K-Culture Experience

ACM CCS 2021, November 15-19

One other thing at virtual ACM CCS 2021, we offer you to enjoy some taste of Korea and its culture! We've brought several video clips which may give you a great virtual experience on the page! Just get on the flow, Hallyu (Korean Wave)!

How much do you know about K-POP?

(From CNBC International) Why the Korean wave is more than BTS or Blackpink? BTS and Blackpink may be some of South Korea’s most famous cultural exports, but the burgeoning Hallyu industry includes K-beauty brands and even esports, contributing to $12.3 billion worth of exports in 2019. CNBC’s Timothyna Duncan explains how the East Asian nation is riding on the Korean wave for soft power.

  • BLACKPINK(블랙핑크) is the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13 with "Ice Cream" (2020), and on the Billboard 200, peaking at number two with The Album (2020), which is also the first-ever album by a Korean girl group to sell more than one million copies. They were the first Korean girl group to enter and top Billboard's Emerging Artists chart and to top the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart three times. – From Wikipedia "Blackpink"
  • BTS (방탄소년단), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—composed of the members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres. Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism. Their work also often references literature and psychological concepts and includes an alternative universe storyline. – From Wikipedia "BTS"

There're not just K-POPs… K-Dramas!

  • Kingdom | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix. In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious plague spreads to turn the infected into monsters. The crown prince, framed for treason and desperate to save his people, sets out on a journey to unveil what evil lurks in the dark.
  • Squid Game | Official Trailer | Netflix. Survive or die. Who will be the final winner of this brutal survival games to win 45.6 billion won?
  • D.P. | Official Trailer | Netflix. Set in 2014, D.P. tells the story of a team of Korean military police with their mission to catch deserters. The series magnifies the undesirable nature of the military, especially within a South Korean context.

Invite You to the Virtual Excursions!

Korea Tourism Organization (한국관광공사)

Seoul Tourism Organization (서울관광재단)

  • [SEOUL X BTS] EoGiYeongCha Seoul. Check out this new collaboration between Seoul City and BTS! This will inspire you to visit Seoul, South Korea!
  • Best place in Seoul. Logan from Seoul Hunters asked foreign people about their best attractions to visit in Seoul! Check this video out to get some insight on traveling! XD
  • 5 things have to do at 한강. Lara went to Han River in Seoul. Nowadays, Han River is popular among foreign tourists visiting Seoul. There are a number of parks along the riverside though, Lara visited ‘Banpo Han River Park’, and she introduces her 5 ways how to enjoy well in Han River. Come and check it out!

Ga, Nah, Dah, Lah,,, Let's learn Hangul!

National Hangeul Museum (국립한글박물관)

  • The History of Hangul. This video explains the history of Hangeul and the background of King Sejong’s creation of Hangeul and scientific principles of Hangul. You may learn how Hangeul becomes a daily writing system and shows as a driving force for blooming various cultures.
  • About Hangul. Foreign cultural anthropologist explains the greatness and uniqueness of Hangul. This video explains the principles and background of Hangeul with its scientific components.

Korean Unnie (한국언니)

  • Best Video to Learn Korean Alphabet Hangul. This video explains the vowels of Hangul, and there are other series of videos about learning Korean. Korean Unnie explains how to pronounce vowels and make us to repeat. After her lecture, she shows some example words to practice it along.

Yum! K-Foods!

Seoul Tourism Organization (서울관광재단)

  • Best Korean food. Randomly Interviewing foreigners who've been living in Korea and ask their opinions about Korean foods they knew before coming to Korea and their current favorite foods. Asking them about the foods that represent Korea in their thoughts.

King Sejong Institute (세종학당재단)

  • Enjoy Korean Food. Foreign expats in Korea take foreign students a Korean street food tour. This video recommends and eat their best Korean foods in Korea.


  • Traditional Kimchi Recipe. 'Maangchi' is a famous Korean food recipe chef on Youtube. She easily introduces many Korean food recipe to foreigners with detailed explanations. It shows how to make traditional Kimchi. (FYI, There are many kinds of Kimchi in Korea.) She made 'baechu-kimchi (a traditional napa cabbage kimchi)' which is the most well-known kimchi also represents "Kimchi" the most.

아내의 식탁 Wife's Cuisine

  • Bulgogi Bibimbap Recipe. This video shows how to make Bibimbap which is one of the famous traditional Korean foods. Put 3~5 ingredients and red pepper paste. And then mix it all with egg. Bibimbap has recently emerged as a health food worldwide because it contains a lot of vegetables and because of its nutrition facts.

Attractive! Traditional Korean Dances are here!

National Gugak Center (국립국악원)

  • Buchaeipchum. The "Buchaechum", a.k.a fan dance, a newly-choreographed dance from the mid-twentieth century in which dancers dance with colorfully decorated hand-held fans, is characterized by the balance between straight and curved lines with delicate movements. Furthermore, the fan dance shows the nuanced variations in the shape of a fan made by its folding and unfolding with the stylized movement of Korean folk-derived dance. This "Buchaechum" from the Park Suk-ja school is one of various versions.
  • Taepyeongmu. "Taepyeongmu" (Dance of Great Peace) is a work choreographed by Han Seong-jun (1874–1941) in the twentieth century based on the rhythms and movements used in Gyeonggi (central region around Seoul capital) regional shaman ritual. It is performed in a king or queen costume depending on the gender of the performer, offering a prayer for peace and prosperity. The dance is characterized by majestic and speedy footwork. Using the feet to display diverse movements such as making circles or turning between beats is a unique attraction of the work.

Have you heard these sounds? The Genuine Voice of Korea!

King Sejong Institute (세종학당재단)

National Gugak Center (국립국악원)

  • Cheonnyeonmanse. A suite from the aristocratic genre, pungnyu, comprising three short pieces, Gyemyeongarak dodeuri, Yangcheong dodeuri, and Ujogarak dodeuri. These three pieces are often performed together as a suite or as individual pieces. Compared to other court or pungnyu music, “Cheonnyeonmanse” brings a light and cheerful mood, and, among all pyungnyu repertoires, Yangcheong dodeuri most lifts up listeners with its fast tempo. The title "Cheonnyeonmanse", literally means a wish for eternal life, and is played after Yeongsanhoesang, the most representative pungnyu music.
  • Sujecheon. "Sujecheon" is one of the most well-known and representative works of the court music repertoire. In the Joseon court, “Sujecheon” was performed on several different occasions, including formal state ceremonies, royal banquets, royal processions, and to accompany masked dance. The piece is performed with a full orchestra. “Sujecheon,” which expresses the wish for eternal life like that in Heaven, was originally entitled Jeongeup, a song from Bakjae, one of the Three Kingdoms of the Korean Peninsula. The piece was performed at court as court dance accompaniment as well as instrumental repertoire for ceremonies throughout history.