Figures Acknowledgments Asia and Global Popular Culture: The View from He Yong's Garbage Dump / Richard King and Timothy J. Craig Part 1: Global versus Local -- Hybridity and Appropriation in Asian Popular Culture 1. Hulk Hogan in the Rainforest / Peter Metcalf 2. Hybridity and Disjuncture in Mainland Chinese Popular Music / Mercedes M. Dujunco 3. Under Attack: Mass Media Technology and Indigenous Musical Practices in the Philippines / Michiyo Yoneno Reyes 4. Rocking East and West: The USA in Malaysian Music (An American Remix) / Eric C. Thompson 5. Exploding Ballads: The Transformation of Korean Pop Music / Keith Howard Part 2: Political, Ideological, and Spiritual Tensions in Asian Popular Culture 6. The Poetics and Politics of Sister Drum: "Tibetan" Music in the Global Marketplace / Janet L. Upton 7. Television Drama in China: Engineering Souls for the Market / Michael Keane 8. Moral Advertising in Malaysian TV Commercials / Todd Joseph, Miles Holden and Azrina Husin 9. "You May Not Believe, But Never Offend the Spirits": Spirit-Medium Cults and Popular Media in Modern Thailand / Pattana Kitiarsa 10. Revisioning Japanese Religiosity: Osamu Tezuka's Hi no tori (The Phoenix) / Mark MacWilliams Part 3: The Creation, Assertion, and Representation of Identity in Asian Popular Culture 11. Images of Asians in the Art of the Great Pacific War, 1937-45 / Nancy Brcak and John Pavia 12. To Fight the Losing War, to Remember the Lost War: The Changing Role of Gunka, Japanese War Songs / Junko Oba 13. The Incantation of Shanghai: Singing a City into Existence / Isabel K.F. Wong 14. Cassettes, Bazaars, and Saving the Nation: The Uyghur Music Industry in Xinjiang, China / Rachel Harris Bibliography Credits Contributors Index
Covering topics from pop music in Korea to TV commercials in Malaysia, this collection shows how imported cultural forms have been invested with fresh meaning and transformed by local artists to result in new forms of assertion and resistance.
Tim Craig is Associate Professor, Faculty of Business, University of Victoria. He is the author of Japan Pop! Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture. Richard King is Chair of the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria.