Global Circulation of Asian Popular Culture
Choose one specific Asian popular cultural product (e.g. blockbuster or horror films, TV
drama, pop songs) and critically analyse the characteristics, cultural specificity, and
local and global significance of the product and how and why it has changed when
transplanted into other cultures. Your essay should include one or more examples of the
specific popular cultural product which were not used in the lectures. It should not
reproduce material dealt with in the PPT presentation . You may link the essay and your
literature review, but should be careful not to reproduce the same material.
Do NOT write about Japanese manga or anime, as these are comprehensively dealt
with in other units.