Korean Wave: Impact on political agenda, global economy, and the social system in South Korea
Jeannie Han, Senior Vice President, Paramount Pictures. Jeannie is directly involved with all aspects of releasing Paramount motion pictures, as well as both DreamWorks and DreamWorks animation films.
The "Korean Wave" began with the export of Korean TV dramas. The export of the entertainment media is the second largest item in Korea since 2002, and now South Korea has become one of the world's top ten cultural content exporters in the global market place. The growing success of Korean dramas and remakes not only have an impact on the Korean political agenda but also on the social ramifications of the status of entertainment professionals.
The spread of the Korean Wave also faces a backlash in other countries, especially in China and Japan. Professor Lee gave insights into the reasons for the backlash from those countries.
Han, Jeannie, "Korean Wave: Impact on political agenda, global economy, and the social system in South Korea" (2009). Y.B. Min Lecture Series. 17.