Essay on Korean Culture Into Latin America

2232 Words Mar 15th, 2016 9 Pages
One can safely say that the Hallyu wave of Korean pop culture, specifically K-pop and K-dramas have taken off throughout Latin America. Scholarship has recently conducted research on different aspects surrounding the landing of the Korean wave in Central and South America, and this paper will attempt to piece them together to create one cohesive narrative of the spread of Korean culture throughout the region. It will also somewhat focus on the countries of Peru and Brazil, where the effects of the Korean wave can be most felt. Overall, I will examine the mediums which have propelled Korean culture into Latin America, why it has made such an impact among its people, and how Latin fans have interacted with Korean cultural products from across the globe.

For some decades now the nations that make up Latin America, and South Korea have been trying to establish a global partnership, and in the more recent times there has been progress towards this goal. In his article Korea is Looking South, Da Eun Lee predicts that the two nations are on their way to a remarkably powerful alliance, which is due to the fact that there has already been cooperation between them in the fields of agriculture, natural resources, and economics. The most intriguing thing about this dynamic, and what makes it so effective is that Latin America needs what Korea has, and vice-versa. As Da Eun Lee states in his article, “It is a natural fit with Latin America being resource rich but lacking the…

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