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How Korean bureaucrats turned K-pop into a national symbol

SEOUL —If you visit South Korea, you’ll probably hear a triumphant refrain about Korean pop, known as “K-pop,” casting a spell over North America and Europe. The narrative typically goes like this: Swarms of Western fans have been racing to K-pop concerts in recent years, falling in love with the young, colorful ladies of Girls’ Generation or the muscular, shirtless men of Super Junior.It’s a sign the world is increasingly in awe of this homegrown Korean art. Perplexed? Wondering how you missed this trend? Don’t blame yourself.

Whatever happened to the Korean Wave?

PHNOM PENH — Now that Psy has retired “Gangnam Style,” is the K-pop craze losing steam around the world?
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