Modern Korea, as seen through pop music, soap operas

“After the near‐collapse of the world’s financial system has shown that we economists really do not know how the world works, I am much too embarrassed to teach economics anymore, which I have done for many years. I will teach Modern Korean Drama instead,” said Uwe Reinhardt, an economist at Princeton, on the first page of his plan for a lecture titled “Introductory Korean Drama.”

Korea Drama Festival (KDF)

The Korea Drama Festival (KDF), first started in 2006, is an annual event celebrating Korean dramas—loved not only by Koreans, but by people all around the world. Main events include the Korea Drama Awards, the Drama OST Concert, and Drama Musical. Subsidiary events include drama exhibitions, hands-on experience programs, and cultural events that allow visitors to experience the true charm of Hallyu.