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

By John A. Lent,Lorna Fitzsimmons

Asian pop culture: New, Hybrid, and exchange Media, edited by means of John A. Lent and Lorna Fitzsimmons, is an interdisciplinary examine of pop culture practices in Asia, together with nearby and nationwide reviews of Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. The individuals discover the evolution and intersection of renowned types (gaming, manga, anime, movie, tune, fiction, YouTube video clips) and explicate the altering cultural meanings of those media in old and modern contexts. At this study’s center are the jobs pop culture performs within the building of nationwide and local identification. universal subject matters during this textual content contain the effect of recent info expertise, even if it's on gaming in East Asia, song in Nineteen Sixties’ Japan, or candlelight vigils in South Korea; hybridity, of previous and new types of the chinese language video game Weiqi, of on-line and hand held gaming in South Korea and Japan that built localized expressions, or of usa tradition transplanted to Japan in post-World conflict II, resulting in the present otaku (fan boy) tradition; and the jobs that nationalism and grassroots and substitute media of expression play in modern Asian pop culture. this can be an important learn in knowing the function of pop culture in Asia’s nationwide and nearby identification.

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