K-pop Fanfiction: The Disturbing Truth

Fanfiction is a term used to describe stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than the original creator. This may be a popular series or manga or even a movie or anime. Fanfiction is by no means a recent occurrence, however a more modern…

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The idealisation of Korean men

Since I started my degree in Korean Studies and moved to Korea, I have noticed that foreign women are idealising Korean men. From students of Korean to English teachers and people just casually interested in Korean popular culture, they have all created this perception of Korean men being the perfect…

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The Wonderful World of Manhwa!

If I sit with a group of my friends and mention the word ‘Manga’ many of them become engrossed in conversations regarding their favourite manga’s which always leads to hour long discussions on the topic. However once I mention the word ‘Manhwa’ the room becomes filled with blank expressions…

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