The first few interactions with Webtoon show me that despite what I have known about Korean culture and Korean fan via past experience, Webtoon is a completely new realm. With this in mind, I started off the autoethnographic research about Korean Webtoon by writing my epiphanies.
“Epiphanies are remembered moments perceived to have significantly impacted the trajectory of a person’s life” (BOCHNER & ELLIS, 1992; COUSER, 1997; DENZIN, 1989)
In the research, Epiphanies are my thoughts on readings Webtoon as well as my interpretations of the Korean cultural products before going to analyse the cultural experience. Because the autoethnographic research serve the purpose of “helping insiders (cultural members) and outsiders (cultural strangers) better understand the culture (MASO, 2001). Even though I have got introduced about Webtoon as Korean soft power, I think my knowledge is lack of depth. Relying on the knowledge to write an analysis of the powerful…
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