Jargon Watch: Hallyu, Mociology & Microchunk

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hallyu – The rise of Korea as a cultural hotbed (what’s called the Korean wave in some quarters) in Asia: from the sexiest mobile phones, or well written and produced cinema to K-pop (the Korean equivalent of J-pop: sugar-coated Japanese pop music that carries well in other Asian markets and performed by young performers so … Read moreJargon Watch: Hallyu, Mociology & Microchunk

Red eyes on Korea

Reading Time: < 1 minute Films like Old Boy and Silmido are making waves amongst arthouse cinema fans and movie industry talent-spotters throughout the western world. It now seems that its not only Hollywood that is turning its eyes westwards to follow the latest cultural carrying-ons in Korea. The New York Times China’s Youth Look to Seoul for Inspiration by … Read moreRed eyes on Korea