- Code ASIA3031
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, Digital Arts, Asian Studies, Film, Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Roald Maliangkaij
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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The Korean Wave serves as a set of examples for nations keen on nurturing their own creative industries. By introducing students to the ways in which Korean governments have approached the national culture over time, this course encourages students to deliberate how cultural policies have come about in Korea, and what challenges Korea's cultural industries have faced in their development over time. The focus will be on consumer experience, and the engagement of consumers and developers with particular socio-political factors. Among the industries discussed are the record industry, advertising, cinema, traditional music, US military entertainment, and K-pop.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically engage in discussion of aspects of contemporary Korean culture or society.
- Relate developments in the cultural industries to changes in consumer needs;
- Evaluate major paradigms in the cultural industries in both written and oral assessment; and
- Produce a sharp analysis of an aspect of Korean cultural industries that considers local or global developments, or both.
- identify a pattern in the development of Korean entertainment, or in how industries or policymakers have responded to any such development.
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- K-feature (short video assignment) (10) [LO 1,2]
- Critical Review (20) [LO 2,3,4]
- Presentation of Final Essay (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Final Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Reflective Short Video Assignment (10) [LO 5]
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Total contact 36 hours, total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. In general 120 mins lecture, 60 mins seminar/tutorial per week. Activity may include excursions and relevant films or similar material.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsE-brick will be available online (Wattle).
Florence CHEE, “The Games We Play Online and Offline: Making Wang-tta in Korea,” Popular Communication 4:3 (2006): 225—39.
Youngmin CHOE, "Introduction", in Tourist Distractions: Traveling and Feeling in Transnational Hallyu Cinema (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2016).
Sejung Marina CHOI, Wei-Na LEE, and Hee-Jung KIM, Lessons from the Rich and Famous: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Celebrity Endorsement in Advertising. Journal of Advertising, vol. 34, no. 2 (Summer 2005), pp. 85—98.
Mia CONSALVO, “Convergence and Globalization in the Japanese Videogame Industry,” Cinema Journal 48:3 (Spring 2009): 135—41.
Koichi IWABUCHI, “How ‘Japanese’ is Poke ´mon?" In Pikachu’s Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Poke ´mon, ed. by Joseph Jay Tobin (Duke University Press, 2004), pp. 53— 79.
Dal Yong JIN, "New Perspectives on the Creative Industries in the Hallyu 2.0 Era: Global-Local Dialectics in Intellectual Properties." In Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media, ed. by Lee Sangjoon and Nornes Abe Mark (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015), 53-70.
Hee-Eun LEE, “Seeking 'others' within us: Discourses of Korean-ness in Korean Popular Music.” In Medi@sia: Global Media/tion In and Out of Context, ed. by Todd Joseph Miles Holden and Timothy J. Scrase (New York: Routledge, 2006), pp. 128—46.
Roald MALIANGKAY, “Defining Qualities: The Socio-political Significance of K-pop Collections,” Korean Histories 4:1 (2013): 3—14.
Roald MALIANGKAY, “Embedding Nostalgia: The Political Appropriation of Foreign Comic Book Superheroes in Korea,” Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context 8:2 (Winter 2015): 49—65.
Youjeong OH, "The Interactive Nature of Korean TV Dramas: Flexible Texts, Discursive Consumption, and Social Media." In Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media, ed. by Lee Sangjoon and Nornes Abe Mark (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2015), pp. 133-53.
Sarah THORNTON, “The Distinctions of Cultures Without Distinction
Students enrolling in this course should have completed a 1st year course in humanities or social sciences and should have basic familiarity with library research and academic writing. Basic familiarity with Asian history and/or politics is an advantage.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3516||20 Feb 2023||27 Feb 2023||31 Mar 2023||26 May 2023||In-Person and Online||N/A|