Korean Gender Reader

(While you were sleeping 10 by Shin Sun Mi, 2011. Source)

As I missed last week’s KGR, I decided to add last week’s links here too. Ending up with roughly one hundred and thirty of them though, rest assured I won’t ever be doing that again!

Announcements

Factory Girl Literature: Sexuality, Violence and Representation in Industrializing Korea Presentation by Ruth Barraclough, 4-5:30pm, Monday October 22 2012, University of Minnesota

BOOb Crawl : 붑 투어, Saturday October 13, Itaewon 9pm (Bras for a cause)

The Sae Gil Womens Shelter Charity Drive (Busan Haps)

Body Image, Health

Defending My Daughters from the Media/Fashion-Industry Complex (Thick Dumpling Skin)

SECRET’s Hyosung asks portal sites to edit her weight (Omona They Didn’t!)

Shin So Yul of ‘Reply 1997′ reveals her weight loss story on ‘Strong Heart’ (Allkpop)

More Men Opt for Plastic Surgery (Korea Realtime; Jezebel)

— Vignettes on Weight-Loss: 1, 2, 3 (My Journal)

Gap in Receiving Health Care Services (Human Rights Monitor)

Diabetes Creates More Stress for Married Korean Women (Newswise)

Breast cancer quadruples in 15 years (The Korea Herald)

Is Korea the most beauty obsessed country? (Whatawaygook)

Dr. Wang Shuping: How I Discovered the HIV Epidemic and What happened to me Afterwards (Seeing Red in China)

Cosmetic surgery bookings surge over the holiday week (Want China Times)

Censorship, Media

Can the Government Stop the Objectification of Minors in K-pop? (Seoulbeats)

“Previewing” MVs (Angry K-pop Fan)

Banned: Is the KMRB’s Intervention a Good Idea? (MTVK)

JYJ’s Xia Junsu Denied Coverage From SBS? (MTVK)

The National Para Games apologizes to JYJ’s Junsu and his fans (Omona They Didn’t!)

K-Data Blackout: A Necessary Measure? (Seoulbeats)

YG Disappointed in KBS Review Standards for G-Dragon (Soompi)

Psy’s “Right Now” and 2PM’s “Hands Up” cleared of previous ban (Allkpop)

MOGEF Gives Second Chances to Banned Tracks (MTVK)

Appeal by 8 Members of Tajinyo Rejected and Declared Guilty Ending Tablo′s Controversy (Enewsworld)

Media reliance on Naver growing concern (The Korea Herald)

Don’t believe the 하이프 (The Marmot’s Hole)

Asia Institute Seminar with Robert McChesney “Korean Media in Comparative Perspective” (Korea: Circles and Squares)

Why is Lee Min Jung considered a victim in her relationship with Lee Byung Hun? Netizens! (Asian Junkie)

Asia Institute Seminar with Noam Chomsky: “The Problem of the Media in Korea” (Korea: Circles and Squares)

Korea: Wired (AlJazeera English Video)

Crime

New crime stats for teachers, both Korean and foreign (Gusts of Popular Feeling)

On-street questioning revives after a series of sex crimes (Human Rights Monitor)

Korean police crack down on men who hit their foreign wives (Asian Correspondent)

Convicted rapist claims he was treated unfairly because of his nationality (The Marmot’s Hole)

For Whom Does the Death Penalty Exist? (Human Rights Monitor)

Hawaii job offer becomes a nightmare for women (Korea Joongang Daily)

Dating, Relationships, Marriage

Korean girl seeks fake apartment to fool protective parents (Asia News Network)

BIFF Movie Review: In Another Country (Busan Haps)

Familiar ad trope: Pairing white men and Asian American women (Tales of Wonderlost)

Uzbek Wife Married to South Korean Man a Hit on Korean TV (KoreaBANG)

Seeking: Attractive Asian male. Why you’ll never find the above on Craiglist (The Daily Pennsylvanian)

Give Us A Chance! Why You Should Date an Asian Man (The Steel Closet)

I am an Asian Woman and I Think Asian Boyfriends Are Superior (Well, Mine Is Anyway) (xoJane)

Korean lonely-hearts feel cheated by pricey matchmakers (The Korea Herald)

[Movie] “Time” (시간) by Kim Ki-duk, 2006 (Out of Korea)

Interracial Dating in China is Not Just for White Men (Speaking of China)

Education, Parenting, Demographics

Academy seeks local role models to help young Koreans (The New Zealand Herald)

School where South Korea’s dropouts flourish (BBC)

What makes Korean unwed mothers give up their children? (Ilda)

What to do with Anti-Japan Sentiments in ESL Classes? (Ask a Korean!)

The plight of abandoned Korean babies (The Marmot’s Hole)

Foreign schools show Korea’s social divide (The Korea Herald)

1 in 3 students at Seoul National University is a binge drinker (The Marmot’s Hole)

Mekong Delta girls “eager” in learning to become wives of Korean men (Vietnam Net)

A Society Where Multicultural Students Can Live Without Difficulties (Human Rights Monitor)

Vietnamese Migrant Wives Now Outnumber Chinese (The Chosun Ilbo)

University Entrance Exams Near, Netizens Share Education Jokes (KoreaBANG)

Lack of Teachers for Students with Disabilities (Human Rights Monitor)

No comment necessary. An entire class of high school students receive IV drips while cramming for exams (Ministry of Tofu)

The Unintended Consequences Of China’s One-child Policy (io9)

Economics, Politics, Workplaces

New generation quits boring jobs quickly: Report (Korea Joongang Daily)

SKorea: Elite schools still dominate national prosecutors’ office (Asian Correspondent)

Leaving the Chaebol (Korea Realtime)

Women in finance cut off from executive posts (Korea Joongang Daily)

Young Koreans: Give Us Freedom, Not Mortgages (Korea Realtime)

Busan vs. Seoul (Meet me at the Wall)

South Korean Voters Call for Longer Poll Hours (Global Voices)

Women in China Face Rising University Entry Barriers (The New York Times)

The Importance of ‘Face’ for Chinese Jobseekers (China Real Time Report)

Japan’s Lost Art of Innovation (The Diplomat)

Gangnam Style

AAK’s definitive guide for PSY and Gangnam Style (Ask a Korean!)

Asian Stars and The USA: A History (Hootvintage)

Psy tries to trademark “Gangnam style.” Oh, and he gets wasted on stage too. (Korean Law Today)

Ten things you need to know about PSY’s Gangnam Style and Korean hip-hop (The Telegraph)

Why China Lacks Gangnam Style (The New Yorker)

Pop Music Brings a Lot More Readers than Social Science: Follow-up on ‘Kangnam Style’ (Asian Security Blog)

Gangnam Style Tops Global Charts, Korean Twitter Reactions (KoreaBANG)

Is ‘Gangnam Style’ the Peak of K-pop’s International Success? (Asianaut)

South Korea puzzles over oddball success of ‘Gangnam Style’ (Los Angeles Times)

Gangnam points to our future (Brisbane Times)

Where to Find Your Gangnam Style (Korea Realtime)

His Style Is Gangnam, and Viral Too (The New York Times)

Why BBC Radio 4 Is Wrong about “Gangnam Style” (The Unlikely Expat)

Where to Find Your Gangnam Style (Korea Realtime)

History

Power & Gender in the Early Korean State (Korean Gender Cafe)

The good daughter. The fascinating life of Park Geun-hye. (Korea Law Today)

On Gisaeng and Ginyeo (Lost in Traffic Lights)

Reading List: Male Concubinage: Notes on Late Choson Homosexuality by an American Naval Attache (The Kimchi Queen)

What’s the story behind those hats Korean men used to wear? (Lost in Traffic Lights)

LGBT, Sexuality

The Number of Room Salons and Hostess Bars at All-Time Highs In Korea (The Korea Times)

BIFF 2012: Park Chul-soo’s B·E·D (Modern Korean Cinema)

Gayspeak: Talking About 세이프 섹스 in Korean (The Kimchi Queen)

Reading List: Memento Mori and Other Ghostly Sexualities (The Kimchi Queen)

Chongqing University providing free condoms, admits students all be sexing each other (Shanghaiist)

Watch: Taiwan Pride 2012’s campaign video for same-sex marriage (Shanghaiist)

Miscellaneous

Report Reveals South Korean Soldiers Fed Poor Quality Food (KoreaBANG)

What Counts as Racially Offensive in Our Postracial World? (Korean Bodega)

Pop Culture

Factory Girls: Cultural technology and the making of K-pop (The New Yorker)

The New Yorker Rides the Hallyu Wave (SNSD-FFA)

The New Yorker examines K-pop (Korea Law Today)

K-Town Cast and K-pop Fans (Seoulbeats)

From Ikea to Korea: Writing for K-pop (Mark Russel’s Website)

Jun-jin, Joo-hyun, and The Idol Dating Game (Seoulbeats)

“An argument could be made that, historically, the vibrancy of any given pop scene can be measured by the amount of appropriation going on.” (Occupied Territories)

Tiger JK’s Sorry, But Where’s the Real Apology? (Seoulbeats)

‘Middle Powers’ Like South Korea Can’t Do Without Soft Power And Network Power (Global Asia)

K-pop’s Rooted Use of Labels: [insert title here] Idols (Seoulbeats)

“Sometimes I really don’t think K-pop labels know what they have on their hands…” (Occupied Territories)

Social Problems

What Keeps South Koreans Up at Night? (Korea Realtime)

Why does Korea interpret netizen comments as public sentiment? (Omona They Didn’t!)

Our Homeland shows family torn by N Korea-Japan relocation program (Visual Anthropology of Japan)

The lives of female runaways in Seoul, Part 2 of 6 (The Hankyoreh)

Why Koreans Are Angry: The Social Cost of Spectacular Growth (KoreaBANG)

The Good sans the Bad and the Ugly: September (Seoulbeats)

Social Workers’ Human Rights (Human Rights Monitor)

Asia Institute Seminar with Dr. Eckhard Schroeter: “Korean Social Welfare in Comparative Perspective” (Korea: Circles and Squares)

Dogani and South Korean culture’s major problems with abuse (The Unlikely Expat)

(Links are not necessarily endorsements)

6 thoughts on “Korean Gender Reader

  1. Great set of links once again. Re: “By year, 11 were caught in 2010, two in 2011, and two in the first half of this year” – where were all the headlines in 2011 about crime by foreign teachers plummeting?

  2. Pingback: Why ‘Gangnam Style’ Didn’t Catch Fire Instantly in China and Japan | Asianaut

  3. Great banner, James. I have to say I clicked on the link because of that awesome photo of Hyori, which you neatly positioned in the center (is it a coincidence?). I’m working on a new design for my blog lately, should be launched soon, but it’s truly a tedious thing. I’m still not sure what to do with the banner, hard to choose a good picture. You’ve done an excellent job. Great links again.

    Your blog’s loyal reader from Taiwan.

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