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The East Asia Center is excited to be hosting Crystal S. Anderson, Assistant Director of Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning at George Mason University and expert in Transnational American Studies, Black Internationalism and Global Asias. Her book, Soul in Seoul: African American Music and K-pop, explores the impact of African American popular music on contemporary Korean pop, R&B and hip-hop and the role of global fans as the music press. A veteran blogger on Asian popular culture and former associate chief editor for hellokpop, she also manages KPK: Kpop Kollective, the oldest and only site for public scholarship on K-pop.

Dr. Anderson will be discussing "NEXTGEN: The Past, Present and Future of K-pop" with us Friday, March 17, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. To attend this online event, please complete the registration here.