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  • From the unapologetic fanaticism that is often connected with hallyu the recent spread of Korean culture around the globe, it is almost as if the K-pop factor just fell onto the South Korean government's lap, eagerly waiting to be used as an instrument for expanding soft power and cultural engagement with the world.

    Linda Constant: K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

  • Today, I read about the suicide of another Korean actor, Park Yong-Ha, another star of the Korean wave or hallyu, which stands for the spread of Korean culture to Asia and the world.

    Bernard Rowan: Hallyu and Haan

  • One result of hallyu is aggressive competition between channels over dramas in Korea, and the budget to make a drama is increasing tremendously.

    Korea: Drama Kingdom

  • Exports of music products surged from $6 million in 2002 to $31.3 million in 2009 as the phenomenon known as the Korean Wave hallyu spread.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "New cable television program providers are required to promote the quality of Korean culture in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, where hallyu Korean wave has been spreading,"

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Actresses makes much of Choi's huge stardom in Japan, mostly due to the massive popularity there of Winter Sonata, the 2002 Korean TV drama that was a smash hit across Asia, and was a major work of the hallyu (Korean pop-culture wave) phenomenon.


  • The pop star who took Korea by storm and rode on top of the hallyu, the popular culture movement in Korea, recently released her first full-length

    The Tech - MIT's Student Newspaper

  • Because Big Bang has released albums in Japan, people are already feeling the vibe of new hallyu star.

    BIG BANG Fansite

  • Previous hallyu stars have been famous among the ah-joom-ma's, it is highly predicted that TOP will bring the fans of younger ages.

    BIG BANG Fansite

  • "Some people might treat hallyu as superficial, but the real boom place (of Korean language education) is Japan," Fouser said in an interview with The Korea Herald.



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    The Modern Language Association says there was a 45 percent increase in university-level enrollment in Korean language classes between 2009 and 2013, from 8,449 students to 12,229. Though the raw numbers are still quite small, a look at why any sort of jump might be happening is interesting. Larry Gordon, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, thinks the wave of international fascination with Korean pop culture — hallyu — is partially responsible.

    April 3, 2015