Reappraising Media Culture Connections in East Asia. Koichi Iwabuchi, Professor at Waseda University, Tokyo.
Date: Tuesday, March 1 2011
Public Lecture: 3:30pm – 5:00pm (126 GSLIS )
Small Group Discussion: 5:00pm-6:00Pm (126 GSLIS )
Abstract: Since the early 1990s, we have witnessed the significant development of East Asian media cultural production and inter-Asian media co-production, circulation and consumption. With some focus on the Japanese context, this paper will critically review whether and how these developments have really challenged uneven transnational media cultural flows and promoted cross-border dialogues.
Biography: Koichi Iwabuchi is Professor of the School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University. His English publications include: Recentering Globalization: Popular culture and Japanese transnationalism (Duke University Press, 2002); East Asian Pop Culture: Analyzing the Korean Wave, co-edited with Chua Beng Huat (Hong Kong University Press, 2008). He, together with Chris Berry, is the editor of the Hong Kong University Press book series, TransAsia: Screen Cultures.