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Taeyang's thesis for his Masters on [MADE] World Tour and the Korean wave made available to download online

By mkim93   Sunday, July 2, 2017   133,796   16,738   0



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In addition to all the success Big Bang has achieved over the years, it has come to light that Taeyang has another thing to be proud of.

Just last year, Taeyang received his Master's in Producing Performances and Images at Daejin University Graduate School of Culture & Arts. He wrote his thesis on the subject of Big Bang and the Korean wave that has been sweeping the world for a few years now. The title of his paper reads, 'The Influence of BIGBANG 2015 World Tour [MADE] on the Sustainability of the Korean Wave'. The paper was written under his legal Korean name, Dong Young Bae and is 104 pages long. His thesis can now be downloaded online through the National Library of Korea. Albeit the whole paper is in Korean, the abstract is available in English which you can read below. Follow the link here to reach the official website (Click View Full-Text).

The Abstract from the paper was translated into English:

"This thesis is a report of the 2015 World Tour [MADE] by Korea's representative boy group BIGBANG, taking the world as their stage and standing at the vanguard of the Korean Wave. Based on this I make my discourse on the Korean Wave.

The commonly acknowledged term "Tour Concert" refers to a concert type that travels to various regions with a single performance format. Tour Concerts by Korean artists that had just been nationwide in the past are now expanding their range worldwide. However, the demand across the nation or the world is vital. There is no significance in establishing Tour Concerts without public demand, and Tour Concerts cannot be created in the first place.

In this regard, BIGBANG has received endless love calls from 21 countries worldwide, thereby obtaining justifiability to hold a large-scale world tour concert in 2012 and once again in 2015. Many fans seem to show support for our music and performance through the direct communication that we have with them at overseas performances.

This is because the limitations of the indirect exchange that occurs online through the Internet cannot surpass direct communication. The synergy between a world-class creative team and BIGBANG's impeccable live performance, always presenting a perfect tune for the worldwide music market trend, together with elaborate laser lighting and stage equipment marked another epoch in popular arts, a real experience for fans around the world who had been waiting for BIGBANG's performances.

As a member of BIGBANG, it is always overwhelming to present our music to the world stage. To those that listen to our music in various local regions, each and every song will become an important parameter for determining the overall awareness of K-Pop contents. Therefore BIGBANG and other Korean artists should take high quality contents to communicate with K-Pop fans in foreign countries and aspire for a far reaching expansion of the international demand of our Korean popular arts contents."

Despite the busy schedule and commitments, Taeyang has managed to achieve another amazing feat. This only further shows the work ethic the idol has developed over the years but also refuses to stop in one spot - he continues to impress everyone and grow as a person.

Congratulations Taeyang!

SEE ALSO: Big Bang's Taeyang prepping for his solo MV shoot

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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jeanny88 Monday, July 3, 2017

I am proud of K-pop - they are not only good in singing and dancing but they are also good in study - congratulation TAEYANG BIGBANG .LAST year i just congratulate maknae of Super Junior for the same subject in master decree achiement.

ZaraBBIKON2NEWIN Monday, July 3, 2017

Youngbae is just all round fucking talent!

ellazh12 Monday, July 3, 2017


Lynnbia Monday, July 3, 2017

Another reason to respect this guy

raytheonecb Monday, July 3, 2017

Its someone else work

donxxx Monday, July 3, 2017

wow..he's pretty amazing...he's super busy yet he had time to finish his thesis...I myself knows that thesis is really hard..

whatever101 Monday, July 3, 2017

While its not exactly the most difficult subject matter to write about (everyone here could probably do it in their sleep) the fact he actually managed to come up with it (unless,,,) and get it approved is pretty impressive

sarah96bae whatever101 Monday, July 3, 2017

well i can't end my own tesis, actually i'm reading his tesis, and i'm thinking use his graphs as a reference in my thesis and you probably need to read before judge him 😊 You are practically insulting the educational level in Korea with your comment

allkpopellie whatever101 Monday, July 3, 2017

Hummm, if that's their subject and have access to all the documentation maybe, but the problem is that difficult or not this is something Taeyang has mastered - image and media production, he can actually teach people, look at Winner, how to produce great performances. He wow them and sweat with them while training them. My love GD was lol, I'm sorry. Winner's final performances in Who's next? was a result of their hard work and of his teaching. I haven't seen many idols teaching live the next idol generation. As an artist and a person, I find him awesome but I wasn't expecting him to really have a brain, I mean I thought YG was doing 90% of the work on that matter. In that show, he really showed this side of him, he was sharp and he knows what to do.

Sineya Monday, July 3, 2017

Lots of respect to him...Some people dont do anything beside studying and they have problem to write one sentence for their thesis and there is him: the kpop star with a huge amount of work,and he managed... I feel so stupid xD

JeAnn Monday, July 3, 2017

I can understand the relevance of his study with respect to the Korean Wave, but from the abstract alone I am surprised if nobody has ever looked at the impact of Korean tour concerts (in general) on the progression of the Wave. If there has been previous research on that, then I guess the novelty would be from the fact that his thesis is specific to the BIGBANG tour, which I imagine provides insight for other performing artists and those in the field for the expansion of international demand. I am quite impressed. Congrats Taeyang :)

ygbad_boy Monday, July 3, 2017

Wow... he made something truly amazing. While touring, he had time to make the thesis. That itself is worthy of respect. Of course, jealousy is visible on several comments (criticizing it as egotistical and yet... the irony of none of them actually read the thesis cause it's in Korean) I can also attribute such lame criticism to the other side of the spectrum: low-self esteem. Yes, one can write about one-self if it attributes to the area of research you're doing. Like I did, I worked as part of the on a film production with a famous director and based all my thesis on said experience, am I conceited? Egotistical for doing such thesis about MYSELF and MY experience? Maybe... maybe not.. maybe who gives a fuck? Either way, I was congratulated and got my M.A. after;dr - read the fucking paper before criticizing without any base.

Lynnbia ygbad_boy Monday, July 3, 2017

yah , i can't believe some people who criticize him for this x)

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