• Mar2022 02 14:00 - 20:00

    2022 Korean Culture Festival

    UNNC Campus

2022 is the year of cultural exchange between Korea and China. To celebrate, the Language Centre has hosted the "Korean Culture Festival". A variety of activities have been put on for staff and students to experience and enjoy a taste of Korean culture.

Event 1:

The first event included a public lecture on Korean culture and a film screening.

Time: 2pm – 3pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022

Venue: DB - C05

Keynote Speech: The Global Evolution and Dissemination of K-Culture: Parasite, Squid Game, Dae Jang Geum, Winter Sonata, Gangnam Style, BTS and many more…

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary J Ainslie, Associate Professor in Film and Media Studies, FHSS


The growth of K-Film, K-Dramas and K-Pop, Korean Popular culture – often known as Hallyu – has offered one of the first distinctly Asian modern global entertainment models, and one that continues to enjoy a strong international presence today. Yet the ‘Korean Wave’ is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon closely related to Korea’s economic boom and miracle growth, with wide reaching, and sometimes surprising, consequences. This lecture will chart the evolution of Hallyu since the early 2000s, addressing its various incarnations and the mixed reception to these products. Initially dismissed as a temporary regional incarnation, the lecture will address how the Korean entertainment industries defied expectations to become one of the defining features of global 21st century pop culture.

Time: 3pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022

Venue: DB - C05

Film Screening: Catman (2021), a Chinese and Korean film collaboration.

Event 2:

Time: 5pm – 6pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022

Venue: Roller Square

During the second event there was an amazing K-pop dance performance prepared by Shuffle Crew and Korean Society.

Event 3:

Time: 7pm – 8pm, Wednesday 2 March 2022

Venue: DB - C06

During the third event, students had the chance to learn some introductory Korean from native Korean students. It was a useful time to experience Korean culture with native Korean students and learn more about Korea as a whole.