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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.

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.

‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands
March 15, 2014

‘Korean Wave’ Just The Start For Asian Brands

By Anthony Fensom
The Diplomat speaks with expert Martin Roll on the rise of Asian brands.

Not Lost in Translation
April 27, 2011

Not Lost in Translation

Kyung-Sook Shin’s latest novel has hit it big in the US. So why has ‘Please Look After Mom’ been so successful?

January 01, 2011

Will Manhwa Catch Manga?

Comics are getting a boost thanks to the iPad. Does this mean Korean comics will now get a share of the spotlight too?

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?

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?

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 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.

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?

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.

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