Popular Culture in Asia: Memory, City, Celebrity

Popular Culture in Asia: Memory, City, Celebrity

By: John A. Lent (editor), Lorna Fitzsimmons (editor)Hardback

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Popular Culture in Asia consists studies of film, music, architecture, television, and computer-mediated communication in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, addressing three topics: urban modernities; modernity, celebrity, and fan culture; and memory and modernity.

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ROMIT DASGUPTA Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Western Australia TALITHA ESPIRITU Assistant Professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, USA AZIZAH HAMZAH Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Malaya WEI-HSIN LIN Lecturer in the Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester, UK MD AZALANSHAH MD SYED Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Malaya IAN MORLEY Assistant Professor of Urban History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong SUEYOUNG PARK-PRIMIANO Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, USA SHZR EE TAN Lecturer in the Department of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK HONG ZHANG Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, USA


Introduction; L.Fitzsimmons PART I: MEMORY Engaging with the Valley of Death: The Dialogue with Modernity in The Burmese Harp; L.Fitzsimmons National Allegory, Modernization, and the Cinematic Patrimony of the Marcos Regime; T.Espiritu Censorship and the Unfinished Past: Political Satire in Contemporary South Korean Cinema; S.Park-Primiano PART II: CITY Modernizing the Urban Landscape: Architecture and the Internationalized Face of Asia; I.Morley Romancing Urban Modernity in Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai: The Film About Love and the Shaping of a Discursive East Asian Popular Culture; R.Dasgupta Imagining Modernity in Contemporary Malaysia: Non-Western Soap Opera and the Negative Urban Morality; A.Hamzah & M.Azalanshah Md Syed PART III: CELEBRITY Gender Reconstruction in Post-Mao Urban China: The Interplay between Modernity and Popular Culture; H.Zhang Beyond the 'Fragile Woman': Identity, Modernity, and Musical Gay Icons in Overseas Chinese Communities; S.Ee Tan Jay Chou's Music and the Shaping of Popular Culture in China; W-H.Lin Index

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  • publication date: 07/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137270191
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 231
  • ID: 9781137270191
  • weight: 425
  • ISBN10: 1137270195

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