Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities – Edited by Andrew N. Weintraub and Bart Barendregt

Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Discussion published by Andrew Weintraub on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
I would like to announce the publication of Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities, the first book-length study of women, modernity, and popular music in Asia (University of Hawai’i Press, 2017). Consisting of a lengthy introduction and 14 case studies, this edited volume demonstrates how female performers supported, challenged, and transgressed gendered norms in the entertainment industries of China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Placing women’s voices in social and historical contexts, the authors explore salient discourses, representations, meanings, and politics of “voice” in Asian popular music.  Female performers were not merely symbols of times that were rapidly changing. Nor were they simply the personification of global historical changes. Female entertainers, positioned at the margins of intersecting fields of activities, created something hitherto unknown: they were artistic pioneers of new music, new cinema, new forms of dance and theater, and new behavior, lifestyles, and morals. They were active agents in the creation of local performance cultures, of a newly emerging mass culture, and the rise of a region-wide and globally oriented entertainment industry.
Edited by Andrew N. Weintraub and Bart Barendregt
Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1

Re-Vamping Asia: Women, Music, and Modernity in Comparative Perspective

Andrew N. Weintraub and Bart Barendregt

PART I

Triumph and Tragedies of the Colonized Voice: Colonial Modernity, Commodification,
and Circulation of Women’s Voices

CHAPTER 2

Acoustic Ladies: Mediating Audiovisual Modernity in Early German and Chinese Talkies

Yiman Wang

CHAPTER 3

On Becoming Nora: Transforming the Voice and Place of the Sing-Song Girl through Zhou Xuan

Yifen Beus

CHAPTER 4

Malay Women Singers of Colonial Malaya: Voicing Alternative Gender Identity and Modernity

Tan Sooi Beng

CHAPTER 5

The “Comfort Women” and the Voices of East Asian Modernity

Joshua D. Pilzer

PART II

Modern Stars and Modern Lives: Nation, Memory, and the Politics of Gender

CHAPTER 6

Diva Misora Hibari as Spectacle of Postwar Japan’s Modernity

Christine R. Yano

CHAPTER 7

Titiek Puspa: Gendered Modernity in 1960s and 1970s Indonesian Popular Music

Andrew N. Weintraub

CHAPTER 8

The Remarkable Career of L. R. Eswari

Amanda Weidman

PART III

Silenced Voices and Forbidden Modernities: Censorship, Morality, and National Identity

CHAPTER 9

Gendered and Censored Modernity: Two Female Singers and Their Music in South Korea

Soojin Kim

CHAPTER 10

Princess Siti and the Particularities of Post-Islamist Pop

Bart Barendregt

CHAPTER 11

Googoosh’s Voice: An Iranian Icon in Silence and Song

Farzaneh Hemmasi

PART IV

Body Politics and Discourses of Femininity: Image, Sexuality, and the Body

CHAPTER 12

Enacting Modernity through Voice, Body, and Gender: Filipina Singers from the Close of the Philippine-American War to the Onset of Martial Law (1913–1972)

Ricardo D. Trimillos

CHAPTER 13

Beyond Black and Gray: Portraits and Scenes of Javanese Singer Waldjinah in Indonesian Popular Print Media

Russell P. Skelchy

CHAPTER 14

Mainstreaming Dance Music and Articulating Femininity: South Korean Dance Divas in the 1980s

Hee-sun Kim

CHAPTER 15

The Ideal Idol: Making Music with Hatsune Miku, the “First Sound of the Future” 320

Jennifer Milioto Matsue

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http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9840-9780824869861.aspx

ISBN: 978-0-8248-6986-1

372 pp.

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“The Everyman and the Dung Beetle New Media Infrastructures for Lower-Class Cultural Politics” – Emma Baulch

“The Everyman and the Dung Beetle New Media Infrastructures for Lower-Class Cultural Politics” – Emma Baulch

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“From Handover to Leftover: Tatming, Umbrellas, and the Postcolonial Ruins of Hong Kong”, Situations [10.1 (2017): 119–145] – Leonie Schmidt, Yiu Fai Chow, and Jeroen de Kloet

Leonie Schmidt, Yiu Fai Chow, and Jeroen de Kloet ,From Handover to Leftover: Tatming, Umbrellas, and the Postcolonial Ruins of Hong Kong, Situations [10.1 (2017): 119–145].

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Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture – Edited by Koichi Iwabuchi, Eva Tsai, Chris Berry

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Critical approaches to East Asian pop culture, Koichi Iwabuchi, Eva Tsai, and Chris Berry

Part I: Historicization and Spatialization of East Asian pop culture

1. Historicizing East Asian Pop Culture, Younghan CHO

2. East Asian popular culture and inter-Asian referencing, Koichi IWABUCHI

3. Hybridity, Korean Wave and Asian Media, Doobo SHIM

4. Been informal and formal cultural economy: Chinese subtitle groups and flexible accumulation in the age of online viewing, Kelly HU

5. Digital Diaspora, Mobility and HomeYouna KIM

Part II: The development of national production and its regional circulation/connection

6. Films

6a. Ways of S. Korean Cinema: Phantom, Trans –Cinema and Korean BlockbustersSoyoung KIM

6b. Welcome to Chollywood: Chinese Language Cinema as a Transborder Assemblage, Chris Berry

6c. Globalism, New Media, and Cinematically Imagining the Inescapable Japan, Aaron Gerow

7. TV dramas

7a. Bordercrossing, Local Modification and Transnational Transaction of TV Dramas in East Asia, Anthony FUNG

7b. Confucian Heroes in Popular Asian Dramas in the Age of Capitalism, Hsiu-Chuang DEPPMAN

8. Pop Music

8a. K-pop, the Sound of Subaltern Cosmopolitanism? Hyunjoon SHIN

8b. The legendary live venues and the changing music scenes in Taipei and Beijing: Underworld and D22, Miaoju JIAN

9. Social media and popular activism

9a. Social Media and Popular Activism in a Korean Context, Dong Hyun SONG

9b. Mobilizing Discontent: Social Media and Networked Activism since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Love KINDSTRAND, Keiko NISHIMURA, and David H. SLATER

9c. Social media in China: between an emerging civil society and commercialization, Jens Damm

View III: Gender. Sexuality and Asian celebrity

10. East Asian stars, – public space and star studies, Jocelyn Yi-Hsuan LAI

11. Ribbons and Frills: Shōjo Sensibility and the Transnational Imaginary, Jinhee CHOI

12. Queer Pop Culture in the Sinophone Mediasphere, Fran MARTIN

13. Male and Female Idols of the Chinese Pornosphere, Katrien JACOBS

14. Soft, Smooth with Chocolate Abs: Performance of a Korean Masculinity in Taiwanese Men’s Fashion, Hong-Chi SHIAU

Part IV: Politics of the commons

15. Shanzhai culture, Dafen art and Copyrights, Jeroen de KLOET and Yiu Fai CHOW

16. Regional soft power/creative industries competition, Beng Huat CHUA

17. Popular Culture and Historical Memories of War in Asia, Rumi SAKAMOTO

18. Film Festivals and Regional Cosmopolitanism in East Asia: the case of Busan International Film Festival, Soojeong AHN

19. Trans-East-Asia as method, Koichi IWABUCHI

https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-East-Asian-Popular-Culture/Iwabuchi-Tsai-Berry/p/book/9780415749428

 

Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music – Edited by Hyunjoon Shin, Seung-Ah Lee

Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music (Hardback) book cover

Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Korean popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Korea, first presenting a general description of the history and background of popular music in Korea, followed by essays, written by leading scholars of Korean music, that are organized into thematic sections: History, Institution, Ideology; Genres and Styles; Artists; and Issues.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Road to Popular Music: Regulation, Resistance, and Negotiations

HYUNJOON SHIN & SEUNG-AH LEE

 

Part I. Histories

1 The Stage Show and the Dance Floor: A History of “Live Music” in Korea

HYUNJOON SHIN

2 Assembling Pop Records in Twentieth Century Korea: A Double is Twice as Good as a Single

KEEWOONG LEE

3 Broadcasting Media and Popular Music: Institution, Technologies, and Power

JUNG-YUP LEE

4 Emerging Social Distribution: The Case of K-pop Circulation in the Global Pop Market

SUN JUNG

Part II. Genres

5 Trot and Ballad: Popular Genres of Korean Pop

YU-JEONG CHANG

6 Korean Rock’s Journey from Group Sound to Indie Rock

PIL HO KIM

7 Modern Folksong and People’s Song (Minjung Kayo)

AEKYUNG PARK

8 Korean Black Music and its Culture: Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop

JAEYOUNG YANG

Part III. Artists

9 Kim Hae-song, An Incomplete Dream of Korean Jazz

JUNHEE LEE

10 Shin Joong Hyun’s Rock Sonority and Korean Pentatonicism in “Miin”

DOHEE KWON

11 Kim Min-ki and the Making of a Legend

OKON HWANG

12 Seo Taiji Syndrome: Rise of Korean Youth and Cultural Transformation through Global Pop Music Styles in the early 1990s

EUN-YOUNG JUNG

Part IV. Issues

13 Korean Pop Music and Korean Identities: A Political-Cultural History of Korean Pop Music and Its Use of Traditional Korean Musical Elements

HYUNSEOK KWON

14 Who’s Afraid of Korean Idols?: Five Keywords for Understanding Korean Idol Pop

DONG-YEUN LEE

15 Controlling or Supporting?: A History of Cultural Policies on Popular Music

SOOJIN KIM

16 The Voice of Popular Korea: Styles, Genres and Contexts

HAEKYUNG UM

Coda

17 Asia and Beyond: Circulation and Reception of Korean Popular Music outside of Korea

SUNHEE KOO & SANG-YEON LOISE SUNG

Afterword

“We tried to catch up, now we should evolve”: A Conversation with Shin Hae-chul

HYUNJOON SHIN & CH’OE CHI-SŎN

https://www.routledge.com/Made-in-Korea-Studies-in-Popular-Music/Shin-Lee/p/book/9781138793033

Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music Edited by Toru Mitsui

Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music
Edited by Toru Mitsui (Routeledge 2014)

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Introduction: Embracing the West and Creating a Blend Tōru Mitsui
Part 1. Putting Japanese Popular Music in Perspective
1. The Takarazuka Revue: Its Star System and Fans’ Support Naomi Miyamoto
2. “The Infinite Power of Song”: Uniting Japan at the 60th Annual Kōhaku Song Contest Shelley Brunt
3. The Culture of Popular Music in Occupied Japan Mamoru Tōya
4. The Birth of Enka Yūsuke Wajima
5. Songs in Triple Time Are Still Sung in Duple TimeTōru MitsuiPart 2. Rockin’ Japan
6. From Covers to Originals: “Rockabilly” in 1956-1963 Terumasa Shimizu
7. The Development of Japanese Rock: A Bourdieuan Analysis Katsuya Minamida
8. A History of Japanese Rock Festivals and Live Music Venues Jun’ichi Nagai
Part 3. Japanese Popular Music and Visual Arts
9. Tōru Takemitsu’s Seigenki: An Anti-experimental, Tonal Film Score Kyōko Koizumi
10. The Interaction Between Music and Visuals in Animated Movies: A Case Study of Akira Hideko Haguchi
11. The Emergence of Singing Voice Actors/Actresses: The Crossover Point of the Music Industry and the Animation Industry Akira YamasakiCoda: Japanese Music Reception
12. J-pop Goes the World: A New Global Fandom in the Age of Digital Media Yoshitaka Mōri
AFTERWORD
13. Maintaining Artistic Integrity and Creative Control: A Conversation with Tatsurō Yamashita Kiyoshi Matsuo and Tōru Mitsui
A Selected Bibliography on Japanese Popular Music
Notes on Contributors

Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image by Yiu Fai Chow and Jeroen de Kloet

Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image

by Yiu Fai Chow and Jeroen de Kloet

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Acknowledgements
List of Figures and TableIntroduction: Sonic Multiplicities
Sonic disappearances
What is going on?
Overview
1. Me and the Dragon: A Lyrical Engagement with the Politics of Chineseness
Nationalistic songs
Another approach
Re-nationalization I: Descendants of the dragon
Re-nationalization II: Home and nation
Re-nationalization III: Performing acts (i)—writing against the grain
Re-nationalization IV: Performing acts (ii)—writing with a  twist
Shoot the dragon
2.  The Production of Locality in Global Pop—A comparative Study of Pop Fans in the Netherlands and Hong Kong
Introduction
Globalization: A sense of locality
Fandom: On fans of local stars
Methodology
Production of locality: The linguistic and the heroic
Production of locality: The social, the charitable and the personal
Conclusion
3. Blowing in the China Wind: Engagements with Chineseness in Hong Kong’s Zhongguofeng Music Videos
Destabilizing Chineseness
Feminizing Chineseness
Whither China Wind?
4. Sex, Morality and Cantopop
Picture Gate
The Edison Chen scandal
The Confucian cum Victorian ethics and the spirit of global capitalism
Spectacle and image
Eye see you as I see you
Coda
5. Building Memories—A Study of Pop Venues in Hong Kong
Fluid sounds
Monumental buildings
Building memories
The Coliseum
Belonging and temporality
6. Olympic Celebrations and Performative Contestations
The conservative and the performative
Welcome to Olympic Beijing
Performing Olympic China from Hong Kong
Shanghai also welcomes you!
Criticality and popular culture
7. Music, Desire and the Transnational Politics of Chineseness: Following Diana
Following Diana
Diasporic hope: Rewriting migration narrative
Musical hope: Rewriting modernity narrative
Methodological endnoteBibliography
Index