Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries. Concentrating on the development of popular culture in its local socio-political context, the volume highlights how local appropriations of the pop music genre play an active rather than reactive role in manipulating global cultural and capital flows.
Broad in geographical sweep and rich in contemporary examples, this work will appeal to those interested in Asian popular culture from a variety of perspectives including, political economy, anthropology, communication studies, media studies and ethnomusicology.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Musical Cultures and Culture Industries Part 2: Local Appropriations: From Nation-Building to Happy Pop and Folk Resistance Part 3: Travelling Theories, Syncretic Exoticisms or Diffusion by Any Other Name? Part 4: Colonial Desire, Social Memory and Popular Sensuality as Performance Genres
Allen Chun is Research Fellow in the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
Ned Rossiter is Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Brian Shoesmith is an Associate Professor in Media Studies at Edith Cowan University, Australia and Head of the Centre for Asian Communication, Media and Cultural Studies.