South Korea Essays

  • Pop Culture In South Korea

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    "'Korean Wave' of Pop Culture Sweeps across Asia." CNN. Cable News Network, 31 Dec. 2010. Web. 15 May 2016. Over the past decade, South Korea has become the “Hollywood of the East”. Koreans are referring to the phenomenon as the “Korean Wave”. The country exported nearly $3 billion in entertainment, more than double 2002 exports, according to MK Daily, a Korean news portal. South Korea’s success starts with tv series’ in the nineties. Then comes the pop songs and boy bands where it really begins to influence

  • ICT Development In South Korea

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    Introduction After the Second World War, Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world; however it has progressively transformed its self into an advanced economy knowledge economy. Korea has transformed its self into a technology hub, where leading technology companies like Samsung, LG operate. Background of ICT Development in Korea In June 1950 South Korea and North Korea entered into a civil war that lasted for about 3 years. South Korea suffered enormous damage to its economy and infrastructure

  • The Korean Wave In South Korea

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    “Over the past decade, South Korea, with a population of around 50 million, has become the Hollywood of the East, churning out entertainment that is coveted by millions of fans.” -Lara Farrar, CNN World, December 31, 2010 A Korean in a foreign country in the 90s would be asked whether he/she was Chinese or Japanese. However as the years passed people started to recognize Korea. One of the reasons for this recognition is the Korean Wave. The word Hallyu, also known as the Korean Wave, can be heard

  • Contributions Of Confucianism In South Korea

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    others what you don’t want to do you” South Korean intellectual achievements and success is the substantial contributions of Confucianism. Today, South Korean way of thinking, lifestyle, moral and fundamental values is part of Confucianism. South Korea has extraordinary economic growths that has led country out of poverty and stand the nation on the road of wealth. In 1960s, 70s, 80s south Korean economy was less than $100 per capita. In 1987s South Korea was a target of military dictatorship,

  • Relationship In South Korea

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    South Korea’s relationship with the US was forged when it received primary support and sustenance from the US before and after the Korean War. Although the 1990’s saw the slow rise of anti-American sentiment, especially towards members of the US military, a good number of South Koreans maintain a friendly stance with the US. It’s relationship with China, on the other hand, dates back to historic times especially during the battles with Japan. Gradually losing spark when China adopted the communist

  • Essay On South Korea

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    South Korea Overview: South Korea is in eastern Asia and occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula and many islands. It borders both the Sea of Japan (also known as the East Sea) and the Yellow Sea. Its only land border is with North Korea along the 238 Km Korean Demilitarized Zone, a 4,000m strip of heavily guarded land separating the two countries. South Korea traditionally had an agricultural economy, which shifted towards manufacturing, and with service industries becoming increasingly

  • Cultural Diplomacy In South Korea

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    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

  • South Korea Cultural Analysis

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    Located in East Asia, the Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea, is the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. South Korea borders the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to the north, the Sea of Japan to the east, East China Sea to the south, and the Yellow Sea to the west. The country of South Korea has been one of the United States’ (US) greatest allies, with both countries benefitting from each other’s resources and tactical advantage. This cultural analysis of

  • South Korea Case Study

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    OVERVIEW OF SOUTH KOREA: GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF SOUTH KOREA The location of South Korea is in East Asia & the southern half of the peninsula extends out from the far east of the Asia land mass. North Korea is the only country on the border of South Korea, with 238 kms of borders running with the Korean demilitarized zone. South Korea has 3 seas with 2413 coast line & is surrounded by water. Yellow sea to the west, East China Sea to the south, ulleung-do to the east & liancourt rocks in the east

  • Comfort Women In South Korea

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    It was on 12 January 1992, five days before the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi to South Korea, when the world finally found out about the comfort women. The issue overshadowed all other agenda of the talk between the two governments. (Hicks, 1995, p. 157) Once lawsuits in South Korea began, it was only a matter of time until the former comfort women in Taiwan and Southeast Asia brought their stories to light. It is undeniable, as the books examined here note, that the rise of feminism

  • South Korea Geography

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    Introduction South Korea is a very cultural and historical place which has 51 million inhabitants. Their country is in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and they own many thousands of islands, however not all are habitable. They have very extreme weathers and a very varying terrain. Above all, these the Koreans are very proud people that value education, culture and history very much. Geography South Korea is a country in East Asia which covers the southern part of the Korean Peninsula

  • Advantages Of Imperialism In South Korea

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    Imperialism in South Korea Is it possible to say that Japan gave Korea some advantages during Japanese colonial rule? From 1910 to 1945, Korea was under Japanese rule, and it is often said that “Japanese colonial rule was a deeply ambivalent experience for Koreans”(CENTURY). Moreover, some people might think Japan definitely gave some positive effects to Korea, because Korea in nowadays is developed after undergoing Japanese colonial era. However, it is hard to determine Japan helped Korea to develop

  • Cultural Differences Between North And South Korea

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    whole world, Korea is the only divided nation in the world. From other countries, there are a whole lot of people who think that South and North Korea are same. Some might expect both North and South Korea as a little impoverished country ruled by a dictator, who keeps threatening to nuke the world. However, the division of Korea has been about 60 years, and this division makes those two countries distinctively different. South Korea has been a democratic country since division of Korea had happened

  • South Korea Unification

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    South Korea and North Korea cannot Reunite Korean peninsula had been occupied by Japan from 1910 to 1945 years. In 1945, American exploded atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. After exploding the bomb, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan is surrender, ending World War 2. After World War 2 the Japan was defeated. According to 38 parallel (a circle of latitude in the northern hemisphere, used as the pre-Korean War boundary between South and North Korea), the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union

  • Nationalism In South Korea

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    Throughout the history of mankind, nationalism has played a significant role and had major impact on society. Nationalism, especially in South Korea where having a nationalistic attitude is of social norm with deep history, has a substantial influence on the culture and way of life. We have seen nationalism work in favor of the country, however we fail to take into account the devastating drawbacks of possessing this nationalistic attitude. Historical references and current situations shows that

  • Liberalization In South Korea

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    South Korea has shown dramatic growth in the past decades quickly rising from third to first world in a span of a few decades. Often being dubbed a miracle, it is now the 13th largest economy in the world with renowned brands such as Samsung that is comparable to United State’s Apple. However, her success did not come easy. South Korea, henceforth Korea, has experienced a difficult transition to democracy after the end of Japanese colonial rule in 1945. Liberalization did not occur until the 1987

  • Tourism In South Korea

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    Declaration on World Tourism of 1980 as "an activity essential to the life of nations because of its direct effects on the social, cultural, educational, and economic sectors of national societies and on their international relations. In year 2010, South Korea is the largest source of visitors here in the Philippines because of travelling and studying in our country. Tourism graduates have been in demand in the Philippines and other countries with the rapid increased of foreign

  • Chaebol Culture Case Study

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    Chaebol culture A Chaebol is a South Korean business conglomerate that is owned by a single family. During the 1960s, South Korea was faced an arduous task of restoring the normal life and reinvigorating the industries. In order to reach the rapid industrialization by promoting large businesses, the Chaebols were able to be guaranteed loans from the banking sector due to the policies of president Park Chung Hee. From 1960s to 1990s, from basic commodities industry to high precision manufacturing

  • Us's Involvement In The Korean War

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    To many people, the Korean War was considered to be the fight between the two sides of the country: North and South, which started due to the fact that North Korean leader at the time, Kim Il Sung, wanted to influence South Korea, and make it a communist country. But these two sides were not the only ones fighting in this conflict, two communist countries and a capitalist country were also involved in the warfare. It is safe to say that communism played a huge role in the Korean War because of the

  • Korean Wave Phenomenon

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    once have been overwhelmed by a pop song, Gangnam style, from South Korea. Almost every people in China, even my grandmother who is already 80 years old, are familiar with this song, and lots of them enjoy it. We can see that a powerful Korean wave is sweeping across China. When considering the cause of the popularity of Korean wave in China, I categorize them into three points: the same origin of Confucian culture in China and South Korea, the great attraction of Korean wave and the developing interactivity