Tracing the introduction and rise of the Korean Wave through television dramas in Japan and subsequent Japanese drama tourism to Korea, Millie Creighton, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, explores how the ‘ethnic erotic economy’ for women within Japan, once emphasizing white Western males, shifted to Korean men, and how the intensive fandom of so-called middle-aged Japanese women challenged age, race, ethnic, and gender hierarchies within Japanese society while giving voice to a category that previously felt unempowered and little listened to or noticed. This event is sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, the Korea Foundation, the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, and the President’s Fund for the Humanities.
Japanese Fandom and the Korean Wave: Transforming Japan-Korea Relations, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
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