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New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Dal Yong Jin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The 2012 smash Gangnam Style by the Seoul-based rapper Psy capped the triumph of Hallyu, the Korean Wave of music, film, and other cultural forms that have become a worldwide sensation. This book ... More


Introduction

Youjeong Oh

in Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755538
eISBN:
9781501730733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755538.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores cases of place promotion as mediated through Korean popular culture since the early 2000s, specifically television dramas and K-pop music. It explicates the alliance between ... More


Speculative Producers: The Production of Korean Drama

Youjeong Oh

in Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755538
eISBN:
9781501730733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755538.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how Korean television dramas are produced, covering funding channels, sponsorship practices, and the ways the dramas cater to their export markets. It redirects attention to ... More


Cosme Road: K-Beauty and the Globalization of Myeong-dong

Youjeong Oh

in Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755538
eISBN:
9781501730733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755538.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyses a case in which Korean popular culture sells a place associated with the cosmetics industry. It examines a casual process in which Hallyu has indirectly but greatly accelerated ... More


The Rise of the New Korean Wave

Dal Yong Jin

in New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter first discuses the rise of Korean popular culture and its dissemination in Asian countries, known as the Korean Wave, or Hallyu. It characterizes the Korean Wave into roughly two major ... More


Cultural Politics in the New Korean Wave Era

Dal Yong Jin

in New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates the role of the nation-state in the cultural industries and the Korean Wave in the context of the broader social structure of society amid neoliberal globalization. It ... More


Transnational Television Programs

Dal Yong Jin

in New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter documents recent developments characterizing the New Korean Wave in the realm of the broadcasting sector. It discusses television Hallyu as both transnational cultural production and ... More


Cultural Globalization in Korean Cinema

Dal Yong Jin

in New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the swift change experienced by the Korean film industry in conjunction with the Korean Wave. It investigates the primary causes of the roller coaster-like shifts within Korean ... More


Hybrid Local Animation’s Global Appeal

Dal Yong Jin

in New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Korea's animation industry, which has not been a major cultural form in Hallyu research. It investigates the historical, cultural, and economic forces that have shaped Korea's ... More


Conclusion

Dal Yong Jin

in New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039973
eISBN:
9780252098147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039973.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter first summarizes the major characteristics of the New Korean Wave. It then considers whether we need to develop non-Western media theories to explain the rapid growth of local popular ... More


Korean: Transnational links of language and culture

Ohe Hye-Gyeong

in Language Communities in Japan

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198856610
eISBN:
9780191889790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856610.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Korean speaking communities emerged in Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries because of war and massive geopolitical upheavals. There is a historic connection between Japan and Korea—language, ... More


Defining the Deficit

Rosemary Salomone

in The Rise of English: Global Politics and the Power of Language

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780190625610
eISBN:
9780190625641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625610.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the “foreign language deficit” in the United States. It begins with the failure of the government to address the problem beyond isolated programs and intermittent “calls to ... More


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