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The Korean Wave: A new pop culture phenomenon
The term "Korean Wave" ("Hallyu" in Korean)was coined by the Chinese press a little more than a decade ago to refer to the popularity of Korean pop culture in China. The boom started with the export of Korean television dramas (miniseries) to China in the late 1990s. Since then, South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational pop culture, export ...more
ebook, Contemporary Korea No.1, 101 pages
Published 2011 by Korean Culture and Information Service Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
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Sudah lama saya dibuat penasaran dengan fenomena Hallyu atau Demam Korea. Sebuah pertanyaan besar hinggap di kepala saya: bagaimana sebuah negara yang budayanya terjajah selama ratusan tahun tiba-tiba dapat menjadi eksportir budaya terbesar hanya dalam kurun dua dekade? Buku setebal 102 halaman ini menjawabnya secara ringkas namun juga menyeluruh. Publikasi lembaga pemerintah Korean Culture and Information Service ini menguraikan perjalanan industri kreatif Korea Selatan dari dekade 90-an hingga ...more
A good and pretty objective look at the "Hallyu wave" after the first decade of the 21st century. However, considering the rapid (and rabid) growth of Kpop's international popularity this book is already slightly dated and limited only three years later and will presumably only grow more so as time goes on. Still it is an excellent introduction to those interested in the Korean wave. Yet, although it has some great pictures it doesn't do the best job of captioning them for people who would have ...more