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Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture

Edited by: Koichi Iwabuchi , Eva Tsai , Chris Berry

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415749428
eBook ISBN: 9781315643106
Adobe ISBN: 9781317285014

10.4324/9781315643106
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Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an ‘East Asian Popular Culture’. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention.

As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon.

The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Critical Approaches to East Asian Popular Culture Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Historicizing East Asian pop Culture Download PDF
Chapter  3:  East Asian Popular Culture and Inter-Asian Referencing Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Hybridity, Korean Wave, and Asian Media Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Between Informal and Formal Cultural Economy Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Digital Diaspora, Mobility, and Home Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Films Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Ways of South Korean Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Welcome to Chollywood Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Globalism, New Media, and Cinematically Imagining the Inescapable Japan Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Television Drama Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Bordercrossing, Local Modification, and Transnational Transaction of TV Dramas in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Confucian Heroes in Popular Asian Dramas in the Age of Capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Pop Music Download PDF
Chapter  15:  K-Pop, the Sound of Subaltern Cosmopolitanism? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Legendary Live Venues and the Changing Music Scenes in Taipei and Beijing Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Social Media and Popular Activism in a Korean Context Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Mobilizing Discontent Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Social Media in China Download PDF
Chapter  21:  East Asian Stars, Public Space, and Star Studies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Ribbons and Frills Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Queer pop Culture in the Sinophone Mediasphere Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Male and Female Idols of the Chinese Pornosphere Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Soft, Smooth with Chocolate ABS Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Shanzhai Culture, Dafen Art, and Copyrights Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Regional Soft Power/Creative Industries Competition Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Popular Culture and Historical Memories of War in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Film Festivals and Regional Cosmopolitanism in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Trans–East Asia as Method Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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