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2018, Vol., No.61

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    A Study on Characteristics of Chinese Localization of a Korean Reality Show: Focused on the Chinese Reality Show Dad! Where Are We Going?

    Liu, Jia | Sang Ho Seo | Choi Won Joo | 2018, (61) | pp.1~28 | number of Cited : 0
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    This article aims to compare the objectives and localization processes of the program Dad! Where Are We Going?, hoping to understand the characteristics of Chinese reality show localization and the reasons for localization. Through analysis, it can be seen that the localized Dad! Where Are We Going? mainly retains the advantages of intimacy, guest composition, classic moments, and production results from the original program. It has been adjusted in terms of personnel composition, production content, strengthening of the father-son relationship, increasing contradictions, and special effects. The changes can be explained from three perspectives: policy system, audience market, and cultural field. The conclusions drawn from the analysis of these reasons are of great significance for Korean programs entering the Chinese market in the future, and for the joint development of new variety shows by South Korea and China. Successful localized works will not reproduce the original program. Based on local traditions and assumptions, targeted adjustments and innovations will be necessary based on China’s national conditions and viewing habits. This article aims to compare the objectives and localization processes of the program Dad! Where Are We Going?, hoping to understand the characteristics of Chinese reality show localization and the reasons for localization. Through analysis, it can be seen that the localized Dad! Where Are We Going? mainly retains the advantages of intimacy, guest composition, classic moments, and production results from the original program. It has been adjusted in terms of personnel composition, production content, strengthening of the father-son relationship, increasing contradictions, and special effects. The changes can be explained from three perspectives: policy system, audience market, and cultural field. The conclusions drawn from the analysis of these reasons are of great significance for Korean programs entering the Chinese market in the future, and for the joint development of new variety shows by South Korea and China. Successful localized works will not reproduce the original program. Based on local traditions and assumptions, targeted adjustments and innovations will be necessary based on China’s national conditions and viewing habits.
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    Japan's Indo-Pacific Strategic Engagement with Changes in Foreign Security Strategy

    DOWON YUN | 2018, (61) | pp.29~46 | number of Cited : 2
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    This article examines the factors affecting Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy based on an analysis of the changes in foreign security strategy during the second Abe administration. Prime Minister Abe strengthened the securitization of Japan through the establishment of the National Security Council (NSC) and the announcement of the National Security Strategy (NSS) a short period of time after retaining power in December 2012. On the other hand, Japan’s “security renaissance” trend is reinforced by Japan's active participation in the US-led Indo-Pacific strategy. The difference is clearer when comparing this active participation policy to the reactive diplomatic tendency of Japan in the past. In addition, this paper examines Japan's involvement in the Indo-Pacific strategy and seeks to deduce its implications. The enhancement of bilateral or multilateral security cooperation in the four countries of the United States, Japan, Australia, and India will serve as a key axis for the future security order in East Asia.
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    An Analysis of the Operational Efficiency of Regional Public Hospitals Using the DEA Model

    Hong, Kwan-Pyo | Won Sik Suh | 2018, (61) | pp.47~70 | number of Cited : 3
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    This paper aims to provide policy and strategic implications for improving efficiency by measuring operational efficiency and analyzing factors affecting hospital efficiency in 33 regional public hospitals in South Korea from 2012 to 2016. Efficiency measurement analysis was conducted by using DEA Excel Solver1.0 and EnPAS1.0, while efficiency impact analysis used clipped Tobit regression. Inputs and outputs used in the DEA model were selected by using ExpertChoice11, an AHP technique. According to DEA Efficiency Analysis, the overall annual efficiency index trend of entire agency was elevated. This result also implies existence of operational efficiency, by increasing the number of adjustment patients and profit or loss of regional public hospitals, such as the number of medians controlled by regional public hospitals, the number of operating cases, and the cost of medical care. According to Tobit Regression for Efficiency Factor Analysis, the number of mediation physicians and the cost of medical care have a significant effect on the efficiency index of regional public hospitals. As a result of verification of differences in profitability and efficiency, there was no difference between the efficiency index of profit- and loss-making hospitals. In this study, we identified each regional hospital’s efficiency and inefficiency factors, and also presented benchmarking points as well. Also meaningful is the implication that local medical institutions should consider public and for-profit issues at the same time by demonstrating the relationship between profit- and loss-making hospitals.
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    A Study on the Adaptation of Foreign Students to Korean Universities

    Hyeon Sil Choi | 2018, (61) | pp.71~94 | number of Cited : 7
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    In this study, we found cases that showed active adaptation to college life from interviews of international students during the academic advising interview process from March 2, 2015 to September 28, 2018. Foreign students were interviewed three or four times. Open coding, axial coding, and selective coding were derived through the method of grounding theory, and a situation model was developed. There are three main categories of foreign students who are good at adapting to college life. The first category is a group that is well suited to college life in Korea with the possible exception of the language barrier, a problem common to most foreign students. Students in this group are actively trying to respond and do not fall into a continuous state of lethargy and loneliness. In particular, compared to Chinese students, Vietnamese students studying with family members and relatives have a psychological stability from the beginning, maintaining a good college life and good relationships with friends and other college students and thus overcoming feelings of strangeness and loneliness. The second category of students well adapted to Korean college life are individuals less likely to be economically burdened with tuition and living expenses, often due to their participation in the school's foreign scholarship system (i.e., students with higher TOPIK scores and school grades). In their quest to overcome the economic burden, these students are not only acquainted with and actively participating in the school system, but are also trying out for various scholarships open to international students. The third category of foreign students who adapt well to university life in Korea engage in activities reflecting their desired goals. Due to their clear goal consciousness they are better prepared for economic and psychological independence and goal-oriented self-development.
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    A Multilevel Survival Analysis for Factors Affecting Elementary School Delinquency

    KIM Seong Hun | 2018, (61) | pp.95~116 | number of Cited : 1
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    This research utilizes the data provided by the Gyeonggi Education Panel Study (GEPS) collected over a course of three years in order to analyze the longitudinal shift of acts of delinquency among elementary school students. Results are as follows: First, the most frequently occurring delinquency among elementary school students is cheating during exams. In order to discourage this activity, a method to reduce examination stress needs to be developed. Second, in all of the noted delinquent acts, depression, insecurity, and the parental situation had a major influence. It can be concluded that the student's psychological state and the family relationship vis-a-vis the child play major roles in delinquent acts. Third, civil education provided at school level had an influence in discouraging delinquent acts. Fourth, a positive direction for human rights results in a school with a lower number of delinquent acts. Therefore, building a school where the rights of the students are protected is a major necessity in which educational organizations need to invest. Based on these results, practical strategies are proposed and a few limitations in realistically carrying out the research are discussed.
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    Improving "Data-Based Policy Evaluation" in South Korea

    Hyun Koo Cho | 2018, (61) | pp.117~136 | number of Cited : 0
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    "Data-based policy evaluation" has been in place for nearly ten years in South Korea. This paper employs a game-theory approach to analyze the current shortcomings of this policy instrument. It argues that instead of focusing on the institutional strengthening of the current system, the process should provide tangible benefits to the applying agencies so that the process is not considered as more bureaucratic red tape, but an essential part of the "evidence-based policymaking" so often acclaimed by the South Korean government.