Asian Popular Culture PDF ePub eBook

  • Format Name: Asian Popular Culture
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  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Data Published: 14 October 2014
  • ISBN: 1498503586
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  • Format eBook: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • File Size: 31MB
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 224 pages
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Asian Popular Culture: New, Hybrid, and Alternate Media, edited by John A. Lent and Lorna Fitzsimmons, is an interdisciplinary study of popular culture practices in Asia, including regional and national studies of Japan, China, South Korea, and Australia. The contributors explore the evolution and intersection of popular forms (gaming, manga, anime, film, music, fiction, YouTube videos) and explicate the changing cultural meanings of these media in historical and contemporary contexts. At this study's core are the roles popular culture plays in the construction of national and regional identity. Common themes in this text include the impact of new information technology, whether it be on gaming in East Asia, music in 1960s' Japan, or candlelight vigils in South Korea- hybridity, of old and new versions of the Chinese game Weiqi, of online and hand-held gaming in South Korea and Japan that developed localized expressions, or of United States culture transplanted to Japan in post-World War II, leading to the current otaku (fan boy) culture- and the roles that nationalism and grassroots and alternative media of expression play in contemporary Asian popular culture. This is an essential study in understanding the role of popular culture in Asia's national and regional identity.

About John A. Lent

John A. Lent is publisher and editor of the International Journal of Comic Art and founding Chair of the Asia Pacific Animation and Comics Association. He was a university professor for fifty-one years. Lorna Fitzsimmons is associate professor and Coordinator of Humanities at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles.


    15 May 2016

    iBooks offer a much more exciting proposition. We are busy transferring all of our curricula into the iBooks format. We can offer so much more to teachers and students with the iBooks textbooks.

    27 February 2016

    so in a way, I like them, but only if they're used well!

      15 July 2016

      I luv his books, he really helps me to think outside of myself, my only problem is if he is not one of them, why is he still alive? xX

      15 April 2016

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    17 May 2016

    Hi Michael, That was very entertaining. Thank you for shedding some into this myth. Blessings.


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