KRC in the Media

Image: https://www.insider.com/south-korean-tattoo-artists-working-illegally-for-art-2022-3

Previously seen as markers of criminal gangs and low social status, tattoos are increasingly becoming fashionable and even a sign of individual taste in Korea, particularly among younger generations. KRC Director Assoc/Prof Jo Elfving-Hwang spoke with Waiyee Yip from the Insider about how attitudes are shifting in increasingly not-so-conservative Korea.

Read the full article here: https://www.insider.com/south-korean-tattoo-artists-working-illegally-for-art-2022-3. (March 8, 2022)

KRC Director Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang discussed the significance of the global mega star band BTS announcing they will take a break from the entertainment industry. Read the interview with USA TODAY, "BTS announces they're taking a break: How the group is changing 'cutthroat' K-pop culture", here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2021/12/07/bts-break-how-k-pop-can-change-after-past-star-suicides/8891630002/

KRC Director Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang and KRC Associate Lecturer Caleb Kelso-Marsh were interviewed by the West Australian newspaper on why Australia should take note of Korea's success as a cultural superpower.

"Korean wave-The boom in South Korean pop culture is the result of a strategy two decades in the making"

For more details, please visit the publisher’s website:

KOREAN WAVE - The West Australian , 11/7/2021 (smedia.com.au)

KRC Associate Lecturer Caleb Kelso-Marsh was interviewed by the West Australian on Korean film industry.

"How the game has changed-Australia could learn from South Korea's Netflix blockbuster"

For more details, please visit the publisher’s website:

https://thewest.com.au/business/australias-entertainment-industry-could-learn-from-south-koreas-netflix-megahit-squid-game-ng-b882043110z

KRC Director Associate Professor Jo Elfving-Hwang providing comments to the ABC News.

"Squid Game is on track to become Netflix's most popular show ever. Here's what you need to know"

For more details, please visit the ABC website:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-30/what-is-squid-game-netflix-k-drama-explainer/100502544

KRC researcher Dr Nicola Fraschini, was interviewed on Dante’s "Divine Comedy” in SBS Radio Korean. This year marks 600 years since the publication of the Divine Comedy.

For more details, please visit the SBS radio website:

https://www.sbs.com.au/language/korean/audio/culture-insight-uwa-dante-s-divine-comedy-the-journey-of-a-lifetime?fbclid=IwAR2opadj9tlA-AalPnxfgePMQln-dxCyx4zHMBpYjQqJ4NC0O9YccBs3ZJA

KRC Associate Lecturer Caleb Kelso-Marsh providing comments to the Nikkei Asia magazine on 'How South Korea became the home of 'noir' film'

In this article, Caleb notes, "If you look at noir filmmaking around the world, the Koreans are producing more than any other country and also leading the way in the terms of the most groundbreaking examples."

For more details, please visit the publisher’s website:

https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Arts/How-South-Korea-became-the-home-of-noir-film?fbclid=IwAR17fZJHMY-SdRnK-E-JksuNnkq5T2qxnS75MGF-4S5LZ0pGDaBIG1o1Sgg