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Roald Maliangkay

Roald Maliangkay is Senior Lecturer in Korean studies at the Australian National University. After completing his PhD on the preservation of folksongs in South Korea (SOAS, London), Maliangkay has expanded the scope of his research to include popular culture in myriad forms. He is particularly interested in the mechanics of cultural policy and the challenges of studying the dynamics of major cultural phenomena. In broad terms, his research analyses Korea's cultural industries and cultural policy from the early and mid-twentieth century to the present. Recent publications include “`Koreans Performing for Foreign Troops: The Occidentalism of the C.M.C. and K.P.K.” (East Asian History, 2011), “The Power of Representation: Korean Movie Narrators and Authority” (Journal of Korean Studies, 2011), and “Keep Your Enemies Closer: Protecting Korea's Pop Culture in China” (Korean Histories, 2010).