The South Korean culture machine that conquered the world
From Squid Game to K-pop to kimchi, South Korea has taken the planet by storm. How did a once-impoverished country turn its fortunes around? And what has it done for South Korea's standing abroad?
'Hallyu! The Korean Wave' is on at the V&A in South Kensington until June 2023: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/hallyu-the-korean-wave
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Guest: Josh Glancy, Special Correspondent, The Sunday Times.
Host: Jenny Kleeman.
Clips: BBC News, Deutsche Welle, Oscars, ABC News, Blackpink, The White House.
Film and music excerpts:
Crash Landing on You, dir. Lee Jeong-hyo, Netflix
I Know, Seo Taiji and Boys, Genie Music
Into the New World, Girls Generation, SM Entertainment
Gangnam Style, Psy, YG Entertainment
Butter, BTS, Hybe Corporation/Big Hit Music
Boombayah, BLACKPINK, YG Entertainment
Parasite, dir. Bong Joon Ho, CJ Entertainment
Squid Game, dir. Hwang Dong-hyuk, Netflix
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