The Stage Continues is a collection of interviews with popular K-pop idols.
- Book Intro
Our Show Must Go On
K-pop is drawing attention from people around the world. It’s easy to see foreign fans imitating the performances of K-pop idols at home and abroad. K-pop idols now play an active role in numerous global awards ceremonies, including the U.S. Billboard Awards. However, there aren’t as many opportunities to listen to what these idols think about as they prepare for their performances or how they feel onstage. This book has the answers to those questions.
The interviewees include Lee Chaeyeon of Iz*One, Chungha, Chanhee of SF9, Moonbin of Astro, Hoshi of Seventeen, YooA of Oh my girl, Leo of VIXX and J-Hope of BTS. This book captures the perspiration, effort, and heart that the idols show in their performances on stage with the voices of a total of eight K-pop artists. Through these interviews this book promotes an understanding of the current K-pop idols and offers realistic advice with consolation and sympathy to all those who are getting set to “take the stage” in their own lives.
- About the Author
(English) Park Hee-ah is a South Korean journalist and an author specializing on K-pop. She published interview collections capturing the voices of various K-pop makers, including producers and idol members, in her books Idol Maker, Idol's Studio, and Our Shows Will Continue. Park also co-authored a photo essay with Bang Yong-gook, the leader of South Korean boy band B.A.P. and one of her former interviewees. Presently, Park is an undeniable pop culture journalist. She continues to devote herself to recording South Korea's popular culture, starting with Artist as a Profession, a collection of interviews with 52 artists across all disciplines to include musicians, actors, and novelists.
(Japanese) Webマガジン『IZE』取材チームリーダー。 韓国のアイドル、K-POP産業に関する3冊の本、『アイドルメーカー』、『アイドルの作業室』、『私たちのステージは続く』というインタビュー集を作り、グループB.A.Pのパン・ヨンギュと『私の顔に触れてもいい君へ：パン・ヨングッフォトエッセイ』を手がけた。