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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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2021 in Review: K-pop Surviving Through the Pandemic

Jenna Gibson
December 27, 2021
In many ways, K-pop in 2021 was not terribly different from K-pop in 2020: a focus on online content, with in-person shows just starting to creep back.

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Movie Review: Memories of a Serial Killer Past

Korea View
December 1, 2021
As debates around the role of police continue in the United States, these movies are worth a watch to reflect on whether any institutions can remain true defenders of society without public accountability.

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How to Build a Competitive Streaming Platform

Korea View
November 19, 2021
Korea’s entertainment industry has to transition to becoming a platform that aggregates data but faces numerous challenges competing against foreign giants.

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Who Benefits from Korea's Creativity?

Korea View
November 15, 2021
Experts urge South Korea to level the playing field with multinational streaming platforms by focusing on protecting the rights of Korean content creators.

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Korea's Food Exports Reach New Highs

Korea View
November 4, 2021
Driven by pandemic-induced demand, Korea enjoyed the largest-ever increase in food exports (14.6%) despite an overall decrease in sales abroad.

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Measuring the Impact of Hallyu

Korea View
October 28, 2021
Some observers point to the Korean government’s direct support as a key driver of the Korean Wave - but this may not be as critical as is often claimed.

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Netflix’s Bet on Korean Content

Korea View
October 21, 2021
The dystopian drama epitomizes how partnerships between multinational streaming giants and the local creative industry can become mutually beneficial.

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Squid Game: Korea's Cinematic Tradition of Examining Power Relations

Korea View
October 12, 2021
Squid Game - the first Korean show to top Netflix’s charts - follows the country’s long cinematic tradition of examining inequality and power relations.

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