South Korean Culture
December 18, 2021
Is South Korean Culture a Threat to North Korea?
By Seohee Kwak
The North Korean regime’s repression of South Korean culture reflects a logic that equates foreign culture with a threat to the regime’s stability.
January 23, 2020
Who Is Behind K-pop’s Viral Choreography?
By Layne Vandenberg
The minds behind K-pop dance choreography, one of K-pop’s most iconic features, deserve formal recognition.
November 30, 2019
Is This the Next Baby Shark-Like Phenom?
By Tae-jun Kang
South Korea has a new mega-hit cartoon character: Pengsoo the giant penguin.
January 15, 2019
South Korea’s 2 New Year Celebrations
By Layne Vandenberg
South Korea’s two New Years celebrations comes with an array of foods and rituals to celebrate with family.
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.
February 13, 2018
The #MeToo Movement Finally Arrives in South Korea
By Justin Fendos
South Korea has a subdued history of failed efforts against sexual harassment.
October 13, 2016
South Korea's New Anti-Graft Law: A Diplomatic Question
By Maximilian Ernst
As with any new law, there are many initial uncertainties with regards to the scope and implementation.
November 05, 2015
South Korea's Love-Hate Relationship With the Chinese Language
By Jin Kai
The use of Chinese characters in South Korea (and related controversies) reveal the intersecting cultures of East Asia.
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?
March 01, 2011
K-Pop Versus J-Pop
Korean pop keeps growing in popularity. Why are K-pop acts leaving their J-pop peers behind?
February 01, 2011
Priest to Promote Korean Comics?
Will a 3-D Hollywood horror film be well-received enough to draw attention toward South Korea’s comic scene?
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?
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