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  • The Influence Of Korean Pop Music

    1.0, which was led by Korean technology such as Samsung products, Hallyu 2.0 blossomed from the popularity and global spread of Korean dramas and Korean pop music. Korean pop music, more widely known as K-pop, has been a driving force in the Hallyu 2.0 wave since the late 1990s. The Korean idol pop aspect of K-pop, in which performers sing and dance simultaneously, has grown into an international phenomenon, winning the hearts of countless people, both native and foreign to South Korea. These Korean idols are perceived as healthy and happy by the general public. However, due to their contracts, this may not be the case. Although Korean pop idols, both male and female, must agree to the terms of their contract before debut, oftentimes the conditions are too unnecessarily restrictive and…

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  • Korean Pop Culture Essay

    would be Korean popular culture. K-pop is and abbreviation of Korean pop, which is a music genre, originated from South Korea. K-pop can be a phenomenon, however, it can also be a subculture, where Asian pop would be the phenomenon and k-pop is the subculture. My interest began when I first heard K-pop songs while I was buying milk tea. Korean music is different from the music in America. In my opinion, the Korean artists have unique musical and performances styles, which are new and fresh…

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  • Korean Wave And Pop Culture

    The Korean Wave refers to the cultural phenomenon in which people in the world are willing to adopt and consume Korean popular culture (Jung, 2006). The Korean Wave is the term coined by the Chinese media for the first time to describe the sudden surge in the popularity of Korean culture in China in 2002 (Hogarth, 2013). The Korean Wave usually includes Korean music, dramas, films and games and is a hot cultural change and trend especially in Asian nations today. Korean television drama has been…

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  • The Hallyu Wave Of Korean Pop Culture

    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…

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  • Korean Pop Culture Case Study

    Introduction The Korean pop culture, commonly referred to as K-pop, has undoubtedly been the center of attention of the teenagers especially in Asia; although lately, it has been moving its way to cross the West too. Joining the trend of Korean music are idol groups, Korean dramas, variety shows, and movies. With its growing popularity, a lot of people are imitating their idols’ fashion sense, hairstyles, and even the products they use. In addition, due to the captivating beat and eye-catching…

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  • Analysis Of Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno: The Korean Wave Of Pop Culture

    “Korean stars have had a big impact on consumer culture, including food fashion, make-up trends and even plastic surgery.” (Shim, 2006, p. 29) South Korea also has its own Cultural Industry Bureau, responsible for exporting its popular media and music culture to the locals and the global audience. Adorno (1944) mentioned how the industry uses reliable profit success but rejects anything that is too risky for them to venture. The content of South Korean’s films and movies followed the…

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  • Hip Hop In South Korea

    century, K-pop took not only the country, but the world by storm—a phenomenon also known as the “Hallyu Wave”. International success of the industry led to the emergence of giant entertainment corporations. Companies like SM, YG, JYP, Cube are known as entertainment factories that create, perfect, and toss out boy bands and girl groups. But the sudden influx of groups inevitably leads to competition. The industry has turned into an arena that hosts a game of who can whip out the best looking,…

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  • How Does Plastic Surgery Influence South Korean Popular Culture

    fragile and helpless. The aegyo behavior that South Korean popular culture portrays perpetuates the sexualisation of young girls. Groups such as Lovelyz and GFRIEND have music videos—both of which have more than three million views on YouTube--that are filmed in schools and are dressed in school uniforms. Their attire in these videos has tops that are short enough to expose their stomachs and wear short skirts along with high heels to exaggerate the length…

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  • Chang-Rae Lee Native Speaker Analysis

    novel uses first generation, as he was born on an airplane, Korean immigrant Henry Park’s life story to illustrate the existing issue. Henry is ordered to spy on a Korean immigrant politician, John Kwang. The incidents that happen in Kwang’s election camp mirror the racial conflict and possible harmony of different races in America. Although the novel begins with high hopes that interracial disharmony between African Americans and Korean Americans can be overcome through political strategy, by…

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  • Korean-American Narrative Analysis

    narratives’ disparate manners of identity construction can be illustrated on how both narratives distinguish themselves from others in terms of being a foreigner. Roberts summarizes Hyun’s ambiguous position in both Korean and German societies, “ In Korea, he is a foreigner legally, In Germany, he is a foreigner emotionally.” (Roberts, 29) And Roberts also adds another fact to explain why the second generation of Korean-Germans are forceful to identify themselves as Koreans, “The sort of…

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