Korean Wave
 n.— «Even as China grows in stature, the cult success of South Korea’s television shows, movies, online games and pop music abroad is generating billions of dollars in annual trade and drawing an unfamiliar spotlight on a culture colonized or overshadowed for centuries by its brawnier neighbors. The Korean Wave, as it is known, is popular among some unlikely audiences.» —“Asia rides wave of Korean pop culture invasion” by Evan Osnos Charlotte Observer (N.C.) Dec. 27, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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