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Background Study on Generational Differences in Foreigners' Perceptions of Korea : Focused on the technical lag experiences of foreign YouTubers

  • Korea and Global Affairs
  • Abbr : KGA
  • 2020, 4(5), pp.33-64
  • DOI : 10.22718/kga.2020.4.5.002
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Politics and Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : July 28, 2020
  • Accepted : October 5, 2020
  • Published : October 27, 2020

Jung Geun Ha 1

1루터대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Despite the enhancement of global positioning for South Korea, older generations of the East and the West have not considered how the Korean society has evolved and still recognize South Korea as a nation that is under the threat of war and separation. On the contrary, young generation learn about South Korea in real-time through internet based platforms rather than acquiring information from the mass media, so they have completely different opinions from the older generation. The media that both generations watch has a significant influence on the background of differences in the perception of both generations. Foreigners with experiences of travelling to or residing in South Korea are experiencing 'technological lag' due to the inconvenience that they face because their public transportation system, card culture, internet, 24-hour convenience store, and public order are inferior to South Korea once they return to their home country. They claim, "South Korea is a developed country" and make us surprised. This study will reveal the factors of perception differences between the older and young generation and the technological lag that foreigners experience after they return to their home country through cases of YouTube video clips.

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