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The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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“Speeding” into Marriage

Korea View
February 21, 2022
Celebrities announcing their premarital pregnancies in South Korea are not as deviant from traditional family norms as they might appear.

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Hanbok Controversy Stokes Anti-Chinese Sentiment

Korea View
February 11, 2022
The Korean anger at China’s use of hanbok stems from the clothing’s role in not only the country’s national identity but also present prestige.

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Koreans Eat More Ethically

Korea View
February 4, 2022
Growing public interest in protecting the environment is driving investments in meat alternatives by leading South Korean firms.

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The Korea Wave and the Japanese Wall: The Limits of Korean Soft Power

Terrence Matsuo
February 2, 2022
One of Korea's strongest capabilities is its soft power, but there are limitations to what objectives the Korean government can achieve using Hallyu.

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Changing Views on Tattoos in South Korea

Korea View
February 1, 2022
The growing cultural dissonance surrounding tattoos in South Korea reflects how the generational divide has many manifestations.

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Jingoism in the Digital Age

Korea View
January 25, 2022
YouTube provides a vehicle for South Korea’s hyper-nationalist movement and demonstrates society’s vulnerability to misinformation.

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Praise Without Representation?

Korea View
January 18, 2022
Golden Globe nominations for two actors in the Korean Netflix show Squid Game are monumental, but they also reveal gender and racial bias of U.S. entertainment industry.

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A Future for Virtual Concerts?

Korea View
January 3, 2022
Although audiences still prefer live performances, South Korea’s entertainment industry will likely continue building on virtual concerts that were piloted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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