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The 6th Jeju Forum evaluated the challenges and opportunities the rise of China and the reunification of the Korean peninsula will offer. The Forum also took note of the great potential of new growth on the basis of the Asian entrepreneurship. With this background, various programs on Korea-China economic cooperation are prepared. The contents of new standard and its perspectives were reviewed. New growth potential, creative industry, new leadership, the future of education and the role of women were also addressed. Peace and common prosperity on the Korean peninsula and East Asia through the promotion of mutual understanding was discussed. The cultural exchanges and fusion in East Asia was reviewed and we evaluated how it is promoting the sense of community among the Asian peoples. Various issues of peace in East Asia such as the resolution of the North Korean nuclear problem, historical reconciliation and maritime security are among the topics. The recent natural disaster of Japan was reviewed and among the related topics are how to deal with the climate change and natural disasters.

Host: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, International Peace Foundation, East Asia Foundation, JoongAng Ilbo 
Organizer: Jeju Peace Institute 
TIME ORGANIZATION SESSION ROOM
15:30 ~ 16:40 [2-B] The Korean Wave (Hallyu) and Cultural Fusion in East Asia: Toward an East Asian Cultural Community
아시아 문화 퓨전과 공동체 건설
Crystal Hall A
Moderator
HONG, Kiwon (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy and Industry, Sookmyung Women’s University)

Panelists
KO, Jeongmin (Professor, Culture and Art at the Hongik University Business School)
LIU Qing (Director, Department for American Studies, China Institute of International Studies)
PARK, In Taek (President & Drama Producer, TOUCHSKY)
CHUNG, Han-yong (CEO, the EnterKorea Co. Ltd.,)
HAN, Kyung-Ah (CEO, Show & Arts inc/Show&Arts USA LLC ㆍ Adjunct Professor,Cultural Contents, Konkuk University)

사회
홍기원(숙명여자대학교 조교수)

발표
고정민(홍익대학교 교수)
리우칭(중국국제문제연구소 미국연구소 소장)
박인택(㈜TOUCHSKY 대표이사)
정한용(엔터코리아 컴퍼니 대표이사)
한경아(소앤아츠 대표이사/건국대학교 문화콘텐츠학과 겸임교수)

The Korean Wave, or Hallyu, has left a cultural imprint throughout Asia since the dawn of the 21st century. While many considered it to be merely a passing fad, the Korean Wave still continues to enjoy wide popularity in Asia. How can we explain this Hallyu
phenomenon? What enabled the Korean Wave to become so popular in the region? Its success is due in large part to the appeal of its unique content. Even more important, however, seems to be the elements of the Korean Wave that are shared by many peoples of
Asia, which thus creates a deep resonance. What are these elements? If we can clearly identify those factors that appeal to the sentiments of Asian people, not only in regard to the Korean Wave but in other cultural areas as well, would it not be possible for us to shape an Asian Cultural Community by fusing those common elements found across different cultures? This session is intended to serve as a venue for specialists and practitioners to assess not simply the success factors of the Korean Wave, but also its role and implications for creating an East Asian Cultural Community, based on shared values, and in which Asian people can acquire a better understanding of each other through inter-cultural dialogue an exchange.

2000년대 중반부터 아시아 지역에서‘한류’로 불리는 바람이 지속적으로 거세게 불고 있습니다. 당초 몇몇 연예인들의 활동에 국한된, 일시적인 현상으로 여겨졌던‘한류’는 이제 아시아 문화트렌드의 하나로 자리 잡고 있으며, 그 영향력이 미치는 범위도 점차 확대되고 있습니다. ‘한류’의 성공비결은 단순한 한국적 문화의 지역ㆍ세계진출이 아니었다는 점입니다. ‘한류’는 한국 문화의 특성을 아시아에 알리는 동시에, 아시아인의 공통적인 정서에 호소할 수 있었기에 성공하였습니다. 이러한 점에서‘한류’는 한국의 소프트파워인 동시에 아시아인 공동의 자산이기도 합니다. ‘한류’를 통해 확산된 아시아의 문화공감대를 문화공동체로 발전시켜 나가는 것도 가능합니다. 문화공동체의 형성은 아시아의 지속 가능한 평화와 협력, 그리고 공동의번영에 중요한 촉진제가 될 수 있다는 점에서 중요합니다. 한국국제교류재단(KF)은 이러한 점에 착안하여 아시아 속에서‘한류’의 위치와 그 무한한 가능성을 함께 이야기해 보는 기회를 마련하였습니다.
- 아시아 지역의 문화 퓨전현상을 어떻게 볼 것인가?
- 과연 한류는 문화 퓨전의 성공 사례로 볼 수 있는가?
- 문화 퓨전이 공동체의식 함양에 미치는 영향은 무엇인가?
- 문화 퓨전과 공동가치관 형성의 함수관계는 어떠한가?

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