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By John A. Lent,Lorna Fitzsimmons

Asian pop culture: New, Hybrid, and trade Media, edited by means of John A. Lent and Lorna Fitzsimmons, is an interdisciplinary examine of pop culture practices in Asia, together with neighborhood and nationwide reviews of Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. The participants discover the evolution and intersection of well known types (gaming, manga, anime, movie, tune, 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 local id. universal issues during this textual content comprise the influence of recent details know-how, even if it's on gaming in East Asia, song in Sixties’ Japan, or candlelight vigils in South Korea; hybridity, of outdated and new types of the chinese language video game Weiqi, of on-line and handheld gaming in South Korea and Japan that built localized expressions, or of usa tradition transplanted to Japan in post-World warfare 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 is often an important research in figuring out the function of pop culture in Asia’s nationwide and nearby identification.

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