Vol. 3, No. 1

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Volume 3, No. 1 (ISSN 2158-9666) - May 2014

The Globalization of K-pop:
Local and Transnational Articulations of South Korean Popular Music

New Research on Colonial Korea

(including selection from the 2013 Cross-Currents Forum)


The Globalization of K-pop:
Local and Transnational Articulations of South Korean Popular Music

Guest Editor John Lie, University of California, Berkeley

Why Didn’t “Gangnam Style” Go Viral in Japan?: Gender Divide and Subcultural Heterogeneity in Contemporary Japan
John Lie, University of California, Berkeley

Hallyu across the Desert: K-pop Fandom in Israel and Palestine
Nissim Otmazgin and Irina Lyan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

K-pop Reception and Participatory Fan Culture in Austria
Sang-Yeon Sung, University of Vienna

K-pop in Korea: How the Pop Music Industry is Changing a Post-Developmental Society
Ingyu Oh, Korea University
Hyo-Jung Lee, Yonsei University

New Research on Colonial Korea
Articles marked with (*) were first presented at the 2013 Cross-Currents Forum at Korea University

Abuse of Modernity: The Korean Medical Journal and Colonial Identity*
Mark Caprio, Rikkyo University

Matters of Fact: Language, Science, and the Status of Truth in Late Colonial Korea*
Christopher P. Hanscom, University of California, Los Angeles

Stepping into the Newsreel: Melodrama and Mobilization in Colonial Korean Film*
Travis Workman, University of Minnesota

Printshops, Pressmen, and the Poetic Page in Colonial Korea
Wayne de Fremery, Sogang University

Review Essays

Plants, Germs, and Animals: They Want to Be in History, Too!
Fa-ti Fan, Birmington University

The Premise of Fidelity: Science, Visuality, and Representing the Real in Nineteenth-Century Japan,
by Maki Fukuoka
The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910–1911: The Geopolitics of an Epidemic Disease,
by William C. Summers

Japanese History, Post-Japan
George Lazopoulos, University of California, Berkeley

          The Invention of Religion in Japan, by Jason Ānanda Josephson
          Empire of the Dharma: Korean and Japanese Buddhism, 1877–1912, by Hwansoo Ilmee Kim
          An Imperial Path to Modernity: Yoshino Sakuzō and a New Liberal Order in East Asia, 1905–1937,
          by Jung-Sun N. Han

Law as a Contested Terrain under Authoritarianism
Ching Kwan Lee, University of California, Los Angeles

Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political Ambivalence, by Rachel Stern
Legal Mobilization under Authoritarianism: The Case of Post-Colonial Hong Kong, by Waikeung Tam

Historicizing Queer Stories from Asia
Petrus Liu, Yale-NUS College

Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China, by Lucetta Yip Lo Kam
Two-Timing Modernity: Homosocial Narrative in Modern Japanese Fiction, by J. Keith Vincent

Coming to Terms with War: Traumas, Identities, and the Power of Words
R. Keith Schoppa, Loyola University Maryland

What Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China, by Tobie Meyer-Fong
Writing War: Soldiers Record the Japanese Empire, by Aaron William Moore

Hanoi and the American War: Two International Histories
Geoffrey C. Stewart, Western University

           Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965, by Pierre Asselin
           Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam, by Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

Readings from Asia

Japanese Scholarship on the Sino-Japanese War, 2007–2012
Duan Ruicong, Keio University

The Microhistory of Anti-Japanese Speech Acts  
Andre Schmid, University of Toronto

Puron yŏlchŏn: Mich’in saenggaggi paetsok esŏ naonda 
[The biographies of rebellious people in colonial Korea], by Jung Byung Wook