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Event news: Conference on Asian Cultural Flows

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Conference on Asian Cultural Flows

Dr Lorraine Lim
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 from 10:00 to 17:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom

Birkbeck logoThe popularity of J-Pop and K-Pop in East and Southeast Asia (and beyond) is now well-known, but less is known about what has facilitated such cultural flows and their implications for social identity and culture of the nation. This conference is part of our efforts to investigate economic, political and cultural conditions that have led to transnational flows of culture in Asia as well as consequences of and responses to an increasingly inter-connected Asian regional culture. The expected outcome of our collaborative research is an edited book to be published by Springer in 2017. Papers presented in this conference will provide grounded analysis into the organizational and economic logics of Asian creative industries, policies of the nations that promote or hinder cultural flows and the media convergence and online consumers’ surging demand for Asianized cultural products. In addition to the core authors for the volume, we invite speakers with expertise on the theme to facilitate discussion. Afternoon is dedicated to a special session on the Korean pop culture.

The conference is not open to the public but research students from Birkbeck College and King’s College of London are welcome to attend. Those who are from other universities can enquire.

Date: 30 September 2015
Venue: Keynes Library, Birkbeck College, London
Organizer: Center for the Study of the Creative Economy, Doshisha University (Japan), with generous support from Birkbeck College and the Academy of Korean Studies

10:15-10:30 Opening and Welcome by Nobuko Kawashima and Lorraine Lim (Tea)
10:30-11:15 Paper by Lorraine Lim and Hye-Kyung Lee: Culture, Diversity and Digitalisation from Asian Perspectives: Towards Regional Flows
11:20-12:05 Paper by Nissim Otmazgin: New Business Models in East Asia’s Media Industries
12:10-12:55 Diana Crane: Cultural Flows in the Global Film Industry: A Comparison of Asia and Europe as Regional cultures
12:55-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:15 Korean Panel with Hye-Kyung Lee as Chair and Discussant
14:00-14:30 Paper by Misook Park: Chinese Cultural Policy and Its Impact on Hallyu in China since 2001
14:35-15:05 Paper by Haekyung Um: A Flow of Media Creativity and Cultural Labour in Transnational Asia
15:05-15:20 Tea/Coffee
15:20-15:50 Discussion
15:50-16:10 Comments and Closing Remarks by Nissim Otmazgin and Nobuko Kawashima
16:10-17:00 Tea/Coffee and Closing

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