“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

doi: 10.1215/17432197-4129149 Cultural Politics 2017 Volume 13,Number 2: 202-226

http://culturalpolitics.dukejournals.org/content/13/2/202.short

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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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https://www.academia.edu/32111871/From_Handover_to_Leftover_Tatming_Umbrellas_and_the_Postcolonial_Ruins_of_Hong_Kong_by_Leonie_Schmidt_Chow_Yiu_Fai_and_Jeroen_de_Kloet?auto=download

 

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

Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture (Hardback) book cover

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

Conference Travel Information

Visa
The type of visa will depend on the nationality of the visitor. When you search for visa, please visit the official Australian government website https://www.border.gov.au/. All the information that a legitimate visitor to Australia can be found there.
Note: Please don’t go through the various visa finder websites that often ask for money (beyond the normal visas processing fees (if they apply), ask for endless documentation (an issue in itself) and hold up the process.

Transportation
It is recommended to buy a Myki card to use for trains, trams and buses: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki. The quickest and cheapest way to get Caulfield campus from the city is by a 15 minute train ride. About the journey planner, you can check at http://www.metrotrains.com.au/.

Accommodation
Below is a short list of budget hotels between the City and Caulfield campus. There are more options in the City, and you can check at the websites such as hostelbookers.com and hostelworld.com.

Punthill South Yarra
Located near South Yarra train station
Price: Approx $100 per night
Website: http://www.punthill.com.au/specials-and-packages/melbourne-specials/

Adina Apartment Hotel South Yarra
52 Darling St South Yarra, VIC 3141 Australia – short walk to the South Yarra train station – can catch Frankston/ Pakenham/ Cranbourne/ Dandenong train to Caulfield.
Price: Approx $107 per night, otherwise approx. $150 (if booked 45 days prior to stay)
website: https://www.tfehotels.com/brands/adina-apartment-hotels?_ga=1.221911000.1397185684.1475624100

Ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel
Location: 214 Little Collins St, Melbourne. – take train on the Frankston/ Pakenham/ Dandenong or Cranbourne lines to Caulfield.
Price: Approx $100 per night
website: https://www.victoriahotel.com.au/book-now/

Bayview on the park
Location: 42 Queens Road, Melbourne – short walk to tram stop (Tram route 3), that takes you straight to Caulfield Campus, Monash University.
Price: Approx $90 – $125 per night
website: https://book.revato.com/grid?Propertyid=4064&checkin=2016-12-11&checkout=2016-12-12&source=GOO&Label=546193028&roomid=(ROOMID)&languageCode=EN&clientCountryCode=US&currencyCode=AUD

Carnegie Motor Inn
Location: 1102 Dandenong Road, Carnegie – 10 minute walk to Carnegie Station and then catch train to Caulfield or a 20 minute walk.
Price: Approx $130 per night
Website: http://www.carnegiemotorinn.com.au/

Conference News: Registration and more

  1. REGISTRATION FEE
    You can pay the registration fee only by credit card in advance. It is not possible to pay it in cash on site. Monash University will send an email to each registered people about the online payment information. The payment deadline is 25 Nov, which is absolute for preparing catering service during the conference days.
  2. FULL PAPAER NOT NEEDED
    We do not require full papers before the conference. However, we plan to edit special issues on Asian popular music. If you would like to have earlier considerations, please do submit your full papers to Anthony Fung at anthonyfung@cuhk.edu.edu.hk. These papers should fall into one of fourcategories below: Theory and Methodology / Production, Circulation and Consumption / Politics and Power / Identity, Ideology, Affect.