K drama is influencing the thoughts, emotions and even the tangible aspects of the Filipino who watches K drama. K drama or Korean drama is the part of the phenomenon known as “Hallyu” or the Korean wave, in which all Korean things from television dramas to popular music to fashion are consumed by audiences all over the world. K drama is the
Later on in 2003, the drama Winter Sonata aired in Japan and also received great success. (KOCIS, 2011) Following these two examples Korean dramas became the most popular ‘it’ item for Southeast Asian countries. Thanks to Asian countries such as China, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, soon Korea became Asia’s Hollywood. This was possible because Asian people could relate to Korean dramas better than Western
In other words, Korean dramas capable to portrayed Korean cultures and Asian values such as courtesy, respect for parents and elders, solidarity and the holiness of love and marriage. These values displayed in the uniquely way of life in a modern Korean society that has gone through an economically and technology advancement. Korean dramas creatively combines traditional elements with modern values. In Indonesia, Korean drama are frequently watched by adolescents from the range of age 15 to 24 years old. This finally proven by one of the most favorite drama which titled Secret Garden that achieved a rating of 2.0 and a share of 14.1 (research and development Indosiar: 2011).
Also, the style of acting is far more realistic and natural, bringing out the authenticity from time to time. The third major type of kabuki drama is the shosagoto plays, presenting the element of dance in pure form. Music accompanies all kabuki, which in fact makes the actors’ movements rhythmic and potentially pure dance at any point during the action. For instance, The Wisteria Maiden is devised entirely for the kabuki stage, acquiring colorful settings and costumes for the
A Surreal Experience in Korea It was only like a blink of an eye when the Korean wave has reached its highest peak and conquered Philippine television. Many have adapted and have even lived out a lifestyle as in a Korean way. And I was one of the many. I was one of those who got captivated and became a huge fan of Korean Dramas. Full House, Winter Sonata, Empress Ki, My Love from the Star were among the Korean dramas I was totally crazy about.
However, the action is showcased, it almost always ends up with the conflict being resolved and the characters being satisfied in the end. Simplistic as it was, Sanskrit drama sees the world and life as predictable and organized. (Sanskrit Drama) It does not involve conflict that draws much confusion and fictional or unrealistic quality to its plays. During the Yuan period, classical Chinese was almost completely separate from the common vernacular language that only a few literati were able to understand traditional drama, from their knowledge of Confucian classics. (Chung-Wen, 1976) Under the Mongol rule, the demand for more popular vernacular dramas significantly increased.
This is one of his most famous songs. It is very pop and catchy, so gained tremendous popularity among young people. Even now, this song is selected by many people as the favorite song in the 90’s. Kim Gun-mo is said to be a legendary singer in South Korea. His 3rd album잘못된 만남, (1995) sold over three millions copies, which was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling album in South Korea. "
Keywords: Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy, Technology, Culture, K-Pop Music Industry II. Introduction The cultures of South Korea, whether the traditional cultures and even the modern cultures are known as very unique cultures which always attract people’s attention, especially in these past decades, K-Pop music industry becomes the trends for people around the world. K-Pop music itself or generally known as Korean Pop music, has a meaning as a genre of music which is originally comes from South Korea that consists of pop, pop electronic, ballad, hip hop, dance pop, rock, and also RnB genres (Kpop For Beginners, 2017). K-Pop music now has grown into a popular subculture for teenagers and youths not only in Asia but also around the world. K-Pop also is known as one of the most recognizable music genres in the world because of its beats and coordinated dance moves that now are being widely adopted by pop stars in other countries (Feng, 2016).
A.) While reading through the drama chapters I noticed a significant difference between fiction short stories and dramas. Fiction short stories and dramas were classified much differently from each other. For example, in the textbook, DiYanni gives us two types of drama. “The two major modes, tragedy and comedy, have been represented traditionally by contrasting the masks, one sorrowful, and the other joyful” (DiYanni 917).