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7/27/2016 10:42:23 AM

mcervantes
mcervantes
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Very interesting info regarding Korean entertainment. K pop bands are a little like our boy bands but on steroids. It is sad that some managements make their stars change their looks. What happens to the group members when they get too old?
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7/27/2016 10:43:39 AM

iverdin
iverdin
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[font=-apple-system-font]It was fascinating to learn about K-pop and K-drama. I never imagined the reach it had around the world. Korean soap operas remind me of Mexican novelas. Plots are somewhat similar, I am not a big fan of this time of TV transmission but after watching those clips in class I have to admit that they are funny and engaging. I’m sure my students would love to watch them, perhaps they can make a comparison to American and Mexican soap operas. It would be interesting to see their perspective. The can focus on the plot, type of characters, clothing, filming locations. I’m eager to see what students come up with. [/font]
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7/27/2016 10:48:57 AM

mhagiwara
mhagiwara
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Subject: Movie Remakes
Jennifer Jung-Kim's discussion of Korean movies and television clearly shows the impact and influence that these stories have on foreign viewers and societies. However, it also shows that what works in Korea doesn't always work in foreign markets. The types of shows that are shown in Asian markets have a unique personality and characteristic to them that I don't believe transfers or translates in language or actions, especially variety shows. Shows like The Running Man, Haunted House, and even the eating/cooking shows probably have longevity here in the US. Often times I think the success of these shows in Korea speaks to the social structure and social norms, which are often times at odds with those in the US. I'd like to hear what others think about this conclusion. Thanks!
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7/27/2016 10:49:05 AM

nminassian
nminassian
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Subject: Korean TV and music
Thank you for introducing Korean music groups and drama. I enjoyed watching the little clips.it vas shocking to learn that the government pays for their education, training, and even for their plastic surgery. As soon they become successful the government gets 80%of their profits.
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7/27/2016 10:58:13 AM

jschilp
jschilp
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Subject: DUI
We need to adopt the way of getting rid of stars who do not live up to the model of what honor is. Whether it be sports, music, or acting, these people are roll models but the fail to be the honorable people they need to be. That's the difference between us & a culture steeped in Confucian ways. This is something I reinforced with my softball players when I coached - BE the model of what it means to be the best. Now that I'm taking over the Leadership Adviser position at my school, I'm going to demand that out of these kids.
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7/27/2016 11:05:20 AM

cindyn
cindyn
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Subject: Kpop
Kpop is big business in Asia and America. Last year, there was a concert in Los Angeles for the Korean band, Big Bang. This concert sold out so quick that I wasn't able to buy tickets for this event. This phenomenon has crossover to many aspects of my daily life: shows I watch, clothing styles, music, and etc. Growing up in LA, Korean culture was not really accessible due to the language barrier and the rigid perspective of outsiders. So I am very happy to see that times have changed.
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7/27/2016 11:05:31 AM

yyan
yyan
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I have introduced many aspects of Chinese traditional culture to my students. I haven't gotten a chance to introduce Chinese pop culture yet. I will probably add one more unit into my curriculum to introduce Chinese pop culture.
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7/27/2016 11:07:28 AM

jmallard
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http://www.esportsearnings.com/tournaments/19080-evo-2016-sfv

I love e-sports! My husband and I were watching the Street Fighter tournament and were literally on the edge of our seats cheering for our favorite gamer Fuudo who took 2nd place and lost to Infiltration . Its interesting to see that the top winners are from Korea and Japan with only 1 from USA. The earnings are alot and I wonder how the career aspirations will change over time to more young boys and young men being interested and spending their hours studying e- games vs their academics as well as will the interest of young boys learning martial arts decline as opposed to playing these fighting games.

1. Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of $50,642.00 1 Player
2.Japan Japan $46,906.60 6 Players
3. United States United States $3,521.40 1 Player
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7/27/2016 11:08:08 AM

njimenez
njimenez
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Subject: Repy to nminassian
I don't think its the government that pays for their education but but entertainment groups that hire them. They do support the wave to some degree by sponsoring events to create revenue. But ya, 80% of their profits is sad.
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7/27/2016 11:15:26 AM

yreynoso
yreynoso
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Subject: Korean Globalization
I was very pleased with today's session when I learned how Korean TV Drama and comedy has found great acceptance throughout Asia and various European countries. It is a shame that although the Korean TV shows demonstrate a great deal of creativity and innovative ideas, these are not well known in the USA. While Hollywood might see this situation as a potential rate decrease of popular American TV shows, this could result in a positive outcome, which bring new and fresh ideas for marketing more products and increasing ratings of new TV shows. On the long run, this could bring more revenue to the film and television industry, since we live in a diverse world. As a Latino woman, I grew up in the tele-novela culture, where TV drama was often the preferred afternoon family activity after dinner. We transmitted the taste for these programs at the same time that keeps families together somehow. Nowadays, novelas, food shows, comedy, and talent shows are the 'norm' to keep people entertained in America.
I would incorporate K-TV shows and short films in an English class to practice character and plot analysis skills during think-pair-share activities and small group presentations.
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7/27/2016 11:39:03 AM

cindyn
cindyn
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Subject: Kpop in Vietnam
In the last few years, Korean culture has influenced not only in America but also in many Asian countries. I wasn't surprised that Korean culture had crossed over to Vietnam but I was really shocked at the degree of influence. I traveled to Vietnam a few times in the last 10 years and each time Korean influence becomes more and more dominate. Many of the young and wealthy adults were dressing in Korean fashion, make-up, plastic surgery, and etc. Vietnam, being a communist country was really closed-off to other countries for a long time but now it has changed 180 degrees. I take this as a change in the times for Vietnam and I believe it's for the better.
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7/27/2016 11:42:26 AM

cgonzalez
cgonzalez
Posts: 59
Subject: How to use K-Wave in Classroom
It was great to hear how Social Studies teachers would use the material to day in their classrooms. I specially liked how you can create 3 groups and make them each a different country, Japan, Korea and China, and make students come up with a way to represent each country as their final product. There were great ideas I really appreciated that.
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7/27/2016 12:54:44 PM

gtyau
gtyau
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Subject: Korean Wave
Learning about Hallyu (in both the readings and today in class) was fascinating. What I found especially interesting is how intentional (as a commodity) it has become, rather than an organic by product of the diaspora. The layers of government support pop culture and intellectual property in South Korea receives is interesting to say the least. The socialist/nationalistic motivations combined with the capitalistic business models is similar to China in many respects, yet doesn't carry a lot of social equity issues that China presents with its self-promotion. The back channel economic infrastructure and government oversight in both South Korea and China feel similar (from my rather naive perspective) but the content and sentiment attached to the content is wholly different. I wonder how intentional that is?

Is how South Korean pop culture is produced and distributed more of a response to Japan, China or U.S.? On the surface I would assume it's a direct response to how Japan has treated the country, but I don't know enough about the history of the Korean peninsula. Why hasn't China done the same?
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7/27/2016 12:59:26 PM

gtyau
gtyau
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Subject: Military Stew & Mongolia
Two topics I'm definitely interested in learning more about and challenging my students to dive into are:
1) Military Stew
2) Mongolian & Korean connection

I think these two topics would be good gateways into learning about the history of Korea. I had no idea the Korean written language had ties to Mongolia (as obvious it might seem to others). Regarding the military stew, my interest was especially sparked with the mention of SPAM in the video clip. Spam has an interesting history, at least in Hawaii.
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7/27/2016 1:17:22 PM

njimenez
njimenez
Posts: 58
Subject: Response to the Korean Wave
Thank you so much for this lecture on Korean culture and how big it has become. Learned how Korean has influenced has gone international with its music, drama, movies and products. During the lecture I wrote down all the movies mentioned because I plan on seeing them for my film review. Like many other people, I too was introduced by K-pop through my family. Interesting to learn that most middle age women watch dramas because that is how I was introduced to it by my mother. It may also be that most middle age women are housewives and have time to watch dramas at home, I know I would if I had the time.

As mentioned by another teacher here, I can see myself teaching Korea by doing a group project with my students. I was thinking about how I can write different subjects on Korea on a piece of paper and having kids randomly choose them. Then students would create a PowerPoint on their topic where they will teach to the class. Afterwards, students can then choose to make an artwork on what they learned by using any media of their choice. This lesson would be great for students to learn and get introduced to Korean culture, if they haven’t already had some. This lesson would most likely be best for my AP Studio Art students who are asked to show mastery in different media of their choice.
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7/27/2016 1:45:05 PM

mhagiwara
mhagiwara
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Subject: Students & KPop
Until today I had thought that my students' interest in K-pop and K-drama was a "fad." Now I realize it is an amazing way to learn about new and diverse culture, which is important for social learning/education. Too often our students, especially those from at-risk communities, only have exposure to their own ethnic backgrounds and maybe one or two others. As teachers, we are a diverse group, but how often do we really share and teach about our own cultures to our students? Music, television, and movies are a wonderful way to give our students exposure to a new environment and it is our job to make sure we use this to help them understand that there are many diverse cultures out there worth learning about.
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7/27/2016 2:58:30 PM

ysun
ysun
Posts: 21
Subject: Hallyu
In the pass 10 to 20 years, I had very good time with my mom and girl friends with Korean dramas. My mom and I watch "Jewel in the Palace" for one week 8 hours a day, when she visited me. My girl friends were talked about those actors and actress in Korean dramas, whoever know more who is most popular person for that party.
I surprised those Korean drama are popular in US and world wide too.
I believe, put these drama into my lesson will get more attention from students.
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7/27/2016 7:29:25 PM

juanae
juanae
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Is always a pleasure to hear Professor Jennifer Jung-Kim, speak about Korea. It is interesting how popular K-pop is among Hispanics as well as Koreans and others. I personally don't like K-pop, but I understand why is popular. Also, I thought it was interesting how at one point China was the center of civilization in East Asia.
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7/27/2016 10:05:04 PM

hdao
hdao
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Subject: Will the real Korea please stand up?
@egonzalez, "[font=Times, "Times New Roman", serif]now I'm wondering, does this wave actually portray the culture of S. Korea in accurate manner? Are their true values shown through these dramas and pop-singers/band?" So are you asking, what is the real Korea? The answer to this question might be difficult for even a resident of Korea to answer. I see it all part and parcel of the Korea brand. Many countries are moving or aspiring to move in the direction of post-industrialization and a part of that is creating a globally recognized brand. Korean history, art and literature is another story that at times may or may not intersect with the Korean wave.[/font]
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7/27/2016 10:13:49 PM

hdao
hdao
Posts: 28
Subject: Kpop in Vietnam
@cindyn, all the girls in my family are huge fans. Before Korean products like Sanyo were considered second to Japanese and American goods, but I think Korean brands now are all on equal footing in Vietnam.
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