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During the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea’s entertainment industry pioneered a new era of virtual concerts. K-pop bands live-streamed their performances, often adding features like augmented reality to provide audiences at home with new experiences. This also complemented the broader push in the industry to become more technologically savvy, including the adoption of virtual avatar idols and strategic partnerships with…

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Region: Asia

January 3, 2022

What makes a great story? One metric might be the narrator’s ability to convey an impactful social commentary alongside the personal struggles of the protagonists. With this in mind, Korea View offers a movie recommendation for the holiday season. It is on the gory side (viewer discretion advised) but one that you will find reflecting…

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Region: Asia

December 1, 2021

Why are Korean cultural products going global when many other countries around the world also have a robust and dynamic domestic TV, music, and cinema scene? Some observers point to the Korean government’s direct support as the differentiating variable. But Sciences Po Paris lecturer Jimmyn Parc argues in a recent paper for KEI that the…

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Region: Asia

October 28, 2021

In the brutal contest for streaming views, “Squid Game” has outplayed its competitors to become Netflix’s biggest hit. Beyond its own success, however, the dystopian drama also epitomizes what has become a mutually beneficial partnership between the streaming giant and South Korea’s creative industry. As KEI’s Troy Stangarone underscores, the show is an example of Netflix’s strategy…

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Region: Asia

October 21, 2021