Introduction:Starting from thelate 20th century and the early 21st century,there is a growing fantasticphenomenon that south Korean popular culture is becoming increasingly welcomedin Asia.
The whole Asia has been draped by the Korean popularity.So,my purposeof writing the first part is to find in-depth factors why it’s so popular inAsia?I am going to introduce what is the popular culture of south Koreanfirst.Then,analyse the actions of south Korean government(revolutions instrategy).Last,the most important,connecting the cultural features with itspopularity.(explain its own reasons).
Wish you have a deep recognition about thepopularity of Korean culture. Firstly,let’sfigure out what the south Korean popular culture exactly is?(or what kinds ofsouth Korean culture are widespread in Asia?)Theculture of a country is obviously diverse, so I choose the most typical tointroduce.Culturalaspect :Custom and etiquetteEntertainmentdomain: Drama. Secondly,We look back on the strategicalrevolutions(what did government do?)”Since the end of the cold war,governmentsof South Korea have been committed to developing culture and graduallyestablished the principle of cultural neutrality. More specific:The first stagewas from 1948to the 1970s.This period can be called the “fetal life “ofKorean cultural policy.During that stage,South Korea is extremely poor, and themajority of people are busy with their livelihoods, and cultural aspirationsare not strong.
The second stage is the late 1990s to the present.This period isthe development period of the south Korean cultural policy and the”self-discipline period”. Since the late 1990s, South Korea has begunto recognize the economic value of culture. South Korea’s cultural policy wasno longer a simple protection of traditional culture and art, but pay attentionto how to improve people’s quality of life by culture.
The government’sunderstanding of the economic value of culture was further deepened after theAsian financial crisis in 1997.In order to get out of the economic crisis as soonas possible,strategyfor “Culture Orientated National Development”is proposed.Because the governmentis constantly pushing and reforming.”1The vitality and motivation of Koreanculture are nutritional, leading the rapid and effective spread in Asia.
Thirdly:ownreasons(core)Initially,Iwant to talk about etiquette.In South Korea,etiquette, or the code of social behavior that governs human interactions, islargely derived from Korean Confucianism and focuses on the core values of thisreligion”.2 In addition to general behaviour, etiquette in South Korea alsodetermines how to behave with respect to social status.So,the reason whyKorea’s etiquette culture can be referred widely is that it is remarkable andsignificant for the stability and orderly development of society.Asia countriesneed to learn from Korean,publishing regulations to maintain the societystable.
Next,I will introduce what is etiquette briefly.Socialetiquette:Visitbefore booking.Entering the family or restaurant should change shoes .VisitingSouth Korea’s family need to bring a gift and hand it to the host.
Don’t libertyto visit the master’s room.When meet each other,bow to 45 degrees.If youngergeneration meet their elders,bow first,then stand aside.When the elders cameinto the room,all people stand up to ask ages,etc.
Cateringetiquette:Takea seat according to age. Start eating when elder starts.A dish which have notmoved by the elders cannot be moved by anyone. After dinner, you are not allowto leave until the elder leaves.Put the finished stuffs to the originalposition,etc.
Thereare still too much etiquette I haven’t mentioned, but we need to know thesignificance of obeying etiquette.Koreans believe that obeying the rules andetiquette is a basic way to live.Stable and harmonious society will be built inthis way.Let’smove on to drama.Severalfeatures of Korean drama:Precious moments -Thereare many precious and impressed moments in K-dramas. Some are funny, some arecute, the best are both. And it’s new to people who haven’t seen much Asiantelevision.Culturalappeal-It’s educational.
Watching Korean dramas lets you absorb information about adifferent culture without the hassle of dreary studying. You learn aboutdifferent societal norms by watching the day to day life of the characters.Watch even one Korean drama and you will understand that shoes are taken off atthe door without anyone needing to tell you.3Contextclean- Themajority of K-Dramas are very clean compared to American movies and television.Foul language is rare, violence is minimal.Colorfulcategories and unique broadcasting- The Korean dramas have an unexpected plot,combining creativity with art.
The drama of south Korean dramas is diverse,withromantic dramas,thrillers,sad movies, comedies, family dramas and motivationaldramas. This has created a market for Korean dramas,and it is suitable for allclasses.One episode will be published immediately when finish filming,unlikeother countries-broadcasting until the whole drama ends. Thesecond question:Howhas Korean cultural appeal impacted China?Introduction:As China’sneighbor,South Korean culture has had a great influence on China in recentyears. For example,Watch Korean dramas,wear Korean clothing,learn eatinghabits,learn Korean etiquette,etc.We call this phenomenon “Koreanwave”.
So how does the “Korean wave” affect China? Illustrating thisquestions is the purpose of me writing the second part.I want to explain itfrom two aspects:merits and drawbacks.Each coins has two sides,when we discusssuch topic,dialectical analysis is needed.First,about merits.culture stimulatestourism and students studying abroad. “The Chinese inbound tourists in 2013have become the first nationality of visitors to South Korea, ahead of the Japanese,and accounted for more than 35% of total visitors. The number of people goingto South Korea for study and tourism is increasing every year,In 2015, thenumber of Chinese tourists to South Korea reached 6.
11 million.More than 70percent of the main tourists to South Korea are shopping, and about two percentof Chinese tourists are to feel the Korean culture”.4The increase in thenumber of tourists and students has made the two countries politically close.The two countries have been discussing policies that would benefit theircitizens, such as the “exemption of some tuition fees for internationalstudents” and “the simplification of visa”.In the cultural aspect,Chinesegovernment encourages students to study abroad, encouraging citizens to travel,sothat China can absorb Korea’s colorful culture.In life aspect,learningetiquette and learn to obey social order,being a responsible citizen,learningKorean dress collocation,knowing the drinking culture of Korean,watching Koreandramas, listening to music in South Korea,etc.The Chinese society has made hugeprogress,citizens’ quality have been improved and People’s spirit andtemperament has become better,the way they behave is changing .
Actually,bad influencescan be witnessed on teenagers.An increasing number of teenagers are in a crazy state for chasing the Korean fashion.Because Korean dramas deliver too many fancy things to young people,clothing collocation,jewelry,behaviors,etc.Young people always belong to a group of people who are not really know right from wrong and low in self-control.They are easy go astray.What is more,many female fans are dramatically crazy about the handsome singers and actors.Most of them are insane.Network abuse,suicide and self-harm caused by a Korean singer or actor happens countless,which is terrible and dangerous to family and society.Meanwhile,it is adverse for traditional Chinese culture.If young generations are keep chasing the Korean fancy culture,Chinese traditional culture will be forgotten and abandoned.Abstract: The whole thesis is to solve two questionsFactors that contribute to the popularity of south Korean popular culture in Asia and how has Korean cultural appeal impacted China?As for the first question,my arguments:1?the popularity of south Korean must be supported by government,so I mentioned the revolutions of reform.2?The popularity can not leave itself,the culture has it own charm and magic,such as etiquette can pure and stabilize the society,making it harmonious.This is the most important part,connecting the popularity with culture features.Because,no matter how the government try,culture should full itself.As for the Second question,my argument is:pop culture from south Korean have advantages and disadvantages.How the good influences flow in?By mutual communication,visiting,exchanging students from both sides.Let more Chinese people know south Korean,so that the etiquette,dress collocation,eating habits,drama,music will spread into China naturally.How about disadvantage?Teenagers is attracted firmly by the Korean fashion,crazy and insane actions will occur.It’s harmful for families and society.Chinese traditional culture will suffer and face challenge.Inconclusion,with the help of government,along with it own charm,culture of southKorean is widely accepted by Asian countries,getting terrificresponds.Though,it has shortcomings,but the benefits outweigh thedisadvantages.We should acknowledge the gorgeous influences,but can not denythe bad influence it brings.