"Now and Then: The Current Korean Cultural Boom in Japan as Compared to During the Edo Period," by Seung Hee Han, an Asian Studies Faculty Research Seminar:
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Date: Friday, November 9th, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 150, Center for the Sciences
Sponsored by: Department of Education and Youth Studies
Contact: Jingjing Lou, Jingjing Lou: 608-363-2078
Hanryu (韓流Korean Wave) refers to the phenomenal growth in the popularity of Korean entertainment and culture that began in the 1990’s, especially in Japan.Currently many Japanese people of all generations listen to K-pop, watch Korean TV dramas and learn the Korean language. During the Edo period (1615-1867), there was a similar cultural impact that the Joseon Tongshinsa (朝鮮通信使) brought to Japan. The Joseon Tongshinsa was the official envoy group that the Joseon King dispatched to the Tokugawa Shogun at his request. The Joseon Tongshinsa’s visit ignited an intense interest in all things Joseon and hugely influenced Japanese culture.
This event is free and open to the campus and community.