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.
For any country, one’s culture is an important aspect. Culture can be portrayed in many different ways and one of those ways is what is seen on the big screen – cinema. Cinema changes and progresses as time goes on and what happens socially and politically in the state. Korean cinema experienced the transformation of the Korean family. The history of Korean cinema industry is considered to be dynamic as they were able to build the market from absolutely nothing to one of the biggest cinema industry in the world.
1.1 Background of study. In late 90’s, South Korea has come out with the introduction of new word, which is ‘Korean Wave’ to symbolize the higher level of acceptance towards its culture. At first stage, ‘Korean Wave’ is making it step by introducing K-dramas in East, South and Southeast Asia. Along with changes, it slowly develop into a new global phenomenon that is Korean Pop or literally known as (K-pop) a music videos through You tube channel. Now, in this 21st century, South Korea has become main trader of its popular culture and had already defeating Western countries like United States and United Kingdom.
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
President Park was undoubtedly the man with the greatest influence on South Korea, for better or worse. Without him and his valiant rule, South Korea would not be a nation of such thriving success as it is today. Park Chung Hee was the president who laid the foundation to the rapid economic growth of Korea during his regime of 1961-1979. Despite Park’s controversial policies due to his autocratic rule, no one can overlook his contribution to the economy of South Korea. Park Chung Hee understood that successful economic development would build an industrial base for military power.
People could be easily influenced by what they like or what they see around them. The Korean Wave is one of the most prominent influences that is affecting people from around the globe right now. It especially cater teenagers and young adults though some adults are also affected, most often adults take advantage of this rising stars to make business. This study was conducted in order to see the effects of the Korean Wave to the Filipino youths. It wants to help parents predict the effects to their children and how can they help them and for businessmen to be able to make business.
Have you ever tried to deepen into comparison, or even contrast of Japan and South Korea? Both of the two countries have long blossomed histories, distinct art and literature works, that are going through remarkable economic development. These characteristics like religious beliefs and government policies helped them to grow faster compared to other countries. They both are major industrial countries with high technology now and they are still growing. When looking at their efforts to put emphasis on educating the future generations it seems like they will continue to grow in the future as well.
Numerous of Korean cultural products (K-Pop), comprising of television dramas, movies and songs gained extremely fame from the East to the Southeast Asian region, the end of 1990s. Furthermore, the Asian economic crisis in 1990s led to influenced Asian buyers to exercise Korean cultural products. In Indonesia, Korean drama series gain a promising reception from countless generation of fans. This snowballing number of Korean dramas flourished on various television stations in Indonesia.This study constructed on reception theory’s framework, specifically portray audience as an active media text interpreter. This theory explains a broader conception of what audiences might act with texts, in order to allow for the ritual uses of communications
Speaking of South Korea, I become enthusiastic. It is an indisputable fact that for many years up until now, the ‘Hallyu’ or K-POP Wave, has rapidly spread throughout the globe. Thanks to all types of Korean entertainment, I got to know South Korea much better and fell in love with this fantastic country. The next thing I knew, when I was in 10th grade, I felt an urge to study in South Korea. The notable cultures, variety kinds of food, excellent public transport systems, advanced technology and high educational standards intrigue me to some extent.