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South Korea’s International Culture Markets and the Rise of a New Creative Economy

Chapter


Abstract


  • To present some new insights to Chinese readers and others interested in possibly collaborating with Korean partners, this chapter provides select industry and policy historical information on the pillars of South Korea’s creative industries. It specifically explores key developments in the television broadcasting, gaming, animation and cartoons, webtoons, popular music (aka K-pop) and fashion sectors. I begin with an overview of the Korea Creative Content Agency, South Korea's primary government agency that manages the development of creative and cultural contents in domestic and international markets, and then cover each of the abovementioned areas in some detail. It is hoped that this chapter will offer a deeper understanding of some of the vital activities that are impacting on the future shape and scope of Korea’s growing creative industries, which now features innovation hubs, start-up accelerators, and co-working spaces as part of Korea’s larger creative economy.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Yecies, B. "South Korea’s International Culture Markets and the Rise of a New Creative Economy." 2017 Report on International Cultural Markets. Beijing, China: Capital University of Economics and Business Press, 2017, 553-566. 2017

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 978-7-5638-2609-4

Book Title


  • 2017 Report on International Cultural Markets

Start Page


  • 553

End Page


  • 566

Place Of Publication


  • Beijing, China

Abstract


  • To present some new insights to Chinese readers and others interested in possibly collaborating with Korean partners, this chapter provides select industry and policy historical information on the pillars of South Korea’s creative industries. It specifically explores key developments in the television broadcasting, gaming, animation and cartoons, webtoons, popular music (aka K-pop) and fashion sectors. I begin with an overview of the Korea Creative Content Agency, South Korea's primary government agency that manages the development of creative and cultural contents in domestic and international markets, and then cover each of the abovementioned areas in some detail. It is hoped that this chapter will offer a deeper understanding of some of the vital activities that are impacting on the future shape and scope of Korea’s growing creative industries, which now features innovation hubs, start-up accelerators, and co-working spaces as part of Korea’s larger creative economy.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Yecies, B. "South Korea’s International Culture Markets and the Rise of a New Creative Economy." 2017 Report on International Cultural Markets. Beijing, China: Capital University of Economics and Business Press, 2017, 553-566. 2017

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 978-7-5638-2609-4

Book Title


  • 2017 Report on International Cultural Markets

Start Page


  • 553

End Page


  • 566

Place Of Publication


  • Beijing, China