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

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 learn of pop culture practices in Asia, together with nearby and nationwide stories of Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. The members discover the evolution and intersection of well known types (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 development of nationwide and neighborhood id. universal subject matters during this textual content contain the impression of latest info know-how, no matter if or not it's on gaming in East Asia, song 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 hand held gaming in South Korea and Japan that built 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 necessary learn in realizing the function of pop culture in Asia’s nationwide and neighborhood id.

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