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Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated during his inauguration speech in 2013 that “In the 21st century, culture is power”. The South Korean government’s official budgetary support for the industry characterises the trend of using entertainment as a tool of economic and foreign policy.
Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated during his inauguration speech in 2013 that “In the 21st century, culture is power”. The South Korean government’s official budgetary support for the industry characterises the trend of using entertainment as a tool of economic and foreign policy.
K-pop is to some extent a counterstrike by the South Korean government against the image proliferated through mainstream Western media that represents East Asian’s as shy, uncreative, dull, geeks or ninjas.
K-pop is to some extent a counterstrike by the South Korean government against the image proliferated through mainstream Western media that represents East Asian’s as shy, uncreative, dull, geeks or ninjas.
K-pop, which is performed in Korean, has created massive interest in the Korean language and culture worldwide—so much so that the South Korean government has established 130 language institutes in 50 countries :)
K-pop, which is performed in Korean, has created massive interest in the Korean language and culture worldwide—so much so that the South Korean government has established 130 language institutes in 50 countries :)
Almost the entire earnings of new pop performers are often taken by the company to compensate for training and launch costs, so that artists may effectively work for nothing for years before they earn anything at all which is so much frustrating :(
Almost the entire earnings of new pop performers are often taken by the company to compensate for training and launch costs, so that artists may effectively work for nothing for years before they earn anything at all which is so much frustrating :(
Yeah..Korean culture perfectly combines traditional elements. This is especially evident in the choreography and folklore details
Yeah..Korean culture perfectly combines traditional elements. This is especially evident in the choreography and folklore details
>"Korean pop culture, consumed globally and known by the name Hallyu, primarily involves music, television and aesthetic preferences and is much more than a virally popular entertainment trend. Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated during his inauguration speech in 2013 that “In the 21st"
>"Korean pop culture, consumed globally and known by the name Hallyu, primarily involves music, television and aesthetic preferences and is much more than a virally popular entertainment trend. Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated during his inauguration speech in 2013 that “In the 21st"
Korean pop culture, consumed globally and known by the name Hallyu, primarily involves music, television and aesthetic preferences and is much more than a virally popular entertainment trend. Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated during his inauguration speech in 2013 that “In the 21st century, culture is power”. The South Korean government’s official budgetary support for the industry characterises the trend of using entertainment as a tool of economic and foreign policy.
Korean pop culture, consumed globally and known by the name Hallyu, primarily involves music, television and aesthetic preferences and is much more than a virally popular entertainment trend. Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated during his inauguration speech in 2013 that “In the 21st century, culture is power”. The South Korean government’s official budgetary support for the industry characterises the trend of using entertainment as a tool of economic and foreign policy.
Breaking down language barriers, empowering East Asian people and, first and foremost, forcing Western and Anglo-centric aesthetics into retreat in global pop culture are thus some of K-pop’s most prominent achievements.
Breaking down language barriers, empowering East Asian people and, first and foremost, forcing Western and Anglo-centric aesthetics into retreat in global pop culture are thus some of K-pop’s most prominent achievements.
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