Korean Wave | A. Prof Jo Elfving-Hwang

From BTS to Busan's Film Festivals, how has Korea's cultural influence spread across the globe? Find out in this episode of #TheFutureOf.

What is the Korean Wave or ‘Hallyu’ [00:50]
• How the government encouraged a cultural push of Hallyu [14:14]
• Korean Cultures spread to Australia [21:23]
• How the spread of Korean culture impacts life in South Korea itself [39:23]  

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Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang

Jo Elfving-Hwang is an Associate Professor of Korean Society and Culture in the School of Media Creative Arts and Social Inquiry (MCASI) at Curtin University. She is also Dean Global, Korea, with the Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Global, Director of the Korea Research & Engagement Centre at Curtin University and Major Coordinator of the Korean Studies program at Curtin.
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