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[News] Korean IPR trade surplus of $1.8 billion 'largest ever'

"While demand for Korean cultural content such as music, dramas and webtoons remained robust, cultural and artistic copyrights achieved the largest surplus ever as overseas performances expanded after the coronavirus pandemic,"

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[Essay] Is Asia a Barrier for the Hallyu and K-pop?

The incident, also known as the 'sock incident' (a conflict over laundry), occurred during their time living together in the U.S. The meticulous Bang and the easygoing Park are both studying abroad in the U.S. and starting their lives as novice producers, but their paths diverge after the incident.

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Can We Count the Number of Hallyu Fans?

"It has entered a new phase of becoming a global pop culture," KF said of recent developments. The main base is K-pop. Last year, 68% of the clubs identified were K-pop clubs.

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[Movie] On the Possibility of Nationalistic Occultism: 3.1 Movement and <EXHUMA:็ ดๅข“>

Perhaps the most controversial movie of the year, "EXHUMA" stands on two delicate points. The "Asian universals" of goodness and shamanism and the "limitations of 100 years of time", which are the three dimensions of the soul's dispersion, collide in an interesting way.

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[Essay]From K-Contents to K-Lifestyle: Embracing K-Culture Worldwide?

The article emphasizes the importance of understanding K-content consumption within the context of cultural interplay and individual aesthetic standards. Rather than being dictated solely by the producers, the identity of K-fashion is shaped by

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[Column] The Meaning of 'K' in K-pop: What is K-ness?

Despite the global universality that K-pop possesses as a type of pop music, the fact that K-pop is referred to not only as pop but as a genre that combines the adjective "K," which reveals national/regional identity, is due to the inherent characteristics of K-pop that originated from Korean music.

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[People] The Persisting Cold War : Phแบกm ngแปc hรขn & Quan Kแบฟ Huy

Immediately after the news of the Oscar was announced, the BBC published a controversial article entitled "Why Vietnam doesn't want to claim Ke Huy Quan". Such debates could arise from the perspectives of Britain and the United States. Like Korea? Foreign views on Hanni seem to be similar.

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[Essay] Idol SB19, and The Rise of 'P-pop'

These examples of SB19 and fandom represent a turning point in the globalization of K-pop. In the case of SB19, the issue is not 'localization' but 'indigenization' of K-pop. Glocalization, a portmanteau of ....

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[ESSAY] How Will Short-Form Videos Impact Korean TV Drama Reception?

Short-form content also plays a crucial role in the popularity of dramas in the entertainment industry. Recently, the younger generation tends to consume TV dramas not only through global SVOD platforms such as Netflix, but also through short-form platforms such as TikTok, Reels, and Shorts.

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[Essay] Hallyu Drama About The Frustration And Dreams Of Ordinary People

Many Hallyu experts have already analyzed, "The background of the spread of Hallyu is directly related to the aspiration of the middle class, which is spreading all over the world. In fact, the middle class in 21st century Korea is the thickest and most robust in the world.

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[GAME] 'Pearl Abyss' Sincere Efforts to Represent 'Korea' in the Game:

Such efforts have not been accomplished in a short period. Pearl Abyss has consistently entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with government organizations to depict the essence of Korea in their games.

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[FOOD] Why Buldak Fried Noodles Go to Malaysia?

What's making a big splash are Malaysian recipes that reflect local cuisine rather than simply incorporating local ingredients. A typical example is the 'buldak fried noodle omelette', which is popular at night markets.