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Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture by Koichi Iwabuchi

Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture


Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture by Koichi Iwabuchi

Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic increase in cultural flows and connections between the countries in the East Asian region. Nowhere is this more apparent than when looking at popular culture where uneven but multilateral exchanges of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Chinese products have led to the construction of an 'East Asian Popular Culture'. This is both influenced by, and in turn influences, the national cultures, and generates transnational co-production and reinvention. As East Asian popular culture becomes a global force, it is increasingly important for us to understand the characteristics of contemporary East Asian popular culture, and in particular its transnational nature. In this handbook, the contributors theorize East Asian experiences and reconsider Western theories on cultural globalization to provide a cutting-edge overview of this global phenomenon. The Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture will be of great interest to students and scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including: Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies, Anthropology, Sociology and Asian Studies in general.

About the Author

Koichi Iwabuchi is a Professor & Director of Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Australia. Eva Tsai is an Associate Professor at National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. Chris Berry is a Professor of Film Studies at King's College London, UK.

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Publication date

8th November 2016


Koichi Iwabuchi

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Taylor & Francis Ltd


308 pages


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