/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.

Date Topic
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
Date Topic
Episode 1 - July 29, 2021 K-pop 
Episode 2 - August 3, 2021 K-drama        
Episode 3 - October 25, 2021 Dissecting Squid Game and Parasite
Date Topic
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