ARI Workshop on Asian Pop Music in Transition: New Economy, New Subjectivities and Inter-Asian Perspective (Singapore, March 3~4 2007)

by Homey81

Date: 03/03/2007 – 04/03/2007
Time: 0900 – 1700
Venue: ARI Seminar Room
469A Tower Block #10-04, Bukit Timah Road
National University of Singapore
Organisers: Dr SHIN Hyunjoon, Prof CHUA Beng Huat

Description:
The meaning of ‘New Economy’, especially within the Asian context, is still vague. However, it has effectively ruled our everyday life at least since 2000s. The advent of New Economy has broken down the wall between culture and economy, art and commerce, work and leisure, and moreover, co-optation and resistance. This workshop investigates whether the rule of New Economy signifies the pure and simple victory of ‘cultural capitalism’ or it opens another possibility of new practices along with new subjectivities.

The workshop focuses at popular music and music industry in Asia. More specifically, the papers in the workshop investigates new subjectivities associated with new “technoscape” and “mediascape”. Some of them deal with critical inquiry about cultural industries (music industry) that is under big bang by the development of digital techonology, others are about the research on subcultural or post-subcultural realities. Hopefully, they can contribute strengthening and enriching inter-Asian perspective, which has attended heterogeneous movements in the region.

Organizer:
Chua Beng Huat (National University of Singapore)
Shin Hyun-joon (Visiting Fellow Researcher, National University of Singapore)

Presenters:
Yoshitaka Mori (Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan)
Anthony Fung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Jungyup Lee (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA/Korea)
Hyunjoon Shin (Sungkonghoe University, Korea)
Miao-ju Jian (Chungcheng University, Taiwan)
Yiu Fai Chow (the Amsterdam School for Communications Research, Hong Kong)
Kyoko Koizumi (Aichi University of Education, Japan)
Tunghung Ho (Fu-jen University, Taiwan)
Viriya Sawangchot (Watanasala Centre for Cultural Studies, Thailand)
Angel Lin (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Eugene Dairianathan (National Institute of Education, Singapore)

Discussants:
Christopher Wan-ling Wee (Nanyang Technology University, Singapore)
Tomoko Shimizu (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Program & Abstract

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