Four years ago there was a fascinating two-day seminar at Birkbeck College examining popular culture in East Asia on a regional basis. How did one East Asian country present others in their popular culture products? Why was it that some countries’ popular culture sold well in other countries? What can be done to support cultural content industries?
As always with these conferences, the talks get packed in, and often speakers don’t have time to develop their full arguments. Well, the papers from the conference have now been assembled into a book, which is to be formally launched later this month at an event sponsored by the Japan Foundation.
6pm, 21 April, at the Japan Foundation, 10-12 Russell Square, London WC1B 5EH. Preregistration required. Further details in the first two links below.