Comparative Study on National Image and Mutual Understanding between South Korea and Russia

 
PIIS013216250009464-3-1
DOI10.31857/S013216250009464-3
Publication type Article
Status Published
Authors
Occupation: Assoc. Prof. of Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
Affiliation: Seoul National University
Address: Korea, Republic of, Seoul
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 9
Pages122-1333
Abstract

2020 witnesses celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Russia. Despite concerted efforts over the past 30 years, the current status of mutual understanding and cultural exchange between the two countries has been characterised by «disinterest, misunderstanding» and «imbalance». Almost half of the citizens of both countries have little interest in the other. The national images of Korea for Russians and of Russia for South Koreans consist of extremely contrasting elements, and in particular, the image of Russia for many Koreans is still strongly associated with the image of the USSR. There is a serious imbalance in the cultural exchange. South Koreans are not interested in Russian everyday culture, and Russians are not familiar with Korean high culture.

KeywordsSouth Korea, mutual understanding, national image, cultural exchange
AcknowledgmentThis work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea-Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2010-361-A00017).
Received27.04.2020
Publication date21.09.2020
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