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National history or entertainment: The fate of one South Korean TV series in the discussions of English-speaking viewers

Тарасова А.В.

Abstract

The article explores the reaction of English-speaking fans of South Korean TV series to the cancellation of the historical fantasy The Joseon Exorcist in March 2021. The reason was the interpretation of one of the periods of Korean history in the 15th century. The article analyzes the differences in the models of perception of the past among foreign viewers, and also clarifies the limits of the impact of the global audience on the cultural product created for the internal audience.

Keywords

South Korea; global audience; television series; kei drama; drama; fan culture; history; memory; national identity.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2021.03.11

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