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WEEK 12: global asia, anime  The new millennium or late stage of modernity o Cinema; o Anime o Biotechnology  Korean cinema o Tae Guk Gi: brotherhood of war  Japanese anime o Pokeman o Global rise of Japanese army men : mugokuseki(stateless) or nationless; cute culture products they focus on monsters  The age of mechanical reproduction o Walter Benjamin : essay ; in 1920-30: era characterized by mechanical reproduction  Reproduction or postcards  Technological reproduction: the introduction of phonographs in korea in the 1890s( made and reproduced) and the new millennium: youtube( you are not bound to any time, in the past u would need to wiat to experience any form of media, then utube; much quicker, instantly get what is wanted  Print culture, movies and music were independent; go to the movies to watch movies but the New millennium the culture of convergence ( iphone; doing them together)- talk, email, watch movies, and do everything in one place  Nation based: animation; new aspect of consumption VS transnational: u can download on u r own time  East Asian nation of reeivers of visual and populat cultural prodcuts: ex. 1950’s South korea began to experience pop culture songs through US military camps and radio AFKN , western forms of pop culture , came from the west and to Asian countires VS East Asian nations as producers of visual an pop cultural products: rise of new cinema, and animation, producers , Asian nations wants to b receivers of cultural procuts are now becoming products o The new millennium  Technological reproduction  Post – industrialization era;  Hallyu; Korean wave o Korean cultural product were famous in china in 1990s, movies stars and singers were more famous then chinsee actors jounalists impressed by them they dfined them o It’s literally a wave, Korean peninsula ; enjoying populatrity worldwide o Hallyu comes from various cultural dramas  Hallyu : the new Korean cinema, the cold war division o Ex. Shiri; used to be one nation then got divided by colonization  These films about historical routed divison of koreas past: get a sense of htier history  Focous on Korean war or division of Korean peninsula btw the communist North and the capitalist south  Brothers join south Korean brother: older brother ; he is caught up with the north Korean army and odler bro ways his war on south korea  Kang che gyu: the war was simply about violence and that he dicpeted the war that way  For whom and for what was the war fought: ideologies, capitalism and communcistm,  Then did he want ot talk about th ekorean war throught the story
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