Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2009/08
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Book review "East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave"
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Pacific Affairs
Volume, Issue, Page 82(2),pp.341-343
Details Six years ago, Koichi Iwabuchi’s concept of the “Japan-Asia-the West triad” in Recentering Globalization (Duke University Press, 2002) inspired studies of Asian popular culture to look beyond a dichotomous view (e.g. the West vs. the rest). East Asian Pop Culture furthers this perspective, focusing on economic, socio-political and cultural effects of circulation of Korean TV dramas on the region. The specific issues include gender identity, perception of (post)colonial relations, and nationalistic attitude toward cultural exchanges. The book embraces both empirical and theoretical approaches, and the authors are well-distributed in East Asia, fostering contextually grounded perspectives.
ISSN 0030-851X