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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

By Wantanee Suntikul
People-to-people cultural diplomacy fuels the band’s burgeoning global fame and influence.
Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US
December 07, 2018

Bridging Cultures Through Music: K-pop, China, and the US

By Layne Vandenberg
Kevin Shin trained to be a K-pop star. He’s now making hip hop hits in China.

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

By Jenna Gibson
Amid a rising wave of tensions, Korean entertainment is once again getting caught in the crossfire.

South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!
August 15, 2017

South Korea: You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

By Aidan Foster-Carter
On Liberation Day, let’s take note of Seoul’s many successes.

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.
K-Popaganda on the Korean Border
February 21, 2016

K-Popaganda on the Korean Border

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Which songs does South Korea choose to broadcast across the border?

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.

Korea’s Branding Woes
October 26, 2014

Korea’s Branding Woes

By Luke Stanhope
‘The Republic of Korea is a country rich in history, culture and creativity. It’s time to get the word out.’

Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?
May 06, 2014

Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?

By Clare Hubbard
Recent examples of Western pop incorporating Asian elements have met with a mixed reaction.
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

By J.T. Quigley
The martial arts master and action superstar is now managing a male idol group.

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