The effects of protection in cultural industries: the case of the Korean film policies

  title={The effects of protection in cultural industries: the case of the Korean film policies},
  author={Jimmyn Parc},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Policy},
  pages={618 - 633}
  • Jimmyn Parc
  • Published 3 September 2017
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Cultural Policy
This paper assesses whether Korean film policies, particularly protectionist ones, have been instrumental in the success of the Korean film industry. The conclusion is, surprisingly at a first glance, that protectionist policies have played an insignificant role. First, the import quota regime (1956–1986) limited the number of films to be imported, but not the number of Korean audience to see these imported films. Furthermore, the import quota system strongly induced Korean filmmakers to… 
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