Super Junior’s Choi Siwon Attends Stanford University Conference To Share Insight Into K-Pop Industry

Super Junior’s Choi Siwon brought his personal experiences and knowledge to enrich a conversation about the world of K-pop at a special conference at Stanford University.

Stanford University held their “Future Visions: Challenges and Possibilities of Korean Studies in North America” conference on November 1 and 2, where they invited academics in the field to come a discuss the future and potential of Korean studies. Choi Siwon attended the “Korean Wave” panel on November 2 to give his insight and share his experiences.

During the event, Choi Siwon spoke about a number of topics including the work that goes into becoming a K-pop star and the social responsibility of entertainment agencies, and had a lively debate as he took questions from those in attendance. He also prepared a presentation of Super Junior’s history and shared insight into the group’s secret to success, touching upon their recent surge of popularity in Central and South America.

Choi Siwon posted a photo from the event on his personal Instagram account and wrote, “Today was an enriching, inspiring, and informative session about K-pop, culture technology, and Korean studies in North America with scholars, professors, and students alike at Stanford University. I hope this event will not only bring more awareness, but also develop into a meaningful study about K-pop and Korean culture as a whole.”

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Music across borders. K-Pop 그리고 Culture Technology를 궁금해하시는 북미지역 한국학전공 교수님들 그리고 학생분들과 함께 스탠포드 대학에서 의미있고 유익한 시간을 보냈습니다. 오늘의 만남이 K-pop 그리고 한국 문화에 대한 관심을 높임은 물론 의미있는 연구로도 이어지길 기대합니다. Today was an enriching,inspiring and informative session about K-Pop , Culture Technology & Korean Studies in North America with scholars professors and students alike at @stanford University. @fsi_stanford I hope this event will not only bring more awareness, but also develop into a meaningful study about K-Pop and Korean culture as a whole.

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The conference was held by the Platon Academy and the Korea Program of Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). A documentary around the “Future Visions: Challenges and Possibilities of Korean Studies in North America” conference is set to be aired on SBS CNBC in March 2019 under the tentative title “Golden Time of Korea and Korean Studies.”

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