This course examines contemporary popular cultures of South Korea, Japan, and China with particular emphasis on regional interactions among East Asian countries and between East Asia and North America. Students will study the issue of globalization and how the transnational flow of commodities and culture affects local societies and individual identities. They will learn to identify, describe, and analyze the cross-cultural content of popular cultural artifacts and modes of expression relating to East Asia. In addition, students will learn to analyze the various structural elements (commodification, production, reception, appropriation, re-situation and re-signification) manifest in common popular cultural forms.
Professors Kyoim Yun and Hui Xiao
Wednesdays, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Library session: March 28, 4:00-5:00 pm., 4068 Wescoe Hall (EGARC Lab)