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BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power
March 01, 2019
BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power
People-to-people cultural diplomacy fuels the band’s burgeoning global fame and influence.
BTS and the Global Spread of Korean Soft Power
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
As the case of the UAE shows, Seoul has enticed greater relations via pop culture and reinforced its interests with economic power.
The Rise of South Korea’s Soft Power in the Middle East
Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
August 09, 2016
Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
China may need to rationally rethink its approach to South Korea.
Time for China to Rethink South Korea Relations?
Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
August 03, 2016
Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
Cultural exchanges have started to become restricted, but can China really give up its addiction to Hallyu?
Is China Already Taking Its Revenge for THAAD?
K-Culture Diplomacy: From São Paulo to Tehran
May 10, 2016
K-Culture Diplomacy: From São Paulo to Tehran
Seoul rides the "Korean Wave" to promote its soft power far beyond East Asia.
K-Culture Diplomacy: From São Paulo to Tehran
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
The "Korean Wave" comes to Myanmar.
How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time
A K-Pop Star, a Flag, and a Political Imbroglio
January 31, 2016
A K-Pop Star, a Flag, and a Political Imbroglio
How a 16-year-old singer found herself in the middle of a cross-strait spat.
A K-Pop Star, a Flag, and a Political Imbroglio
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.
Psy’s Global Ambitions
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.
The Week in Asia
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.
Korea: A Model for Southeast Asia?
October 29, 2010
Calm Ahead for Korean Wave?
Was the dramatic rise in interest for Korean culture spontaneous or manufactured? And how long will it last?
Calm Ahead for Korean Wave?
October 27, 2010
Korea’s Hallyu Boom?
Korean Wave has put South Korea on the map culturally. But has it brought economic gains for the nation?
Korea’s Hallyu Boom?
Korean Wave Ripple Effect
October 26, 2010
Korean Wave Ripple Effect
South Korean pop culture has many fans, beyond the Asia-Pacific – and in some very unexpected places worldwide.
Korean Wave Ripple Effect
Korean Drama Zeal in Asia
October 25, 2010
Korean Drama Zeal in Asia
Reasons behind the popularity of South Korean TV dramas in Taiwan, China and Japan are in some ways puzzling.
Korean Drama Zeal in Asia
The Seeds of Hallyu
October 22, 2010
The Seeds of Hallyu
What is the history behind Korean Wave, the remarkable rise in popularity of South Korean pop culture worldwide?
The Seeds of Hallyu
Riding the Korean Wave
October 19, 2010
Riding the Korean Wave
Korean wave, or hallyu, is the specific term for the rising popularity of South Korean culture around the world.
Riding the Korean Wave
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