Hallyu's 'rupture' onto the world stage!
Joel Lee, reporting for the Korea Herald on how "Ambassadors discuss globalizing Korean culture" (January 18, 2016), quotes the president of the Corea Image Communications Institute (CICI), who gave the CICI's opening speech at its annual award ceremony, where she reportedly attributed the success of the Korean Wave to:
thousands of years of condensed artistry that has ruptured onto the modern world stage.As you can see from the bouquet of flowers in the photo above, the most 'ruptured' artistry was due almost entirely to the "great and powerful" Psy, whose "Gangnam Style" took the world by stormy surprise at how readily it 'ruptured' nearly 6000 years of Korean history through over two billion pinprick hits on YouTube!
Korean fans await the next e-'rupture' . . .