Asian Popular Culture: New, Hybrid, and Alternate Media by John A. Lent,Lorna Fitzsimmons PDF

By John A. Lent,Lorna Fitzsimmons

Asian pop culture: New, Hybrid, and trade Media, edited via John A. Lent and Lorna Fitzsimmons, is an interdisciplinary learn of pop culture practices in Asia, together with local and nationwide experiences of Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. The participants discover the evolution and intersection of renowned varieties (gaming, manga, anime, movie, song, fiction, YouTube movies) and explicate the altering cultural meanings of those media in historic and modern contexts. At this study’s center are the jobs pop culture performs within the building of nationwide and nearby id. universal topics during this textual content contain the effect of latest details know-how, no matter if it's on gaming in East Asia, track in Nineteen Sixties’ Japan, or candlelight vigils in South Korea; hybridity, of previous and new models of the chinese language video game Weiqi, of on-line and handheld gaming in South Korea and Japan that constructed localized expressions, or of usa tradition transplanted to Japan in post-World battle II, resulting in the present otaku (fan boy) tradition; and the jobs that nationalism and grassroots and replacement media of expression play in modern Asian pop culture. this can be a vital examine in realizing the function of pop culture in Asia’s nationwide and local id.

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