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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


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


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


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


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


Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place

Youjeong Oh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755538
eISBN:
9781501730733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755538.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the use of Korean television dramas and K-pop music to promote urban and rural places in South Korea. Building on the phenomenon of Korean pop culture, the book argues that pop ... 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


Conclusion

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/9781501755538.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the development of Gangnam, and reviews how real estate speculation has become a prominent secondary mode of wealth accumulation for the upper classes. It suggests that the ... 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


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


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


Postcolonial Interracial Intimacy

Su Yun Kim

in Imperial Romance: Fictions of Colonial Intimacy in Korea, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751882
eISBN:
9781501751905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751882.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses postcolonial intimacy by surveying post-1945 cultural productions on Korean–Japanese intermarriage. It offers a short sketch of the construction of the postcolonial memory of ... 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


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