Popular Cultures of Contemporary East Asia
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Examines the development of popular cultures of East Asia from 1945 to the present. This course explores the popular cultures of contemporary Japan, Korea, and China within their historical contexts, especially their relation to larger developments in history, such as the Cold War, nationalism, and globalization. We also investigate the impact of East Asian popular cultures on contemporary
global culture. Topics to be examined include manga, anime, fashion, film, pop music, and video games.[G]