Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 02 February 2023

Open Access | Article

The History and Future of the Idol Industry

Tingfang Wu * 1
1 Maranatha High School, Pasadena, California,USA

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Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 48-52
Published 02 February 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Tingfang Wu. The History and Future of the Idol Industry. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 48-52.


This article traces the rise of China, Japan and South Korea’s idol industry in the entertainment industry and its process and reasons. How the rise of the idol industry affects the Asian region and has laid the foundation for the future entertainment industry. It is closely connected with the different models of different eras, and derives new models as people's artistic pursuits gradually mature. From traditional idol groups to audiences’ emerging content and to future virtual idols, idolization is always an eternal topic in the entertainment industry with opportunities and challenges. Another purpose of this article is to analyze the current problems facing the idol industry and what changes entertainment companies need to make to deal with these problems.


future, J-pop, Chinese entertainment market, challenges., K-pop, entertainment industry, Asians idol industry, companies


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