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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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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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K-Pop Rises to Social Advocacy

Korea View
October 4, 2021
What might be prompting K-pop bands to engage in social activism on the global stage? One thought is that bands are shaped by their international fanbase.

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Remembering History... On the Big Screen

Korea View
September 29, 2021
History, politics, and geopolitics are ever-present in Northeast Asia - and they are increasingly part of the media landscape.

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North Korean Fears of South Korean Culture

Dafna Zur
September 22, 2021
Kim Jong-un has called K-pop a ‘vicious cancer’ but whether it will destabilize the North Korean regime is impossible to say.

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D.P. Elevates Conversations on Conscript Abuse

Korea View
September 21, 2021
Netflix's new TV show D.P. is jumpstarting widespread discussions about abusive conditions that many conscripts face in South Korea’s military.

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Arguments for Individual Choice Gains Traction

Korea View
September 3, 2021
A change in focus from business interests to individual choice proves effective in ending a controversial anti-online gaming law.

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