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The Korean Wave: Retrospect and prospect: Introduction

  title={The Korean Wave: Retrospect and prospect: Introduction},
  author={Dal Yong Jin and Taejin Yoon},
  journal={International Journal of Communication},
The Korean Wave (hallyu in Korean) marks a historical point and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017. The Korean Wave primarily started with a few well-made television dramas that were popular in East Asia, and the local cultural industries have advanced several cultural forms, including K-pop and digital games, which have gradually penetrated global markets. This Special Section focuses on the origin of the Korean Wave, and the articles emphasize either theoretical challenges in hallyu… 


The exponential growth in the popularity of Korean pop cultural products across the globe known as Hallyu wave has grabbed the attention of people worldwide. At times when the geographic boundaries

The returning of Hallyu in China: transnational reception of the Korean drama My Love from the Star

  • Lingwei Shao
  • Political Science
    Media International Australia
  • 2019
My Love from the Star, the hit Korean drama has led to the revival of the Hallyu boom in China in 2013. After conducting a textual analysis of 100 reviews on Douban, the results of this study

Welcome to Korea Day: From Diasporic to Hallyu “Fan-Nationalism”

With the increasing appeal of Korean popular culture known as the Korean Wave or hallyu , fans in Israel among Korean studies students have joined—and even replaced—ethnic Koreans in performing

The Growth of South Korean Soft Power and Its Geopolitical Implications

INDO-PACIFIC Abstract Over the past few decades, South Korean culture has gained popularity worldwide. Since the 1990s, government- led cultural policies have transitioned from focusing on economic

Women’s empowerment and transnational consumption of Hallyu in Vietnam

ABSTRACT This paper aims to explore the growing popularity and consumption of Korean popular culture, known as Hallyu (Originating from Chinese, the Korean term, Hallyu is “Hàn lưu” in Vietnamese and

Ssen-Unni in K-Pop: The Makings of “Strong Sisters” in South Korea

From the highest points of Psy’s and BTS’s popularity, K-pop fans worldwide have continued to experience the Korean Wave through different media, contexts, and perspectives. In search of the

Increasing Consumption of Korean Dramas during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This qualitative study focuses on Indonesian transnational fans’ consumption of Korean dramas (hereafter K-dramas) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study highlights the fans’ lived experiences,

Imag(in)ing the post-national television fan: Counter-flows and hybrid ambivalence in Dramaworld

In 2016, Viki.com and Netflix added the web drama Dramaworld to their libraries. The move represents a digital and transnational shift in programming and production. Co-produced by China's Jetavana

Pengelolaan Kesan Roleplayer K-Pop Melalui Media Sosial Twitter (Studi Dramaturgi Pada Akun Twitter Fandom Di Kota Bandung)

Korean Wave has become a trend in Indonesia, which was started with the high popularity of K-Drama (Korean Drama) back in the 2000s among the Indonesian. Along with the high interest in society, the

The Fandom of Hallyu, A Tribe in the Digital Network Era: The Case of ARMY of BTS

Hallyu, the Korean Wave, has entered another stage with the emergence and dramatic success of BTS, a seven-member South Korean boy band, and its uniquely engaged fandom. The band’s fan club, ARMY of



Hanryu Sweeps East Asia

The present article analyzes the popularity of Winter Sonata (a South Korean television series) among Japanese audiences, especially among middle-aged women, and the impact of the accompanying hanryu

New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination

New Television, Globalisation, and the East Asian Cultural Imagination, by Michael Keane, Anthony Y. H. Fung and Albert Moran. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007. viii + 220 pp.

Korea's Online Gaming Empire

In South Korea, online gaming is a cultural phenomenon. Games are broadcast on television, professional gamers are celebrities, and youth culture is often identified with online gaming. Uniquely in

New Korean Wave: Transnational Cultural Power in the Age of Social Media

Published by the Harvard-Yenching Institute HJAS 77.2 (2017): 528–536 of simply being told what a third party is said to have “shown” or “demonstrated”—two words which in my view are best avoided in

Korea as the Wave of a Future: The Emerging Dream Society of Icons and Aesthetic Experience

A familiar perspective on social change suggests that over the past several thousand years, human settlements have changed in size and complexity from hunting and gathering, to agricultural, to

Console video games and global corporations

This article argues that the contemporary console video game industry is a hybrid encompassing a mixture of Japanese and American businesses and (more importantly) cultures to a degree unseen in

Game playing as transnational cultural practice: A case study of Chinese gamers and Korean MMORPGs

The objective of this study is to organise the range and the content of a cultural studies of games, to find the cultural meanings of game playing in a transnational setting, and to analyse the

Concepts of transnational cinema: towards a critical transnationalism in film studies

ABSTRACT This article aims to map out the various concepts of transnational cinema that have appeared over the past ten to fifteen years, and its state of deployment, related issues and problematics.

The Korean Wave

A performance for Acts Re-Acts 4 at Wimbledon Space, based on the experience of developing the Korea Town installation and research project - focussing on the phenomenon of the Korea Wave of popular

The west and the rest

TOPICS European exploration of the Orient Oriental ism Orientalist art Early European views of Muslims Universal values versus cultural relativism The clash of civilisations The emergence and