David Pierson, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times since 2000, discusses his experiences of reporting in China.
Call for Papers - Journal of East Asian Popular Culture (no deadline)
We are delighted to announce the development of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture and to issue a general call for papers. In the last few decades there has been a huge rise in the interest in East Asian popular culture. The East Asian Jounal of Popular Culture will be engaging directly with that trend. From film to music; art to translation and fashion to tourism, this journal will offer a forum where multidisciplinary work can come together in new and exciting ways.
The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture encourages articles that are both localized (towards a specific popular culture tend, figure or industry) as well as articles that are more global in their outlook (forging links between East Asian popular culture and wider global issues). We look for papers that engage with current as well as emerging issues in popular culture in East Asia, cosplay culture, food culture, kawaii, manga and anime, martial arts, politics, and the complex relationships between nationalism and popular culture. We are interested in multidisciplinary papers (that all come under the sport and leisure, digital media, history, media, fashion, music, material culture and literature. Papers and works on translation studies, as well as cultural history and anthropology will be also welcomed.
We are keen to involve scholars from all over the world and we actively search for reviews of non-English language publications on all aspects of East Asian popular culture and reviews of, and engagement with, cultural events such as photography, theatre and film festivals. If you are interested in acting as a reviewer or are interested in proposing a book to be reviewed please contact the reviews editor.
Topics that could be examined include:
· Cultural Translation in East Asia
· Shanzhai culture
· Fandom in East asia
· Consumerism in East Asia
· Spectacle and Performance
· Cosplay culture
· Anime in East Asia
· Internet/mobile technologies/virtual border crossings
· Tourism and the tourist imaginary
· Baseball Culture in East Asia
· Food Culture
· Communication networks in East Asia
· Martial Arts Culture
· East Asian Cinema systems and cultural interaction
· War memory and re-presentation in East Asian popular culture
· East Asian popular culture as an academic discipline
Papers need to be 6,000 words in length and conform to the Intellect Style Guidelines.
If you would like to submit a paper or contact us about a proposed special edition please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the editors for further advice.
This journal will also be offering in English reviews of Asian Language publications devoted to popular culture. This will bring Asian based material via detailed summaries and reviews to an English Language readership. If you are interested in acting as a reviewer or are interested in proposing a book to be reviewed please contact the reviews editor.
National Taiwan Normal University
USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a screening of Better Angels (善良的天使), a documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke, with post-screening discussion with co-executive producer David Dreier and producer William Mundell.
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The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, on Japan's relations with China.