There is no doubt that South Korean movie takes up a significant position in the global movie industry. In particular, South Korean movie has gained it global popularity since the early 1990s. Nowadays, South Korean movie makes great contributions to the economy growth of South Korea.
There are lots of factors that positively fueling the development of South Korean movie. As a matter of fact, South Korean government has spared great efforts to develop its movie industry. In particular, the government has established protective policies ‘Screen Quota’ to ensure the production of South Korean movies. According to the ‘Screen Quota’ policy, South Korean movies should be screened more than 146 days in domestic cinemas. In addition, South Korean televisions need to show a certain number of South Korean movies. According to the former president Kim Dae Jung, South Korean movies should hold more than 40% of total market share in the domestic market. In this way, the government’s policies and relevant principles effectively ensure the production as well as development of South Korean movie.
In the meanwhile, South Korean movie industry has abundant funds and other financial supports. In fact, most corporations are very willing to make investments to the production of South Korean movie. As a consequence, the movie producers or corporations have enough money for the movie’s production as well as promotion. Also, the domestic banks will provide positive loan plans for the movie producers or corporations. In other words, the producers and corporations are able to receive enough budgets easily with the bank’s positive loan plans.
It is well known that the Hyundai Motor Company serves as a South Korean automobile manufacturer that headquartered in Seoul. In the modern society, the company has become the world’s fourth biggest automobile manufacturer. The company was established in 1967. In particular, the company has paid high attention to its oversea expansion as well as development. That is to say, the company fully concentrates on its transnational business, from manufacturing to selling. For instance, the company has recruited more than 75,000 employees all around the world. In addition, the company sells its vehicles products in about 193 nations via six thousand dealerships as well as showrooms.
In the early 21st century, the Hyundai Motor Company spared great efforts to expand its operation in the Asian market. Specifically, the company mainly targeted at the Chinese market as the growth of Chinese economy increased rapidly.
In 2002, Hyundai decided to cooperate with Beijing Automobile Industry Holding Co. so as to open its path to the Chinese market. As a consequence, Beijing Hyundai Motor was established, which realized the joint venture with Beijing Automotive Group. Along with the rapid growth of Chinese economy, Beijing Hyundai Motor had sold about 700,000 passenger vehicles in 2010. In order to attract more consumers, Beijing Hyundai Motor cooperated with South Korean starts in product promotions. For instance, a famous actor Lee Min Ho was invited by Hyundai so as to promote the new ‘Veloster’ in the Chinese market. Undoubtedly, Beijing Hyundai Motor will develop rapidly in the future.
Kia Motors Corporation is the second largest automobile manufacture in South Korea, which is headquartered in Seoul. From past to present, the corporation has been in the leading place in the automobile manufacturing industry in South Korea.
In the year of 2012, the corporation has received the sales of more than 2.7 million vehicles. One year later, the sales of vehicles had increased by approximately 2.75 million. In fact, the corporation successfully develops in domestic market while it also expands its operation and scale in oversea market, especially for the US market.
In order to expand the scale, Kia Motor Corporation set up a branch corporation in the US. As a matter of fact, Kia Motors America (KMA) serves as the corporation’s sales, distribution, and marketing in the United States. In particular, KMA provides a full line of automobiles through over 750 dealers across the US. In the year of 2008, it was estimated that KMA had increased its market share in the US. One year later, KMA came as the eighth place of the best-selling automotive brand in the US market. In addition, Kia Motors Corporation began to conduct its production in the US. Therefore, the corporation set up Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point. In the year of 2012, the corporation decided to construct more facilities. As a consequence, Kia Sorento crossover vehicle and Kia Optima sedan was created this year.
According to South Korean media, it is estimated that the entertainment industry of South Korea (including K-dramas, films, and artist’s performances) had gained more than 0.9 billion USD from the oversea market in the year of 2011. In particular, the total revenue of 2011 had twice increased comparing with the one of 2010.
In fact, a great number of companies in the South Korean entertainment industry target at oversea market, such as Japan and China. Specifically, most South Korean artists continue their career in Japan. For instance, Girls Generation and Kara attended the NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen in Japan last year. The NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen is the most important event in the field of J-pop music. As usual, foreign singers can not attend this event unless they are very famous all around the world.
In recent years, it seems that an increasing number of South Korean artists will make their first appearance in Japan as well. In order to have better development in Japanese market, most South Korean entertainment corporations export K-dramas, films, and K-pop music to the Japanese entertainment industry. In addition, most South Korean corporations will hold more concerts or fans meeting in Japan. What is more, a great number of South Korean corporations encourage their artists to study and practice Japanese. In this way, South Korean artists can develop their career in Japan more effectively. For one thing, South Korean artists are able to receive more performance opportunities in Japan. In addition, they can better communicate with their Japanese fans.
Education industry in South Korea greatly fuels the dissemination of South Korean cultures. the nation works hard to improve the educational system so as to provide a better environment for the inheritance and development of South Korean culture. Not only because people would able to learn about South Korean cultures from accepting education, but also they can obtain personal development and improve their skills so as to better inherit, disseminate, and develop South Korean culture.
The government of South Korea has spent great efforts to improve and develop the educational systems for years. In fact, there are thousands of educational institutions in South Korea. Specifically, Seoul National University takes up the fourth place among the Asian universities and colleges. In particular, traditional culture of South Korea is included in the daily course for the university students. For instance, foreign students are able to get the chances to know more about South Korean cultures and traditions through their learning in Seoul National University. In the meanwhile, domestic students can learn more ways to present their own cultures to their foreign classmates. In addition, YonSel University and Korea University are one of the best schools in Asia.
The three universities are called S.K.Y in South Korea, which indicates that this three universities hold up the sky for Korean education. In fact, South Korean culture is included in the significance courses of the three universities.
Language serves as one of the most significant aspects in the human society. In addition, it is a vital component of human culture. In fact, language refers to the human ability to obtain and use complicated systems of communication. Specifically, a language can be considered as any particular example of such a system. As usual, the types of language vary from nations to nations. In particular, Korean is the official language of South Korea and North Korea. Meanwhile, it is one of the two official languages in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China. There are approximately 80 million Korean speakers around the globe.
Before the 19th century, Koreans wrote and adapted hanja (Chinese characters) to conduct communications. Specifically, hanja was adapted and complemented by phonetic systems, such as idu, hyangchal, and gugyeol. In the 15th century, Sejong the Great decided to establish Hunmin Jeongum to regulate the Korean language, which helped to commission a writing system called Hangul in the nation. However, Hangul was not widely used at that time. In the early 20th century, Koreans started to widespread use Hangul as the yangban aristocracy’s prefers to use hanja. Hanja finally became the official language in the country. After the Second World War, the whole nation was divided as South Korea and North Korea. At that time, South Korea forbade the uses of hanja in the country. However, this change of language had brought many inconveniences to the Koreans. As a consequence, South Korea had to continue the use and education of hanja.
In South Korea, the clothing industry takes up a significant position. People around the world are very obsessed with South Korean fashion. A great number of people follow the clothing trends of South Korea to show their fashion tastes. However, traditional clothing of South Korea also serves as a significant aspect of South Korean fashion and clothing industry
The South Korea’s traditional clothing Hanbok is usually characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. In the modern world, hanbok often describes specifically to hanbok of Joseon period. In addition, it is usually worn as formal wear or semi-formal wear during celebrations, weddings, and festivals. The government of South Korea pays high attention to the inheritance of hanbok. In particular, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Korea had established ‘Hanbok day’ to encourage the Koreans to wear Hanbok in 1996.
Speaking of history of Hanbok, it is original affected by China’s traditional clothing in Tang dynasty. During the Tang dynasty, the relationship between Silla and Tang was very close. At that time, there was little difference between Silla clothing and Tang clothing. After the Silla period, Hanbok had changes. In particular, high-waisted skirts and Ru skirts could be frequently seen in woman clothing of Hanbok. In the early 1950s, western clothing was introduced in South Korea. Most Koreans thought that wearing Hanbok was very inconvenient and most Hanbok manufacturers had changed the designs