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Winter Sonata and Cultural Practices of Active Fans in Japan:: Considering Middle-Aged Women as Cultural Agents

Yoshitaka Mōri

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter outlines what the Korean Wave has been like in Japan and tries to situate the Winter Sonata phenomenon within a Japanese context. It illustrates how the fans are actively involved in ... More


Bae Yong-Joon, Soft Masculinity, and Japanese Fans: Our Past Is in Your Present Body

Sun Jung

in Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028672
eISBN:
9789882207127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028672.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the Japanese fandom of Bae Yong-Joon (BYJ) and explores the ways in which South Korean masculinity is reconstructed through the ambivalent desires of middle-aged Japanese ... More


Touring ‘Dramatic Korea’: Japanese Women as Viewers of Hanryu Dramas and Tourists on Hanryu Tours

Yukie Hirata

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides an empirical study of the Japanese women fans turned tourists who traveled to the shooting locations for Winter Sonata. It starts by describing the gender politics and the ... More


When the Korean Wave Meets Resident Koreans in Japan:: Intersections of the Transnational, the Postcolonial and the Multicultural

Koichi Iwabuchi

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the complexity of the impact of the Korean Wave in Japanese society and addresses the possibility of transnational dialogues through popular cultural connections. It first ... More


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