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The Korean Wave: From PSY to BTS -The Impact of K-Pop on the South Korean Economy

Paulina Sajnach, University of Stirling – 22/01/2021 South Korean pop music, commonly referred to as ‘K-Pop’, has become a worldwide phenomenon which has boosted the South Korean economy immensely. The live stage performances, music videos and the music itself is crafted with meticulous care and detail.  Over the years, numerous South Korean musicians have gained…

The apparent reappearance of a mysteriously absent Kim Jung Un

Despite the apparent reappearance of a mysteriously absent Kim Jung Un from public view for over three weeks to open a fertilizer factory, we sought a perspective from Dr Jim Hoare, who has been an Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme of Chatham House since 2014. A former Diplomat he opened the original British Embassy…