Nevertheless, to me, my first impression about Korea is Korea alphabet. It is so interesting and it is a motivation brings me start to learn the Korea language. When we learn a language, one thing that comes together is the culture which makes me know more about Korea. After that I was a K-pop fan, I have many friends in social no matter Thai and foreigners and it is important that I knew Korea government scholarship program, which is a great scholarship that has many opportunities for everyone. My ambition is more and more, I always tell myself “you must apply for Korea government scholarship program, don’t let the important opportunity go”.
Winter Sonata was an excellent hallmark not only contributes to the flourishing in K-Pop industries, however, it helps to increase the gross domestic products (GDP) of South Korea. Winter Sonata excellently presented the diversity of attractiveness atmosphere in Nami Island (Naminara Republica), foods and culture through the drama and become one of the most visit country in Asia. This is the starting point where the K-Pop recognized as an epidemic in mass media. This epidemic called as Hallyu (Korean Wave). The Associated Press (March 2001) reported that pop culture in Asia was once dominated by Tokyo and Hollywood has changed and diverted to Hallyu.
Unfortunately, Korean culture unconsciously penetrated to Thais, and it becomes a new popular brand among Thai people. Furthermore, Korean trend did not invade only to Thailand, but also other countries in the world: both eastern and western. Korea can make an amount of money from this cultural penetration – from the trend. Being a medium of cultural diffusion to several
The significance of ME has been highlighted in Korean society as the number of foreign workers increase and the rate of intermarriages rise. In other words, South Korea has experienced a shift from a traditional monolithic society to a new multiethnic society in recent years. As for a field of education, the development of multicultural societies has become a principal concern particularly within the education area (Sleeter, 1996). Related educators and professionals researched how to build schools where faculty, administrators, and students thrive in a co-creative learning environment by promoting an appreciation of human differences and pluralism, which is the appropriate ways of opposing intolerance and bridging the diversity of cultures. Sleeter and Grant (1998) described ME as an approach that “links race, language, culture, gender, handicap, and, to a lesser extent, social class working toward making the entire school celebrate human diversity and equal opportunity"
As media have global effects, one culture may be transmitted from its own country to another one. Viet Nam, as a country on the way to intergrate into the outside world, has been influenced by various cultures including both western and eastern ones. Like other South Asian countries, Viet Nam is now under a huge impact of Korean culture, which is known as Korean wave. The popularity of Korean culture in Vietnamese is clearly-evidenced in different chanels of media but in this essay, I wil analyse how influential Korean culture is in Vietnam and how it impacts the young, particularly through Koreanmusic and films, movies. Firstly, Korean movies have become more and more popular in Viet Nam.
But perhaps the most important factor dictating the popularity of hallyu in the Philippines is the country's economic and political openness to anything foreign. It opens its doors to countries for trade and investments, and as one of Asia's superpowers, South Korea is one of them. The Philippines established a stable economic and political relationship with South Korea, paving the way for the Korean Wave to sweep the Southeast Asian archipelago. Hallyu in the Orient's
The hallyu or Korean wave portrays an unprecedented frame of Korean popular culture by the Korean media alongside the line with commercial nationalism. As a result, the Korean wave is manifested as a regional cultural trend signifying a triumph of Korean culture (Hyejung, 2007, p. 3). Different Korean entertainment productions such as movies, television shows and k-pop are enjoyed globally. A report by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS, 2011a) about Korean dramas explains how this global phenomenon has become widespread around the world. In the Philippines the k-drama Boys over flower was a big hit, and their two biggest broadcasting networks both regularly air Korean dramas which are dubbed into Filipino.
A new fashion world was opened by the cultural revolution of the 1960s. New forms of pop music, pop art, more leisure time, more free attitude, of course, the sudden "generation gap", are combined so that fashion and young people are closely related. This phenomenon reflects the new words appear like "trendy" and "fashion sense". The general impulse seen as "hip" or "cool" stimulates the need for new styles, shapes, materials and colors. Other important effects on fashion include the Vietnam War, the NASA Space Program, the Women's Liberation Movement and the "Race" issue.
The question that arises now is “Why Korea?” For me, I have a significant experience that inspired me want to study in Korea. I had a great opportunity to be a representative from the Thai Red Cross to join in The 3rd Model IFRC General Assembly in Korea. When I arrived in Korea, I found that Korea is the leader in technology, and have developed at all times. I have experience with the Korean culture, lifestyle of Korean people. I have seen the differences between Thailand and Korea.
As the Korean music and dramas set achievements globally, Korean food industry wasn’t left out as well. Due to the world wide craze for the Korean dramas and music, many traditional Korean foods are also gaining attention in the foreign markets. The Korean government and private corporations, as well as Korean TV networks are trying hard and giving their full support and effort to expose the traditional Korean foods in the foreign audience and markets. Today, there are thousands of Korean-inspired cafes and restaurants serving here in the Philippines. And lastly, Korean Wave can’t be called Korean wave if there’s no fashion.