Intra Regional Popular Cultural Flows

This edited volume explores the interactions of popular cultural flows, state politics, audiences' receptions, and public debates in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, and China.

Intra Regional Popular Cultural Flows

Author: Xin Chen

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9781433151873

Page: 268

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This edited volume explores the interactions of popular cultural flows, state politics, audiences' receptions, and public debates in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, and China.

Popular Culture Globalization and Japan

This chapter uses the film Bishônen to draw attention to the ways in which
dynamics of transnational and intra-regional popular culture flows intertwine with
configurations of emergent 'Queer(N)Asian' sexualities. Specifically, the chapter ...

Popular Culture  Globalization and Japan

Author: Matthew Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134203748

Page: 226

View: 326

Japanese popular culture is constantly evolving in the face of internal and external influence. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan examines this evolution from a new and challenging perspective by focusing on the movements of popular culture into and out of Japan. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the book argues that a key factor behind the changing nature of Japanese popular culture lies in its engagement with globalization. Essays from a team of leading international scholars illustrate this crucial interaction between the flows of Japanese popular culture and the constant development of globalization. Drawing on rich empirical content, this book looks at Japanese popular culture as it traverses international borders flowing out through such forms as manga consumption in New Zealand and flowing in through such forms as foreigners writing about Japan in Japanese and how American influences affected the formation of Japan’s gay identity. Presenting current, confronting and sometimes controversial insights into the many forms of Japanese popular culture emerging within this global context, Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan will make essential reading for those working in Japanese studies, cultural studies and international relations.

Popular Culture in Asia

14 However, as Iwabuchi highlights, the reality is one where intra-regional and
even domestic flows of culture, capital, technology, ideas, images, and people—
the interfaces constituting the “scapes” conceptualized by Arjun Appadurai in the
 ...

Popular Culture in Asia

Author: Lorna Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137270209

Page: 222

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Popular Culture in Asia consists studies of film, music, architecture, television, and computer-mediated communication in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, addressing three topics: urban modernities; modernity, celebrity, and fan culture; and memory and modernity.

The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

CULTURAL. INDUSTRIES. Cultural. policy. and. inter-Asian. regional. flows. in.
Hong. Kong. and. Singapore. Peichi ... In Asian popular culture, two East Asian
soft powers developed from transnational popular cultures that had grown within
 ...

The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power

Author: Naren Chitty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131736936X

Page: 488

View: 949

The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy. The terms soft power and public diplomacy have enormous currency in media and policy discourse, yet despite all the attention the terms remain conceptually ambiguous for analysts of international influence. The consequence is that the terms have survived as powerful, yet criticized, frames for influence. Divided into two main parts, Part I outlines theoretical problems, methodological questions, the cultural imperative and the technological turn within the study of soft power and Part II focuses on bringing the theory into practice through detailed discussion of key case studies from across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This innovative handbook provides a definitive resource for students and scholars seeking to familiarize themselves with cutting-edge debates and future research on soft power and will be of interest to those studying and researching in areas such as international relations, public diplomacy and international communication.

Recentering Globalization

"the historical and cultural situatedness of spaces traversed by [disjunctive
cultural] flows" (Ang and Stratton 1996, 28). ... of intraregional cultural flows
would highlight alternative patterns of transnationalization of media and popular
culture, ...

Recentering Globalization

Author: Koichi Iwabuchi

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822328919

Page: 275

View: 402

DIVAn examination of the increased presence of Japanese media and popluar culture in the rest of Asia and the way it has transformed Japanese self-understanding./div

Digital Mediascapes of Transnational Korean Youth Culture

Intra-Asian. Cultural. Flows. Despite their geographic proximity, the countries of
the intra-Asian region have not sufficiently developed their regional markets and
audiences until recently. Otmazgin and ... In this regard, it is not surprising that
academic discourse on transnational cultural flows in Asia has been scarce, with
the recent exceptions of studies on Japanese and Korean popular culture.
According ...

Digital Mediascapes of Transnational Korean Youth Culture

Author: Kyong Yoon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429890206

Page: 184

View: 251

Drawing on vivid ethnographic field studies of youth on the transnational move, across Seoul, Toronto, and Vancouver, this book examines transnational flows of Korean youth and their digital media practices. This book explores how digital media are integrated into various forms of transnational life and imagination, focusing on young Koreans and their digital media practices. By combining theoretical discussion and in depth empirical analysis, the book provides engaging narratives of transnational media fans, sojourners, and migrants. Each chapter illustrates a form of mediascape, in which transnational Korean youth culture and digital media are uniquely articulated. This perceptive research offers new insights into the transnationalization of youth cultural practices, from K-pop fandom to smartphone-driven storytelling. A transnational and ethnographic focus makes this book the first of its kind, with an interdisciplinary approach that goes beyond the scope of existing digital media studies, youth culture studies, and Asian studies. It will be essential reading for scholars and students in media studies, migration studies, popular culture studies, and Asian studies.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

Cultural globalization has activated intra-regional cultural flows, with growing
interaction and collaboration among local and transnational cultural ... media
cultures, and joint production ventures across several markets have become
common.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

Author: Victoria Bestor

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136736271

Page: 344

View: 296

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of significant phenomena, institutions, and directions in Japan today, on issues ranging from gender and family, the environment, race and ethnicity, and urban life, to popular culture and electronic media. Written by an international team of Japan experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into Japanese culture and society. As such, the Handbook will be an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in all things Japanese. Students, teachers and professionals alike will benefit from the broad ranging discussions, useful links to online resources and suggested reading lists. The Handbook will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines including Japanese Studies, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.

Empire of Texts in Motion

Conventional focuses on postwar East - West cultural negotiations , intra - East
Asian popular culture flows , as well as East ... The parallels between East Asia
now and a century ago are striking : extensive intra - regional language learning
 ...

Empire of Texts in Motion

Author: Karen Laura Thornber

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036253

Page: 591

View: 194

During the first half of the 20th century, Japan was the dominant military & political force in East Asia. This study explores the transculturations of Japanese literature amongst the Chinese, Koreans, Taiwanese & Manchurians whose lives had come within the sphere of the Japanese Empire.

Media International Australia

Koichi Iwabuchi's writings on the dissemination of Japanese popular culture have
been published in several ... theme of the book , however , is Japanese cultural
reimagination of ' Asia ' through uneven intra - regional popular cultural flows .

Media International Australia

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Popular Culture Co Productions and Collaborations in East and Southeast Asia

While academic analyses of Asian regionalism often dwell upon the role of
transnational institutions, trade, financial flows, and popular culture, they tend to
overlook the transformative potential of intraregional migrants and their ability to ...

Popular Culture Co Productions and Collaborations in East and Southeast Asia

Author: Eyal Ben-Ari

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971696002

Page: 272

View: 672

This wide-ranging volume is the first to examine the characteristics, dynamics and wider implications of recently emerging regional production, dissemination, marketing and consumption systems of popular culture in East and Southeast Asia. Using tools based in a variety of disciplines - organizational analysis and sociology, cultural and media studies, and political science and history - it elucidates the underlying cultural economics and the processes of region-wide appropriation of cultural formulas and styles. Through discussions of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Philippine and Indonesian culture industries, the authors in the book describe a major shift in Asia's popular culture markets toward arrangements that transcend autonomous national economies by organizing and locating production, distribution, and consumption of cultural goods on a regional scale. Specifically, the authors deal with patterns of co-production and collaboration in the making and marketing of cultural commodities such as movies, music, comics, and animation. The book uses case studies to explore the production and exploitation of cultural imaginaries within the context of intensive regional circulation of cultural commodities and images. Drawing on empirically-based accounts of co-production and collaboration in East and Southeast Asia's popular culture, it adopts a regional framework to analyze the complex interrelationships among cultural industries. This focus on a regional economy of transcultural production provides an important corrective to the limitations of previous studies that consider cultural products as text and use them to investigate the "meaning" of popular culture.

Alter Asians

... the intensive and chaotic flows of cultural meanings within Asia have stood in
stark contrast to the resistance of Australian popular cultures to input from Asia .
In the last decade there has been an explosion of intra - regional cultural flows ...

Alter Asians

Author: Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies

Publisher: Pluto PressAustralia

ISBN:

Page: 323

View: 904

Exploration of how Australia and Asia are interwined in everyday culture, and in the imagined worlds of Australians of all backgrounds. Investigates Asian cultural production of art, literature, media and performance that embody Asian social and cultural experiences. Includes endnotes, bibliography and index. Ang and Chalmers work in the School of Cultural Studies at University of Western Sydney. Law and Thomas are Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellows at Australian National University and the Research Centre in Intercommunal Studies respectively.

Korean Social Science Journal

Japanese popular culture was embraced in Asia in spite of the troubled history of
Japan in the region . ... have led to increases in intra - regional cultural flows in
Asia , and in particular the circulation of Japanese popular culture in Asia .

Korean Social Science Journal

Author:

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The design culture reader

We have seen this trend in the promotion of Japanese popular culture in Taiwan,
to the point where a new word has been ... This testifies to another trend - that of
the globalisation process facilitating intra-regional cultural flow among non- ...

The design culture reader

Author: Ben Highmore

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415403566

Page: 375

View: 667

Design is part of ordinary, everyday life, to be found in every room in every building in the world. While we may tend to think of design in terms of highly desirable objects, this book encourages us to think about design as ubiquitous (from plumbing to television) and as an agent of social change (from telephones to weapon systems). The Design Culture Reader brings together an international array of writers whose work is of central importance for thinking about design culture in the past, present and future. Essays from philosophers, media and cultural theorists, historians of design, anthropologists, cultural historians, artists and literary critics all demonstrate the enormous potential of design studies for understanding the modern world. Organised in thematic sections, The Design Culture Reader explores the social role of design by looking at the impact it has in a number of areas - especially globalisation, ecology, and the changing experiences of modern life. Particular essays focus on topics such asdesign and the senses , design and war and design and technology, while the editor's introduction to the collection provides a compelling argument for situating design studies at the very forefront of contemporary thought.

Trans Asian Cinema and the Ideology of Tourism

Intra - regional trade in cultural goods in East Asia had grown exponentially over
the past two decades , concurrent with the ... Region - wide cultural liberalization
policies had officially lifteden the last of trade restrictions on Japanese pop
culture imposed at the end of WWII . ... in the culture industry , bolstered by the
growing mass media network which gave a major boost to inter - regional cultural
flows .

Trans Asian Cinema and the Ideology of Tourism

Author: Youngmin Choe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 448

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Towards a Sustainable Information Society

... does the informational regionalism of the Anycast system reproduce or contest
more established regional formations of transnational cultural flows and the
diaspora of labour-power, or the regionalisms of multi-lateral trade agreements
and economic blocs, or the sub-national, intra-regional formations of civil ...
Another World Is Possible: Popular Alternatives to Globalization at the World
Social Forum.

Towards a Sustainable Information Society

Author: Jan Servaes

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501336

Page: 215

View: 105

The Information Society is one of the recurrent imaginaries to describe present-day structures, discourses and practices. Within its meaning is enshrined the promise of a better world, sometimes naively assuming a technological deus ex machina, in other cases hoping for the creation of policy tools that will overcome a diversity of societal divides. With the two-phased World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the United Nations attempted to stimulate the development of such tools. Simultaneously, the WSIS is a large-scale experiment in multistakeholderism. The objective was to create a more balanced decision-making process that would allow the voices of civil society and business actors to be heard in international politics. This book aims to evaluate the potentialities of both the Information Society, and the WSIS in supporting and constructing more democratic, just and developed societies. It is the second book arising from the intellectual work of European Consortium for Communications Research members.

Young People Soap Operas and Reality Tv

For popular television dramas , more than 300 audience feedbacks are written up
on their Internet message boards after each ... While the cultural proximity factor
has been offered as a reason for the rise of intra - regional cultural flows in this ...

Young People  Soap Operas and Reality Tv

Author: Cecilia von Feilitzen

Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for

ISBN:

Page: 255

View: 554

Media Asia

Drawing on these points , the experience of cultural proximity then should not be
conceived of as a static experience of being ” ... popular while others have not
and what sort of contentment , if any , audiences experience when identifying
cultural similarities in specific programmes . ... thesis and its use as a theoretical
framework in the analysis of transnational , especially intra - regional cultural
flows .

Media Asia

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How East Asian Films are Reshaping National Identities

Foreword Since the late 1990s , there has been a significant increase in the intra
- regional cultural flow in East Asia , a phenomenon ... These factors give the
region ' s audiences common ground and help re - define the notion of Asianness
.

How East Asian Films are Reshaping National Identities

Author: Andrew David Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 275

View: 460

This collection of essays explores the mosaic of East Asian cinema by focusing on issues of identity, history and trans-regional cultural flow withnin this dynamic region. The argument of the editors is firstly, cinematic cross-pollination within East Asian film has been a constant since 1945, and second, any discussion of the complex identity of East Asia and its national cinemas must consider regional historical issues. These arguments run counter to recent literature published in the field of East Asian cinema that claim responses to Western globalization and modernization are the shaping forces for Asian cultural identity.