Hallyu was first appeared during the mid 1990s after Korea entered into foreign affair with China in1992. Korean dramas and pop music caught a great popularity in Chinese speaking communities. The first successful Korean drama, “What is Love?”, it was played by China Central Television. During that period, “What is Love” had an incredible audience rating of 4.2%. That means almost over 150 million Chinese audience watched it.
There was a great connection between China and Korean since years ago. Taylor Washburn wrote an article called “How an Ancient Kingdom Explains Today’s China-Korean Relations.” “Although governed in its final two centuries from Pyongyang, the kingdom 's early capitals sat north of the Yalu River, which today demarcates the western portion of the China-Korea border.” This claimed the history between china and Korean in 1930s. Also in the movie “The Good, The Bad, The Weird”, it talked about when Japan invaded Korea, a large number of exiles moved to Chinese Manchuria which is connect with Korean board. Some bandits was fight for treasure and most sense was taken place in Manchuria. It not difficult to say since then, Korean’s special culture has got involved in china, and they already started a ...
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... of media. They are maintaining a relatively high exposure in China’s print media and electronic media. Most of the websites established a Korean section. Take Sohu a Chinese famous website as an example, it features a Korean entertainment column. In this column, it introduced the latest Korean movies, dramas, music, Shows and Korean Stars. Korean Drama indeed occupy several top hits. In China, China and Korean cooperation has held plenty of Korean singer concert. Hallyu is pushing toward the world under the medias.
Since the 1990s, globalization has become a popular trend in the world. In 21st century, developed countries and regions formed the central source to spread. Hallyu’s appearance has a great relation to the global modern industrial, popular culture, hedonism and consumerism. Korean culture make the most people’s lifestyle full of enjoyable and pluralistic.
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