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[HanCinema's Digest] Culture Corner
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[HanCinema's Digest] Culture Corner

Watch a short documentary about the 'gender wars' in Gangnam, Paste explores popular culture on both sides of the DMZ, Koreans are favouring smaller weddings, and is South Korea on its way to becoming a cycling nation?

"South Korea's Gender Wars"

The affluent district of Gangnam has been at the centre of heated debates over the level of misogyny in the country. According to this report, "Feminists blamed Korea's gender inequality and took to the streets which sparked counter protests from men's rights defenders who felt men were unfairly attacked". Al Jazeera has this 24-minute documentary on the country's gender wars...

This is why Lee Sung Kyung is being called Koreas Gigi Hadid
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This is why Lee Sung Kyung is being called Koreas Gigi Hadid

W Magazine recently interviewed the acclaimed actress Lee Sung Kyung theyve dubbed her South Korea’s very own Gigi Hadid. Heres why.

The South Korean model and actress has recently become one of the most popular celebrities in Korea. Lee Sung Kyung’s acting career started in 2014 when director Kim Kyu Tae was searching for an actress to play one of the roles in the SBS drama It’s Okay, This is Love. At this time, Lee was already a successful model that had quite a large fanbase. Kim Kyu Tae’s daughter was one of her fans and she showed Lee’s Instagram to her father, and from that moment on, everything fell into place.

E-Sports Will Be An Official Sport In 2022 Asian Games
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E-Sports Will Be An Official Sport In 2022 Asian Games

E-sports has been confirmed as a new medal sport for the 2022 Asian Games held in China.

Competitive online gaming has seen a recent boom in popularity over the last years and is slowly starting to be taken seriously as a form of competitive sport. It has even demonstrated its ability to draw in huge crowds to its live competitive events, such as the 2014 League of Legends World Championship finals, which were held in South Korea in front of crowd of 40,000 people.

This distinct rise in popularity has led the organizing committee of the Asian Games, the Olympic Council of Asia, to partner up with Alisports, the sports arm of Chinas largest online retail company Alibaba Group.

4 year old girl travels to YG Entertainment to see BIGBANG
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4 year old girl travels to YG Entertainment to see BIGBANG

This 4-year-old girl is such a huge fan of BIGBANG that she decided to drop by the YG Entertainment building in hopes of meeting them.

An Instagram user posted a short clip on his account of her four-year-old niece visiting the YG building. Viewers have been falling in love with the little girl since then. According to the original user who uploaded the video, her niece thinks of the YG building as BIGBANGs house.

Since they pass by the building so often, her niece hoped she could get a glimpse of the members. Despite being told by her mom that BIGBANG wouldnt be there beforehand, the 4-year-old girl, Alice did not give up.  She walked up to the security guard asking if BIGBANG was inside as her mom watched her from afar.

BIGBANG Releases Original Series On YouTube Red, Run, BIGBANG Scout!
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BIGBANG Releases Original Series On YouTube Red, Run, BIGBANG Scout!

Today, YouTube released “Run, BIGBANG Scout!”, a six-episode series featuring BIGBANG on YouTube Red. This is the first YouTube Red Originals series to launch in Korea.

“Run, BIGBANG Scout!” is a reality show in which the five members of BIGBANG go on an unforgettable camping adventure to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Filmed before member T.O.P began his mandatory military duty, fans of the group will be able to watch the team as a whole go grocery shopping, cook, camp, reminisce and just have fun being with each other.