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Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media (Perspectives On Contemporary Korea) (Paperback)

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Collectively known as Hallyu, Korean music, television programs, films, online games, and comics enjoy global popularity, thanks to new communication technologies. In recent years, Korean popular culture has also become the subject of academic inquiry. Whereas the Hallyu’s impact on Korea’s national image and domestic economy, as well as on transnational cultural flows, have received much scholarly attention, there has been little discussion of the role of social media in Hallyu’s propagation.

Contributors to Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media explore the ways in which Korean popular cultural products are shared by audiences around the globe; how they generate new fans, markets, and consumers through social media networks; and how scholars can analyze, interpret, and envision the future of this unprecedented cultural phenomenon.

About the Author


Sangjoon Lee is Assistant Professor in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abé Mark Nornes is Professor of Asian Cinema at the University of Michigan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780472052523
ISBN-10: 0472052527
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2015
Pages: 276
Language: English
Series: Perspectives On Contemporary Korea