/pɒp/ - is the phonetic representation of the word “pop”. It’s also a shortened form for popular, as in pop culture… culture that shifts and transforms over time. Many global cultural trends like manga and K-pop originated in Asia and there are more to come.
The UChicago Yuen Campus /pɒp/Asia series will take on topics that originate, revolve around and affect Asia and Asians, particularly the youth in the Asia-Pacific Region.
From music and anime to tattoos and crypto, we’ll explore the cultural goings-on in deep corners around the region and how they are influencing the rest of the world.
Learn more out about what’s going on and the cultural impact these trends are having before they go mainstream globally.
|May 26, 2022||Contemporary Sounds of Southern China|
|November 3, 2022||Evolution and Influence of Rap Music in Taiwan|
|June 28, 2023||When the World Went South: Contemporary Art Practice in the Global South and the Making of Our Times|
|September 21, 2023||Chinese Literature Reinvented – Resurgence and Relevance to Pop Culture|
|Episode 1 - September 2, 2021||Introduction to Game Studies in the Twenty-First Century|
|Episode 2 - September 9, 2021||The Clash Between US and Asia Comparative Approaches in Video Games|
|Episode 3 - September 16, 2021||Video Game Genres Across Asia|
|Episode 1 – April 29, 2021||NFT · USD$69 Million · Art · WHAT?!|
|Episode 2 – May 6, 2021||NFT · The Brave New World of Art and Market Dynamics|
|Episode 3 – May 13, 2021||NFT · The Creator’s Point of View|