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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 13 days ago

Super Junior's Siwon attends 'Korean Wave' conference at Stanford University as a representative of K-Pop

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Super Junior's Siwon attended a conference at Stanford University titled 'Future Vision: The Challenge and Probability of Korean Studies in North America' as a representative of K-Pop. 



The conference took place from November 1-2 with numerous professionals in the field of education, and Siwon was invited to attend a panel session regarding the 'Korean Wave' to answer questions from the perspective of a currently promoting K-Pop Idol. 

After the conference, Siwon relayed, "I was able to spent a meaningful and educational time with those who are curious about K-Pop, Culture Technology, and also with various North American professors in Korean studies and their students. I am looking forward to how this affects the rise of K-Pop and Korean culture, and how this information will be used in additional research."




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LittleSukie 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Damn, why don't I have such classes at my uni?

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SusanLiu 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

OMG!!! Lucky!!

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krell 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/lee-soo-man-taking-korean-pop-culture-global

Lee Soo Man: Taking Korean Pop Culture Global (Year 2011 ; STANFORD University Article)
LEE SOO MAN is SMe Agency FOUNDER. And SMe Agency handles (Group) SUPER JUNIOR (SIWON).
So, looks like STANFORD has been 'wooing' LEE SOO MAN for awhile.
Which would explain SIWON being featured at STANFORD as he is.

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krell 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/09/super-juniors-siwon-apologizes-for-posting-anti-gay-marriage-tweets

I would GUESS that nobody at (USA) STANFORD University has a CLUE about SIWON's views about GAY people. IF they did, they might have RECONSIDERED on featuring SIWON in this manner (my GUESS). But also, SIWON is surely entitled to his views on GAY people ; they are his, and a LOT of others AGREE with those views too ... Probably, this situation is more about STANFORD trying to forge 'ties' with some S.KOREAN Business Firms. They like to portray themselves as GLOBALLY connected. Maybe STANFORD is 'wooing' some WEALTHY K-Business CHAEBOL. Who might donate MONEY to STANFORD. Or, maybe some sort of 'STANFORD Student Internship' that is S.KOREA based (Exchange Program?) is involved. The notion that STANFORD Faculty actually care about K-pop Music ; I find that a bit difficult to believe it.

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kpoplover308 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

saw the screenshot too fast and thought the plant was kermit the frog

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Antigone 13 days ago 7
13 days ago

he is loathed in Korea didn’ they find anyone else to send there?

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DDM1112 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

Siwon is advancing in his life! And haters gonna hate and stay on the spot in their hate!!!

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Impala 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

the hell are you talking about? siwon is one of the most respected people on kpop, inside and outside korea, not only for his work on SJ and as an actor, but also for his work with UNICEF and the UN. they didn't just sent him, he's one of few people who can represent kpop well.

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lume90 13 days ago 4
13 days ago

Why is that?

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