policy from the early twentieth century to the present.

Career highlights

Head, Dept. of Korean Studies (ANU, 2013-14); 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). Time Out food critic 1995-2000.


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