Tag Archives: asia

What Do Countries With The Best Coronavirus Reponses Have In Common? Women Leaders

https://www.forbes.com/sites/avivahwittenbergcox/2020/04/13/what-do-countries-with-the-best-coronavirus-reponses-have-in-common-women-leaders/#10a5d3c63dec

https://www.forbes.com/sites/avivahwittenbergcox/2020/04/13/what-do-countries-with-the-best-coronavirus-reponses-have-in-common-women-leaders/#10a5d3c63dec

K-Pop has been a good predictor/signal of less obvious cultural shifts in South Korea and Asia more broadly #semiotics

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2020/04/08/k-pop-is-changing-too

Teenagers have projected their dreams onto k-pop idols for years. But bts are not your average k-pop band. Although their output has all the trappings of the genre—slick production, perfectly choreographed dance routines, rap interludes and ever-unconfirmed rumours about band members’ relationships—they do not conform to the stereotype of the flawless, manufactured idols who are expected to serve as blank screens for fans’ projections. 

Under Lockdown and Quarantine, China’s Punk Rock Bands Are Taking the Mosh Pit Online

Live-streamed festivals might just be a temporary fix, a jolt of sociality in the midst of unexpected isolation, but the connections they’re enabling are deep-rooted.