Note:This thesis is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of a recital of music related to the thesis topic.

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Title:MUSIC AS A PROPAGANDA TOOL IN NORTH KOREA
Author(s):Yoo, Youngwoo
Advisor(s):Professor Sever Tipei
Contributor(s):Associate Professor Emeritus Zack Browning; Professor Charlotte Mattax Moersch; Professor Reid Alexander
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):music
propaganda
north
korea
Geographic Coverage:North Korea
Abstract:This thesis probes into the music of communist North Korea, assessing how that nation’s government influences the creative output of its composers and performers in order to deliver propaganda supporting the foundation of both the North Korean Workers Party and the cult of personality surrounding the North Korean Eternal President Kim Il-Sung, his son Kim Jung-Il, and his grandson and current Chairman of the Workers Party, Kim Jung-Un. The research follows the history of the northern half of the Korean Peninsula from the conclusion of World War II, through the Korean War and the brutal purges of the 1950s, through the ascension of Kim Jung-Il in the 1970s and his eventual control of the country after his father’s death in 1995, to today, when Kim Jung-Il has died and Kim Jung-Un is consolidating his power.
Issue Date:2015
Publisher:University of Illinois
Citation Info:Yoo, Youngwoo. MUSIC AS A PROPAGANDA TOOL IN NORTH KOREA. Doctoral Project thesis submitted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Music, 2015.
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/88884
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-02-15


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