South Korean Culture On The Rise, Princeton NextJuly 21, 2015 – In The News
Wan-Mo Kang was featured in The Princeton Sun article, "South Korean Culture On The Rise, Princeton Next." Full text can be found in the July 21, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is noted below.
Since the 1990s, there has been a rise in interest in South Korean entertainment and culture, and now, researchers are the World Association of Hallyu Studies (WAHS) are more determined than ever to figure out the cause of that surge.
“South Korea has a long history, and our culture is filled with tradition. I think that our culture has something special and unique to offer those willing to learn and listen,” said Fox’s Wan-Mo Kang, who was recently appointed as regional president of the U.S. East Branch of WAHS. “The key is to think globally, but act locally.”
As regional president, Kang will be tasked with providing news and research on Hallyu Studies in the eastern U.S. as well as organizing activities such as conferences and workshops.
“What I hope to do in this new position is promote an understanding of Korean culture amongst citizens in the greater Princeton area, and gain a mutual understanding of one another’s cultures,” he said. “My goal is to enhance cultural diversity, which will ultimately strengthen our society, hopefully leading to further notions of peace and co-existence around the globe.”
“I hope that Princeton will have an opportunity in the near future to experience Korean culture first-hand,” Kang said. “I would like to become more friendly with the community.”
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