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The Growth of Korean Cultural Industries and the Korean Wave

Doobo Shim

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the rise of the “Korean Wave” in the new millennium in terms of governmental and corporate support. It also empirically investigates the government support, investments of ... More


Mapping Out the Cultural Politics of “the Korean Wave” in Contemporary South Korea

Keehyeung Lee

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter critically examines three competing positions on the Korean Wave or Hanryu in South Korea developed by the South Korean government, cultural producers and critical intellectuals; namely, ... More


A Long Engagement

E. Taylor Atkins

in Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a narrative overview of the intense historical engagement between Japan and Korea, culminating in the imposition of colonial rule. It reviews the most significant moments of ... More


Winter Sonata and Cultural Practices of Active Fans in Japan:: Considering Middle-Aged Women as Cultural Agents

Yoshitaka Mōri

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter outlines what the Korean Wave has been like in Japan and tries to situate the Winter Sonata phenomenon within a Japanese context. It illustrates how the fans are actively involved in ... More


Touring ‘Dramatic Korea’: Japanese Women as Viewers of Hanryu Dramas and Tourists on Hanryu Tours

Yukie Hirata

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an empirical study of the Japanese women fans turned tourists who traveled to the shooting locations for Winter Sonata. It starts by describing the gender politics and the ... More


Caring about Culture

Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim

in Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768976
eISBN:
9780814771983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768976.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explores how adult children of Korean immigrants view their cultural identity and practice cultural traditions while also reclaiming and re-making their culture and interpreting it in ... More


The Koreans

Jane Chung-Do, John Huh, and Mark Kang

in People and Cultures of Hawai'i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835804
eISBN:
9780824868529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835804.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the role of Koreans in the immigration history of Hawaiʻi and the evolution of its local culture. Korea is among the oldest civilizations in the world, tracing their heritage to ... More


Interlude

John Lie

in K-Pop

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520283114
eISBN:
9780520958944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283114.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

The interlude explores the cultural transformation that made K-pop possible and reads twentieth-century Korean history from the standpoint of popular music and its transformations. In particular, the ... More


Engaging and Reflecting: Dancing with a Racial Identity and Transracial Adoptee Identity

John D. Palmer

in The Dance of Identities: Korean Adoptees and Their Journey toward Empowerment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833718
eISBN:
9780824870423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833718.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the stories of adoptees as they discovered their racial and/or transracial adoptee identities. After awakening to the realization that they were in the midst of two cultures ... 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


Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

E.Taylor Atkins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the complex history of Japanese colonial and postcolonial interactions with Korea, particularly in matters of cultural policy. The book focuses on past and present Japanese ... More


Beauty between Empires: Global Feminisms, Plastic Surgery, and the Trouble with Self-Esteem

S. Heijin Lee

in Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479892150
eISBN:
9781479861736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892150.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how and why Korean plastic surgery consumption occupied the minds of Jezebel (a mainstream US feminist blog) writers, editors, and millions of readers as well as Womenlink’s ... More


South Korea

Peichi Chung

in Video Games Around the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262527163
eISBN:
9780262328487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527163.003.0032
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This essay is a history of video games in South Korea, and it contains a description of the South Korean video game industry and how it has grown. Descriptions of video game companies and individual ... More


Introduction

E. Taylor Atkins

in Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266735
eISBN:
9780520947689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266735.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the so-called “Korea Wave” in Japan. In the first decade of the new millennium, a number of K-pop stars secured huge, devoted followings in ... 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


The Forgotten War: Korean America’s Conditions of Possibility

Jodi Kim

in Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655915
eISBN:
9781452946221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a discussion of “Fragments of the Forgotten War” and “Still Present Pasts,” which demonstrate how Korean American cultural producers suggest the link between America’s ... 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


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


Theoretical Frameworks

Pyong Gap Min

in Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795859
eISBN:
9780814759585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795859.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Three major theoretical perspectives are useful for comparing Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus in the intergenerational transmission of ethnicity through religion: participation in congregations; ... 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


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