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.
A big dream of a little girl who has ambition wanted to go to study aboard a time of LIFE. It has many countries that come across and attract me, however in my mind just have one country that is Korea. I begin to learn about Korea again and I knew that Korea has a good scholarship, Korea government scholarship program, which this scholarship is a great and important opportunity for me. Currently, everybody always knows about a lot of places, Korea music industries, food, and Korea series. Nevertheless, to me, my first impression about Korea is Korea alphabet.
After interacting with the students, I have realized that I want to become a history professor and that I want to continue my service during and after my stay at UW Tacoma. By starting at the local level, I hope that I can connect and help other Korean communities in other states/countries, and hopefully inspire other non-Korean communities to also take in interest in not only Korean history but also their own ancestor's history. Hopefully, this can start a multicultural movement in which allows both Korean and non-Korean communities to come together. I believe that UW Tacoma will help me obtain both my personal and academic goals by providing resources that will allow me to further ponder and generate my own opinions and questions as a scholar. I am truly grateful that the Tacoma campus has the Asian history option and by being able to get access to learning materials such as textbooks and primary source documents, it will allow me to properly learn the background knowledge of main concepts and ideas.
This research explored the more in how they develop and handle their own brands. Tesco Korea took an advantage of retailing know-how that is created by Tesco UK. From Tesco UK, development process of Tesco Korea is differentiated based on numbers of area from local Korean retailer. The know-how has influenced the whole retailers brand market in Korea, as well as stimulated the local Korean retailers to improve their retailer brand development
The fashion style in Hong Kng people was closely influenced by the pop culture. A similar phenomenon happens in Hong Kong caused by the Korean Wave, Hallyu. Since the Hallyu, Korean popular culture becomes a social influence that greatly affect the young people in Hong Kong.
JACL and Min Reflection In the article Korean’s Immigration History and Contemporary Trends, by Pyong Gap Min, she analyzes the Korean Immigration trends and explain the reason behind the trends. She also mainly focuses on the Contemporary period of Korean immigration to the US. More Koreans immigrated to the US because the Immigration Act of 1965 allowed immigrants from every country to enter instead of preferring immigrants from one country over another, due to economic prosperity. Furthermore, Korean immigration to the United states increased because of the restricted political freedom due to military dictatorships and political tensions within South Korea. The media also increased Korean immigration.
Soon after, I began to understand the importance of education in the Korean culture. I was not familiar with so many people studying for such long periods of time. This quickly taught me that as an English teacher I had a great responsibility to the citizens of this nation. My work allowed me to learn about children and this also gave me the chance to learn the Korean language. I was then brave enough to marry a Korean beauty and I now have three wonderful
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.
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.
Situation Analysis The world has a lot to offer, too many choices, too many genres to choose from. The world accommodates the greatest avenue for exchanging information, bargaining different products that giving us way to adopt other cultures, perspectives, ideas and information. As various things passes by on earth, the humanity learns to adopt what those things could offer. Humanity could easily be influence by different factors that come along their way. The world that we live in today is slowly infected by Korean dramas.