South Korea soft power
January 28, 2023
The Korean Wave’s Rocky Road in China
By Wang Linbin
After over six years, China has partially removed its ban on South Korean cultural content, but hallyu in China may never return to its glory days.
January 06, 2023
How Has the ‘Korean Wave’ Impacted Japan-South Korea Relations?
By Wang Linbin
The Korean Wave, or hallyu, has seen ups and downs in Japan, but could exert political influence over the long term.
June 01, 2022
Can Thailand Replicate South Korean Soft Power?
By SUKEGAWA Seiya
South Korea’s soft power is permeating youth culture. Can Thailand follow its example?
May 10, 2022
K-Dramas Resurrect Long-Buried Memories in Vietnam
By Travis Vincent
Obsessed with South Korean dramas, Vietnamese youths are oblivious to the atrocities committed by Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War. But their elders remember.
February 16, 2022
This Is South Korea’s K-pop Soft Power Moment
By Brandon Valeriano and Aleydis Nissen
K-pop offers something different to the nationalism projected by China and the territorial politics of exclusion.
February 01, 2018
The False Promise of South Korea’s Olympic Diplomacy
By Kim Young Ho
The outreach is based on a false idea of national unity rather than an appreciation of the realities the country faces.
October 20, 2017
South Korea’s Saemaul Undong in Africa
By Martin Seitz
South Korea is an emerging player in Africa with hopes of benefitting their national interests through strategic partnerships.
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.
March 18, 2016
How Korea Is Conquering Myanmar, One Soap Opera at a Time
By Jenna Gibson
The "Korean Wave" comes to Myanmar.
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