|aEast Asian pop culture :|banalysing the Korean wave /|cedited by Chua Beng Huat and Koichi Iwabuchi.
|aHong Kong :|bHong Kong University Press ;Eurospan [distributor],|cc2008.
|axi, 307 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -303) and index.
|aIntroduction: East Asian TV dramas: identifications, sentiments and effects / Chua Beng Huat and Koichi Iwabuchi -- The growth of Korean cultural industries and the Korean wave / Doobo Shim -- Renting East Asian popular culture for local television: regional networks of cultural production / Tania Lim -- Mediating nationalism and modernity: the transnationalization of Korean dramas on Chinese (satellite) TV / Lisa Leung -- Structure of identification and distancing in watching East Asian television drama / Chua Beng Huat -- Re-imagining a cosmopolitan 'Asian Us': Korean media flows and imaginaries of Asian modern femininities / Angel Lin and Avin Tong -- Winter sonata and cultural practices of active fans in Japan: considering middle-aged women as cultural agents / Yoshitaka Mōri -- Touring 'dramatic Korea': Japanese women as viewers of Hanryu dramas and tourists on Hanryu tours / Yukie Hirata -- Popular cultural capital and cultural identity: young Korean women's cultural appropriation of Japanese TV dramas / Dong-Hoo Lee -- Mapping out the cultural politics of "the Korean wave" in contemporary South Korea / Keehyeung Lee -- Rap(p)ing Korean wave: national identity in question / Fang-chih Irene Yang -- Existing in the age of innocence: pop stars, publics, and politics in Asia / Eva Tsai -- When the Korean wave meets resident Koreans in Japan: intersections of the transnational, the postcolonial and the multicultural / Koichi Iwabuchi.
The International group of contributors of this volume provides, collectively, a multi-layered analysis of the emerging East Asian media culture, using the Korean TV drama as its analytic vehicle. By closely examining the political economy of TV industry, audiences of the regional media flows in terms of gender subjectivity constructions, perceptions of colonial-postcolonial relationships, and nationalist responses to trans-national media culture exchanges, this volume highlights the multiple connectivities and implications of popular cultural flows and exchanges in East Asia.