AIS5054 - Pop Culture in East Asia

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2016/17

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide perspectives on relationships between East Asian popular culture and a number of major socio-political issues and movements, including cultural imperialism, technological convergence, globalization and indigenization etc. It consists of studies of the internet, comics, film, music, television, anime, advertisements, and magazines in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, the course will enhance students’ analytical skills and understanding on the multiple power structures inherent in the influence of popular cultural flows in East Asian countries.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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