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August 2016, 444, 7x10, eBook/Hardcover
Print: 978-1-4408-3990-0
$97.00 / £64.00 / 89,00 € / A$130.00
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Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Primary Subject:
Geography and World Cultures/Culture
Secondary Subject:
Popular Culture/General
Series: Entertainment and Society around the World

Pop Culture in Asia and Oceania

Jeremy A. Murray and Kathleen M. Nadeau, Editors

1 Volume

This entertaining introduction to Asian pop culture covers the global superstars, music idols, blockbuster films, and current trends—from the eclectic to the underground—of East Asia and South Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Pakistan, as well as Oceania. The rich content features an exploration of the politics and personalities of Bollywood, a look at how baseball became a huge phenomenon in Taiwan and Japan, the ways in which censorship affects social media use in these regions, and the influence of the United States on the movies, music, and Internet in Asia.

Topics include contemporary literature, movies, television and radio, the Internet, sports, video games, and fashion. Brief overviews of each topic precede entries featuring key musicians, songs, published works, actors and actresses, popular websites, top athletes, video games, and clothing fads and designers. The book also contains top-ten lists, a chronology of pop culture events, and a bibliography. Sidebars throughout the text provide additional anecdotal information.


Supports the National Geography Standards by examining cultural mosaics and the globalization of cultural change

Connects popular culture to many disciplines, including anthropology, history, literature, film studies, political science, and sociology

Allows for cross-cultural comparisons between pop culture in the United States and Asia

Focuses on East Asia and South Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Pakistan, among other countries

Features a detailed introduction with important contextual information about pop culture in Asia and an extensive chronology

Jeremy A. Murray is assistant professor of Chinese history at California State University, San Bernardino. His published works include articles on Chinese history in film and memory, including the portrayals of World War II through mainstream Chinese cinema. Murray's research focuses mainly on the history of Hainan island in the 20th century.

Kathleen M. Nadeau is professor of anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Liberation Theology in the Philippines: Faith in a Revolution and Greenwood's The History of the Philippines and Women's Roles in Asia. Nadeau's ongoing research focuses on climate change and resilience in the Philippines.

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