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Intra-regional popular cultural flows : towards an East Asian identity? / edited by Xin Chen and Nicholas Tarling.

Other author/creatorChen, Xin (Political scientist), editor.
Other author/creatorTarling, Nicholas, editor.
Included WorkContainer of (work): Johnston, Charles Samuel. Can popular culture tourism experiences help construct an East Asian identity?
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2018]
Descriptionxii, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction : pop culture cross currents and East Asian-ness / Xin Chen and Nicholas Tarling -- Popular culture : history and theory / Nicholas Tarling -- Can popular culture tourism experiences help construct an East Asian identity? / Charles Samuel Johnston -- Shanghai popular songs and DAMA Chinese Orchestra : claiming a Malaysian Chinese cultural identity / Lee Kam Hing and Danny Wong Tze Ken -- Eating the other? : East Asian cultural flows and understandings of Chineseness in Singapore / Nicole Tarulevicz -- Dual-use aesthetics in post-pacifist Japan / Marie Thorsten -- Rereading Japanese popular culture in the context of the Japanese empire in Indonesia / Lilawati Kurnia -- Korean waves as strategic responses to the search for an imagined common identity / Changho Jo -- Weapons of mass attraction : waves of Northeast Asian movies and cultural influence in contemporary Vietnam / Lê Thùy Linh and Hoàng Anh Tuá̂n -- From foreign folk song to the Korean wave : Chinese cultural exposures and self-reflections / Xin Chen and Fengxin Ding.
Abstract "Regionally circulated popular culture is now an indispensable part of the average East Asian's daily life. The magnitude, dynamics, and wide spatial coverage of the cultural "flow" signify its potential to become a powerful vehicle for bringing to life the 1998 ASEAN-Plus-Three Summit's vision statement on an integrated East Asian community. Yet the creative industry-produced popular culture flows and the resulting immense number of intra-regional contacts at the people-to-people level may also trigger instantaneous and massive nationalist responses to any imported cultural program. The impact of cross-border popular cultural flows on East Asians' competing national selves, and the potential of translating pleasure from popular cultural consumption into regional integration urges are thus issues carrying political significance and consequence for East Asia, and possibly with serious repercussions on the world. To contribute towards a comprehensive understanding of the junction between the ever dense cross-border cultural traffic and an incipient East Asian identity, this edited volume brings together eleven scholars from eight countries to explore interactions of popular cultural flows, state politics, audiences' receptions, and public debates in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam and China, and across the region as a whole. These investigations provide fresh conceptual and empirical insights into the study of the dynamic and complex interface of cultural adaptation, political identification and regional identity formation in the pop cultural consumption process in East Asia"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
LCCN 2017049341
ISBN1433151871 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNkindle edition

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