18 Jul '11, 11am

FEATURE: Korean culture spreads across globe

Seoul/Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Some people call it a "virus", others an "addiction". The media frequently portrays it as an unprecedented phenomenon that started in Asia and spread rapidly from continent to continent, even to remote places people had never imagined. This phenomenon is Hallyu or the Korean Wave. The term Korean Wave was coined by a Chinese journalist in 1999 to describe the growing popularity of Korea's pop culture in East and Southeast Asia. It has now captured the hearts and minds of millions of people across the globe. Many have the mistaken impression that the Korean Wave consists of only two elements: Korean films and K-Pop, which takes its name from Japanese pop or J-Pop. But, there is more to Korean Wave than that. It is a multifaceted giant differing from country to country. For example, pop music and TV dramas, which earned Korea the monike...

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