According to Jin (2012), “The Korean Wave refers to the significant increase in the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture.” (p. 3) This brings us to the beginning of Hallyu, also known as Hallyu 1.0. Hallyu started in China in the mid-1990s. “The term Korean Wave (“Hallyu” in Korean) was coined by the Chinese press a little more than a decade ago to refer to the popularity of Korean pop culture in China. “ (Korean Culture and Information Service [KOCIS], 2011, p. 11) The Korean drama What is Love became a huge success in China. Later on in 2003, the drama Winter Sonata aired in Japan and also received great success.
The culture in North Korea is vastly different from American culture and can often leave many wondering about the mysterious and mystifying country. Examining the material traits, social forms, and beliefs of North Korea give a glimpse of what makes their culture so intriguing. Their overwhelming nationalism and eccentric isolationism are the basis of their culture and shape their view of the world around them. Investigating their culture further will hopefully reveal the mysteries of the strange culture that exists in North Korea. The material traits of a country often reflect what is most valued in that culture.
In an article by R. Anderson Sutton titled, Korean Fusion Music On The World Stage: Perspectives on the Aesthetics of Hybridity, talks about how fusion has happened in Korea and how that has exposed Korea to Korean fusion music. Also it talks about the international exposure that Korean fusion music has experienced. It talks about how many of today’s popular Korean artist have had some sort of influenced by Western culture or musical style. It is seen in many of their songs today how they incorporate Western styles with their own Korean styles by integrating the two. They do this by using Korean and English lyrics, and also by mixing the music and the style of dancing they do.
It is essential for foreigners or multinational companies in South Korea to understand those cultures and use them appropriately to work better with Korean employees or partners. All of these critical aspects of the Korean culture have strong influences on the way how to do business in South Korea. More and more foreigners and foreign companies have been doing business with Korean and Korean companies. For the last decade as many Korean companies become major players in global markets with their impressive performance. As foreigners and foreign companies are more involved in business with Korean and Korean companies, they would often face some difficulties of handling their daily business with Korean and Korean business people because of different expectation, practices and behaviors in each stage of business.
These ladies have good education and they prefer watching American TV dramas so as to identify with the characters and the society they live in (Rubin 140). Comparably, those who prefer Korean TV dramas do not have a high level of education and therefore, they prefer watching dramas they can identify with. In addition, they are more intelligent than those watching Korean TV dramas. Nonetheless, some of them will prefer watching American TV dramas so as to learn how to be on top of the ladder, just like the American women in the TV shows (Papachariss and Mendelson 356). In fact most Korean ladies prefer watching American TV
South Korea in Building Its Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy Through Its Culture and Technology: Case Study of K-Pop Music Industry I. Abstract In these recent years, South Korea has becoming one of the influential soft powers by attracting others by its cultures, especially on it entertainment aspects. South Korea nowadays in this globalized world also in its attempt to build and strengthen its diplomacy through the cultures they have. The cultures of South Korea are now becoming trends not only for Asian people but also for people around the world, especially now South Korea is generally known with its K-Pop music industry, which K-Pop music industry becomes one of the most important factors that can influence the successfulness of South
In Korea, the artists just try to look good to the public, not showing their own character. For example, if we see Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, their music style and flow of lyrics are different than K-pop and they have their own structures, but still they are the pop stars on the Billboard chart. I know Korean artists want to be involved in popular music, but they do not have to copy people. This problem show Korea music
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.
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”.
The world that we live in today is slowly infected by Korean dramas. The influences of it are quiet unstoppable and significantly reaching the shore of every sea across the world. It is undeniably shading the perspectives of its viewer, bridging the culture and people of two different races. The wave of Korean drama reaches the shore of Filipino awareness. K drama is influencing the thoughts, emotions and even the tangible aspects of the Filipino who watches K drama.