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Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture
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Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Beng Huat Chua

Abstract

The emergence of East Asian Pop Culture as an integrated regional media cultural economy is a result of the penetration of Japanese and Korean pop cultures into the historically well established distribution and exhibition networks of Chinese languages pop culture in locations where ethnic-Chinese constitutes the majority population; namely, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China and Singapore. Regionalization has produced transnational and transcultural audience communities of different scale in different reception locations, from those looking merely to be entertained to conventio ... More

Keywords: East Asian Pop Culture, Pop Culture China, soft power diplomacy, transnational audience formation, pan-East Asian identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139033
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beng Huat Chua, author
National University of Singapore