People of the ANU Korea Institute
From left to right: Geng Song, Ruth Barraclough, Hyaeweol Choi, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Roald Maliangkay
Pictured above are the five researchers of the Transnational Humanities in Korean Studies Project (2011-2016), which operated with the generous support of a grant from the Academy of Korean Studies.
Director of the Korea Institute: Associate Professor Roald H. Maliangkay
Since finishing his PhD on the preservation of intangible cultural properties in South Korea (SOAS, UK), Maliangkay has expanded the scope of his research to include the history of popular entertainment. Fascinated by the mechanics of cultural policy and the challenges of studying the dynamics of major cultural phenomena, he analyses Korea’s cultural industries and consumption from the early twentieth century to the present. His monograph Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions is in press (Honolulu: Hawai`i University Press). He is currently working on a study of the legacy of the Kim Sisters, and their role in shaping memories of the Korean War.