8th World Congress for Hallyu

September 12-15, 2021 at Kellogg College, Oxford University

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Theme: Coronavirus and Pop Culture
Dates: September 12th-15th 2021
Venue: Kellogg College, Oxford University*
Organizer: World Association for Hallyu Studies

Keynote Speaker

Gordon Redding​

MA (Cambridge), PhD (Manchester), D.Econ h.c. (Stockholm SSE)

Gordon Redding is a British professor, academic, author, editor, and consultant. He is today a specialist on China and the regional ethnic Chinese, and also works on the comparison of different systems of capitalism, and on the role of education in societal development. His core interest is in the role of culture in the shaping of societal progress. He has published 15 books and 150 articles related to these subjects.

Opening Speakers

Ingyu Oh

Ingyu Oh is Professor of International Business and Korean/Japanese Cultural Industries at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan. Before coming to Japan in 2018, he taught at Korea University, Bristol Business School, UK, UC Berkeley, the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and the University of Oregon. His main interest of research and teaching includes organizational studies, international business, innovation, and cultural studies. He is currently President of the World Association for Hallyu Studies, co-editor of Culture and Empathy, and associate editor of Asia Pacific Business Review.

Siyeun Moon

Siyeun Moon is Professor of French Language and Culture at Sookmyung Women’s University. She received her Ph.D. in French Literature from Paris III (University of Nouvelle Sorbonne). She is President-elect at the World Association of Hallyu Studies and former President of Association des études de la culture française et des arts en France. She is also Vice President of the Korean Federation of Women Professors. She received the Order of Merit for Culture and Arts of France (des Arts et des Lettres, Officier) in 2010 and the Order of Merit for Education of France (Palmes Academiques, Chevalier) in 2007.

Chris Rowley​

Professor Rowley is a leading figure in the study of employment and human resource management and Asian business and management. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Research on Asian Management at Cass Business School, where he is now Professor Emeritus of Human Resource Management. He is currently Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford University and editor for Asia Pacific Business Review. He has held a number of external and visiting appointments at universities around the world and is currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at Nottingham University and Adjunct Professor at the Asia Institute and Asian Studies Department, Griffith University, Australia.

Special Session Broadway and the Pandemic

Randy Skinner ​

Randy Skinner is an award-winning director, choreographer, and performer whose work has encompassed Broadway, National and International tours, Regional theatres, and West End productions.Shows include: 42ND STREET (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations). AIN'T BROADWAY GRAND (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), DAMES AT SEA (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), STATE FAIR (Outer Critics nomination), SHOW BOAT (NY Philharmonic and PBS).

Beth Leavel​

BETH LEAVEL was nominated for a 2019 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critic’s Circle award for her performance in the critically acclaimed Broadway show The Prom. She received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Beth also received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby It’s You. Other Broadway roles include Mrs. June Adams in Bandstand, Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy For You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War, Ellie in Hal Prince's Showboat, and Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. She has numerous Off-Broadway, regional theatre, commercials, and TV credits, including the final episode of ER and most recently The Walking Dead. Ms. Leavel will soon be bringing the iconic role of Miranda Priestly to the Broadway stage in the highly anticipated production of The Devil Wears Prada. MFA from UNC-G.

Gregory Lee Harrell​

Gregory Lee Harrell is Professor of voice at Baldwin Wallace University. Harrell is an accomplished performer, teacher, and music/vocal director and his private New York City voice studio includes numerous Broadway artists. As an operatic baritone, Harrell has sung at the New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center′s Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, etc. Among his many opera credits are New York City Opera′s productions of "Margaret Garner" (NY Premiere), "La Fanciulla del West," "Antony and Cleopatra," "I Pagliacci," "Cavalleria Rusticana," "King Arthur," etc. He has performed as a soloist in Mozart's "Requiem", Brahms′ "Ein Deutsches Requiem," etc., and he has given concerts across the U.S. and in Bologna, Florence and Rimini in Italy.

Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy is a show business tour de force — an award-winning producer; cabaret, stage, film and TV performer, recording artist/producer and humanitarian. Jamie has co- produced 60 Broadway shows and 46 Off-Broadway shows. In addition to seven Tony Awards, Jamie has won eight MAC Awards, eight Drama Desk awards, two Audience Choice Awards, eight Drama League Awards, four Back Stage Bistro Awards, 13 Telly Awards, and CaB Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been honored by Theatre Works/USA, Primary Stages and the Ruth Kurtzman MAC Award. Jamie was one of the New York Friars Club's first eight female members.

Theme Session: Coronavirus and Pop Culture

Seokjin Yun

Seokjin Yun has been running an online and offline record label since 2005 and had owned a major music studio in Korea until 2018. He serves as a project judge for the Korea Creative Content Agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. He is also an adjunct professor at Yonsei University's College of Business Administration and Sookmyung Women's University.

Jung Hwan Han

CEO, STDUIO S (2020.04~) President, SBS Drama Department (2019.04~2020.03) Executive Producer, SBS Drama Department (2013.01~2019.03) Drama Director, SBS Drama Department (1999.12~2012.12) The representative works are “Dr. Romantic,” “Innocent Defendant,” and others.

Chanuk Park

Chanuk Park is Director of Cultural Industry Research Center of Korea Culture & Tourism Institute. He is an advisory member of the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. His research on the Korean content Industry has been published in many policy reports and journals.

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