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K Culture: K-pop, Cuisine, On Screen, And More – Celebrating The Korean Wave

K Culture: K-pop, Cuisine, On Screen, And More – Celebrating The Korean Wave

Current price: $45.00
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Publisher:
Quadrille Publishing
ISBN:
9781837830879
Pages:
256
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Description

Celebrate Korean culture whilst learning about its past and present in this comprehensive and fascinating guide.

In recent years, Korean popular culture has taken the form of a tidal wave sweeping over the West. Whether it’s music, film, drama series, fashion, or cuisine, South Korea is establishing itself as a key player on the world stage. And the Korean Wave (Hallyu) shows no sign of stopping. Even before Squid Game and the award-winnning film Parasite, K-pop had become a $5 billion industry and Korean food had become the exciting new regional cuisine in restaurants and bars.

K Culture will reveal all aspects of South Korea's way of life, both historically and in its new found fame. Including sections on K-pop bands, cinema, drama, art, comics, food, fashion, and night-life, with features within each section on the best films, shows, stars, artists etc.—this book offers different gateways into contemporary South Korea and what drives it.

Also highlighted is the global influence, with a focus on eight cities from around the world (including London, Paris, Berlin, Toronto, New York, and L.A.) that have embraced this dynamic culture. This book is a stunning, informative, and fun handbook to the Korean Wave.

About the Author

Simon Clair is a music journalist and an author. He has partnered with publications such as Stylist or Slate, and is the author of the book Lizzy Mercier Décloux, uneéclipse (2019) and Territoires durap (editionsE/P/A).