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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
Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
December 07, 2018
Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
Kevin Shin trained to be a K-pop star. He’s now making hip hop hits in China.
Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
November 15, 2018
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
Amid a rising wave of tensions, Korean entertainment is once again getting caught in the crossfire.
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
August 15, 2017
South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
On Liberation Day, let’s take note of Seoul’s many successes.
South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
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
K-Popaganda on the Korean Border
February 21, 2016
K-Popaganda on the Korean Border
Which songs does South Korea choose to broadcast across the border?
K-Popaganda on the Korean Border
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
Korea’s Branding Woes
October 26, 2014
Korea’s Branding Woes
‘The Republic of Korea is a country rich in history, culture and creativity. It’s time to get the word out.’
Korea’s Branding Woes
Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?
May 06, 2014
Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?
Recent examples of Western pop incorporating Asian elements have met with a mixed reaction.
Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
March 12, 2014
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
The martial arts master and action superstar is now managing a male idol group.
Jackie Chan’s K-Pop ‘Boy Band’ to Release Debut Album This Month
Leader of Top-Selling K-Pop Group Super Junior Loses Father, Grandparents in Apparent Murder-Suicide
January 10, 2014
Leader of Top-Selling K-Pop Group Super Junior Loses Father, Grandparents in Apparent Murder-Suicide
Leeteuk’s management company initially tried to cover up the incident, attributing the deaths to a car accident.
Leader of Top-Selling K-Pop Group Super Junior Loses Father, Grandparents in Apparent Murder-Suicide
Does Psy Have a Drinking Problem?
July 29, 2013
Does Psy Have a Drinking Problem?
In a revealing interview, the K-pop star Psy admits to drinking all the time.
Does Psy Have a Drinking Problem?
K-Pop Singer G-Dragon, Missy Elliott to Collaborate
June 26, 2013
K-Pop Singer G-Dragon, Missy Elliott to Collaborate
K-Pop and US rap will collide on G-Dragon’s next solo album.
K-Pop Singer G-Dragon, Missy Elliott to Collaborate
January 24, 2013
Gangnam Style Earns U.S. $8 Million from YouTube Ads
Psy’s Gangnam Style, the most watched YouTube video ever, has been a smash hit. What’s next for Psy?
Gangnam Style Earns U.S. $8 Million from YouTube Ads
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