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Nele Noppe

Workshop on Popular Culture, Cultural Policy, and Cultural Discourse in East and Southe... - 0 views

  • Workshop on Popular Culture, Cultural Policy, and Cultural Discourse
    in East and Southeast Asia, June 1-2, 2009, the Hebrew University of
    Jerusalem

    The workshop on Popular Culture, Cultural Policy, and Cultural
    Discourse in East and Southeast Asia, will be held at the Hebrew
    University of Jerusalem, Israel. The purpose of this workshop is to
    conduct a comparative and multi-sited study of the emergence of the
    popular cultural industries of East and Southeast Asia, examine the
    corresponding cultural policies initiated by the various states in the
    region, and construct an empirically-plausible framework to examine
    related issues. The workshop will particularly focus on the cases of
    Chinese, Japanese, and Korean poplar cultures: their emergence,
    expansion to other markets in the region, and the discourse they
    create.

    Panel 1: Popular Culture, Regionalization, and the State
    1. Amitav Acharya, American University,
    "Culture, Regionalism and Southeast Asian Identity"
    2. Galia Press-Barnathan, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    "Does Popular Culture Matter to International Relations Scholars?
    Possible Links and Methodological Challenges"
    3. Nissim Otmazgin, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    "A Tail that Wags the Dog: Cultural Industry and Cultural Policy in East Asia"
    Commentator: Arie Kacowicz, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Panel 2: Cultural Flows and Soft Power
    1. Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore
    "Delusional Desire: Soft Power and TV Dramas"
    2. Jean Marie Bouissou, Science-Po
    "From Niche Market to Hypermarkets: The Birth, Growth and Maturation
    of the French Manga Market"
    3. Eldad J. Pardo, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    "The Comeback of Iran's Z $B{ (Brkh $Bb (Bneh: Ancient Heroes in the Global Age"
    Commentator: Eyal Ben Ari, the Hebrew Univ

Nele Noppe

Aso's omission of the anime industry - 0 views

  • Aso's Angel

    ...appears to be the manga industry, if this recent speech is any indication. It's telling that the Prime Minister focused exclusively on manga and not anime, which has "entered the global lexicon" and enjoys great popularity abroad well. Was it simply a slip of the tongue or an actual slight -- a sign that the troubled industry simply isn't worth saving to The Powers that Be?

Nele Noppe

Prime Minister Asō: Anime, Manga Are Part of Japan's Recovery - 0 views

  • According to Asō, the market for Japan's cultural exports could worth 20 to 30 trillion yen (US$200-300 billion) if business opportunities are exploited. Japan's cultural exports is one of the three pillars upon which Asō is relying for economic growth; the other two are a 'low-carbon revolution" and a "society of health and longevity."
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