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


List of Figures and TableIntroduction: Sonic Multiplicities
Sonic disappearances
What is going on?
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
Globalization: A sense of locality
Fandom: On fans of local stars
Production of locality: The linguistic and the heroic
Production of locality: The social, the charitable and the personal
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
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

Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea: Sounding Out K-Pop by Michael Fuhr

Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea: Sounding Out K-Pop
by Michael Fuhr


1. Introduction: Rising K-Pop, Pursuing the Hyphen
Part I: Configuring K-Pop: Histories and Production
2. Inventing Korean Popular Music: Historical Formations and Genres (1885–2000)
3. Producing the Global Imaginary: A K-Pop Tropology Part
II: Complicating K-Pop: Flows, Asymmetries, and Transformations
4. Temporal Asymmetries: Music, Time, and the Nation-State
5. Spatial Asymmetries: Imaginary Places in the Transnational Production of K-Pop
6. Asymmetries of Mobility: Immigrant Stars and the Conjuncture of Patriotism, Anti-American Sentiment, and Cyberculture
7. Conclusion: “Oppan, Korean Style!”: An Imaginary Horse Ride around the Globe

A Korean translation of Popular Music in Theory by Keith Negus


by homey81


A Korean translation of Keith Negus’s canonical work Popular Music in Theory: An Introduction was out on August 31. The title of the Korean translation is, literally translating, Popular Music Thories: Beyond the theory of culture industry and that of countercultural theory (대중음악이론: 문화산업론과 반문화론을 넘어서). Translated by Hawsook Song et al and published by Matibook.

Table of contents is the same of English version.

Chapter 1 Audiences

Chapter 2 Industries

Chapter 3 Mediations

Chapter 4 Identities

Chapter 5 Histories

Cjapter 6 Geographies

Chapter 7 Politics



Understanding Popular Music (An edited volume in Korean)


A textbook style edited volume about popular music studies was published some months ago. Edited by Chnagnam Kim (Sungkonghoe University), published by Hanul Academy. Only in Korean. Below is the table of contents which has been translated into English by myself.  Please keep in mind that the Romanization of Korean names can be different.

Table of contents

01 Studying Popular Music – Changnam Kim

Part I; The production and reception of popular music

02 Popular music and industry – Jungyup Lee

03 Popular Music and technology – Byung-O Kim

04 Popular music and audience – Dongyeon Lee

Part II Popular Music and Society, Main Issues

05 Poplar music and geography, space and place – Hyunjoon Shin

06 Popular music and generation – Woojin Cha

07 Popular music and politics – Mingap Seojeong

08 Popular music and woman – Jisun Choi

Part III Popular Music Genres and Histories

09 The Beginning of Korean popular music: trot and new folk song – Junhee Lee

10 The formation and change of Korean-styled pop: Standard pop and ballad – Youngmee Lee

11 A Chronology of Korean folk and rock – Aekyung Park

12 ‘Black music’ in South Korea: Soul and hip-hop – Jaeyoung Yang

13 Music to watch, music of body – Eujeong Zhang


01 대중음악 공부하기_김창남

제1부 대중음악의 생산과 수용
02 대중음악과 산업_이정엽
03 대중음악과 테크놀로지: 축음기에서 MP3까지_김병오
04 대중음악과 수용자_이동연

제2부 대중음악과 사회, 주요 논점들
05 대중음악과 지리, 공간, 장소_신현준
06 대중음악과 세대_차우진
07 대중음악과 정치_서정민갑
08 대중음악과 여성_최지선

제3부 대중음악의 주요 장르와 역사
09 한국 대중음악의 출발: 트로트와 신민요_이준희
10 한국식 팝의 형성과 변화: 스탠더드 팝과 발라드_이영미
11 한국 포크와 록의 연대기_박애경
12 한국의 흑인음악: 소울, 그리고 힙합_양재영
13 보는 음악, 몸의 음악: 댄스음악_장유정



Electric Wave, Motion Picture, Television (An edited volume in Japanese)

by homey81


An edited volume on the media history in East Asia during the Postwar/Cold War period. One chapter (chapter 11) is writeen by me and translated by Lee Junghee, which is about the mediation of popular music in South Korea.

The title can be translated into Electric Wave, Motion Picture, Television: Media chains in modern East Asia (probably incorrect) and is edited by Misawa Mamie et al.

Below is the table contents of the book. Sorry it is only in Japanese. Can any native speaker help to translate?


序 三澤真美恵/川島 真/佐藤卓己

第1部 日本

第1章 「教育型」テレビ放送体制の成立 佐藤卓己
1 NHKだけが「教育テレビ」ではない
2 テレビ放送の長い前史
3 「文化国家」のナショナリズム
4 一億総中流意識を生んだ「教育テレビ」
5 民放教育局の消滅と新聞社による系列化

第2章 戦後日本映画史における「満洲」人脈――「視聴覚教育」と東映教育映画の場合 赤上裕幸
1 満鉄出身の「視聴覚教育」編集長・宮永次雄
2 十六ミリのスペシャリスト・赤川孝一
3 満州映画協会から東映教育映画部へ

コラム スポーツ・イベントから見る東アジア 山口 誠

第2部 上海

第3章 上海におけるテレビ放送開始への経緯――中華人民共和国の初期電視事業の一例として 川島 真
1 中国の電視事業
2 上海のテレビ事業の準備段階――一九五六―五七年
3 上海でのテレビ放送開始へ向けて――一九五八年

第4章 上海人民広播電台と新中国のラジオ放送――革命と政治動員 孫安石
1 上海人民広播電台初期の組織と番組――革命を伝播せよ!
2 上海人民広播電台と「人民」の交流――『聴衆服務』番組
3 一九五二年以降の上海人民広播電台――大衆を組織せよ!

第5章 “退廃的音楽”との戦い――抗日戦争後の国民政府による上海レコード業界に対する統制についての分析 葛濤[吉田衣里訳]
1 「敵性レコード」の取り締まり
2 レコードの統制とラジオのコントロールの結合
3 「退廃的音楽」との戦いの始まり――レコードの統制による社会教化の意義
4 「戡乱」と「解放」の際の上海レコード

第3部 台湾・香港・シンガポール

第6章 台湾における初期テレビ史の概況 三澤真美恵
1 台湾におけるテレビ放送のはじまり
2 テレビの普及と影響力の拡大
3 テレビ関連法規と主管機関

第7章 “人々に娯楽を提供し、国民国家を形成する”――シンガポールにおける中国語放送研究について(一九四五―一九六九年) 容世誠/曹世明[森田健嗣/劉嘉芫訳]
1 第二次世界大戦後の放送局とラジオ――「マラヤ放送局」と「麗的呼声」
2 シンガポールのテレビ文化――国民国家形成とアジアネットワーク

第8章 冷戦期南管にみるメディア・地域の相互連関 王櫻芬[片倉健博訳]
1 先行研究と材料
2 ラジオ
3 アモイ語映画

第9章 香港ニューウエーブの始まり――映画産業とテレビ産業の相互関係 卓伯棠[三澤真美恵訳]
1 香港社会と経済状況
2 熾烈な競争下のテレビ産業
3 香港テレビ史上最大の戦い
4 自社制作番組からフィルム制作のドラマシリーズへ
5 許冠文(ルビ:マイケル・ホイ)のコメディーと映画
6 映画とテレビの血縁関係

コラム 戦後の四大台湾語歌謡 貴志俊彦

コラム 二分された戦後香港映画人 貴志俊彦

第4部 韓国・北朝鮮

第10章 ソウルテレビ放送(KBS―TV)初期の組織文化の形成――オーラルヒストリーを通じた韓国放送史の語り直し 白美淑/姜明求/李星旻[小林聡明訳]
1 新しい放送史を構成するためのオーラルヒストリー方法論
2 ラジオ時代のなかでのソウルテレビの開局
3 民間の放送人による国営テレビ開局準備――政治的功績としての開局
4 テレビの機構と職制の開始――制作中心体制から放送管理体制への転換

第11章 家庭という領土の内と外で鳴るサウンド・オブ・ミュージック――冷戦期韓国におけるメディア化された音楽の空間性 申鉉準[李正熙訳]
1 メディアと家庭の領土性――デイヴィッド・モーリーを超えて
2 一九四五年以後の韓国の音楽メディアの歴史
3 アメリカ軍基地によるメディエーション――キャンプショー、AFKN、海賊版レコード
4 全国的マスメディアのメディエーションの形成と発展

第12章 北朝鮮テレビ放送史研究序説――一九六〇―七〇年代を中心に 小林聡明
1 胎動期としての一九六〇年代
2 基盤形成期としての一九七〇年代

コラム 冷戦のメディアとしてのUSIS映画 土屋由香

あとがき 三澤真美恵


New e-book out on music and everyday life

Sounds of the Overground
Selected papers from a postgraduate colloquium on ubiquitous music and music in everyday life

Edited by Nedim Hassan and Holly Tessler

A new e-book published by the International Institute for Popular Culture, University of Turku, Finland. Available at (direct link) or

Musical and auditory experiences are frequently central to peoples’ socio-cultural practices within contemporary media-saturated societies. This edited collection features chapters from upcoming scholars who are interested in critically examining such experiences. Showcasing fresh perspectives on the study of music and sound, the eight chapters in this volume adopt research approaches from a range of academic fields including: anthropology; history; philosophy; architectural studies; musicology and cultural studies. Starting from the exploration of the specific roles that music can have for individuals, groups and communities, the chapters in Sounds of the Overground proceed to encompass broader discussions regarding music and nostalgia; place; identity and the philosophical implications of new musical and auditory technologies.

This book will be of value for anyone interested in debates concerning the roles of music and culture in everyday life, including students of popular music, musicology, cultural studies, sociology and media studies.

About the International Institute for Popular Culture:

The International Institute for Popular Culture is a multi-disciplinary research unit, concerned not only with issues in contemporary popular culture but also in its history and transformations. The Institute is committed to pursuing academic excellence in the following areas: popular music, radio, film, and television, new media and information technology, festivals and urban cultures, youth cultures and subcultures, cultural industries, consumption and material culture, sports, stardom and fandom. The Institute is open to methodologies and theoretical insights, but it places special emphasis on the questions of popular culture as heritage and the social role of popular culture.

Kimi Kärki
Phil. Lic., Coordinator
European Heritage, Digital Media and the Information Society,
a European Master’s Programme

Part of EuroMACHS network

School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies
FIN-20014 University of Turku

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