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What Puts the K in K-pop?
August 15, 2019

What Puts the K in K-pop?

By Jenna Gibson
Non-Korean singers raise questions about race and identity in Korean pop music.

How Netflix Is Reshaping South Korean Entertainment
April 29, 2019

How Netflix Is Reshaping South Korean Entertainment

By Troy Stangarone
The streaming giant is reshaping Korean entertainment, even while boosting its popularity around the world.
BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power
March 01, 2019

BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power

By Wantanee Suntikul
People-to-people cultural diplomacy fuels the band’s burgeoning global fame and influence.

The Rise of South Korea’s Soft Power in the Middle East
March 14, 2018

The Rise of South Korea’s Soft Power in the Middle East

By Donya Saberi
As the case of the UAE shows, Seoul has enticed greater relations via pop culture and reinforced its interests with economic power.

Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
August 09, 2016

Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?

By Jin Kai
China may need to rationally rethink its approach to South Korea.

Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
August 03, 2016

Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?

By Jenna Gibson
Cultural exchanges have started to become restricted, but can China really give up its addiction to Hallyu?

K-Culture Diplomacy: From São Paulo to Tehran
May 10, 2016

K-Culture Diplomacy: From São Paulo to Tehran

By Anaïs Faure
Seoul rides the "Korean Wave" to promote its soft power far beyond East Asia.
How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time
March 18, 2016

How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time

By Jenna Gibson
The "Korean Wave" comes to Myanmar.

A K-Pop Star, a Flag, and a Political Imbroglio
January 31, 2016

A K-Pop Star, a Flag, and a Political Imbroglio

By Jenna Gibson
How a 16-year-old singer found herself in the middle of a cross-strait spat.

Psy’s Global Ambitions
February 04, 2013

Psy’s Global Ambitions

With performances in Malaysia, Brazil and South Korea, Psy is stepping up his sonic onslaught.

The Week in Asia
April 22, 2012

The Week in Asia

The Bo Xilai controversy rumbles on, India fires a missile and the country’s train drivers are given an unpleasant new duty in this week’s round up of Asia news.

April 17, 2012

Korea: A Model for Southeast Asia?

South Korea’s accomplishments extend beyond its economic growth. Its political shift from authoritarian rule to a vibrant democracy could be a model for some ASEAN countries.

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