Cultural Diplomacy In South Korea

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South Korea in Building Its Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy Through Its Culture and Technology: Case Study of K-Pop Music Industry I. Abstract In these recent years, South Korea has becoming one of the influential soft powers by attracting others by its cultures, especially on it entertainment aspects. South Korea nowadays in this globalized world also in its attempt to build and strengthen its diplomacy through the cultures they have. The cultures of South Korea are now becoming trends not only for Asian people but also for people around the world, especially now South Korea is generally known with its K-Pop music industry, which K-Pop music industry becomes one of the most important factors that can influence the successfulness of South…show more content…
Keywords: Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy, Technology, Culture, K-Pop Music Industry II. Introduction The cultures of South Korea, whether the traditional cultures and even the modern cultures are known as very unique cultures which always attract people’s attention, especially in these past decades, K-Pop music industry becomes the trends for people around the world. K-Pop music itself or generally known as Korean Pop music, has a meaning as a genre of music which is originally comes from South Korea that consists of pop, pop electronic, ballad, hip hop, dance pop, rock, and also RnB genres (Kpop For Beginners, 2017). K-Pop music now has grown into a popular subculture for teenagers and youths not only in Asia but also around the world. K-Pop also is known as one of the most recognizable music genres in the world because of its beats and coordinated dance moves that now are being widely adopted by pop stars in other countries (Feng, 2016). In these…show more content…
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