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EAST0011 Understanding Korean Pop Culture, Hallyu (Asianet) 3 ECTS
Person in charge
Jimmyn Parc (Sciences Po, France) ASIANET

Learning outcomes

Cultural industries are usually more concerned with the notion of "art" and "national identity". Too often the business aspect and its role as the promoter of culture in their creative activities has been ignored, or in some case has even been considered a taboo. This course will focus precisely on the business activities to promote cultural industries It will highlight the role of corporations as a leading, supporting, and visionary agent including - while performing - other typical business activities. The course will further offer insight in methods to boost the contents of Hallyu and its industry further. Finally, it will help students understand the cultural industry and Korean contemporary culture, and is designed to prepare students for analytical skills.


This course will examine how and why Korean cultural contents have gained their competitiveness and become popular around the world. First, this course offers a lesson on several useful business theories, and by applying these theories, this course will seek to answer these questions. Lastly, this course will cover challenges of Hallyu for the future and extract lessons for Europe's further development.

Modes of study

Online lectures (4.5h), course readings, six one-page weekly summaries, and a final short essay.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
2. year autumn

Autumn 2017

Further information

Application period open 21st August - 15th September, 2017

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
Finnish Study Modules