Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption: Yonsama, Rain, Oldboy, K-Pop Idols (TransAsia Screen Cultures Series)

By Sun Jung

This e-book investigates the transcultural intake of hybrid South Korean masculinities in modern South Korean pop culture. It specializes in the japanese middle-aged woman fandom of an actor―Bae Yong-Joon (a.k.a. Yonsama)―the center type Singaporean girl fandom of a pop-star Rain, and the Western on-line cult fandom of a movie, Oldboy.

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Beast-like-man big name syndrome, purposes and results]. March 10, 2010b. My day-by-day. Accessed on March 10, 2010 at http://www. mydaily. co. kr/news/read. html? newsid=201003101049321114&ext=na. Bae, Keun-Min and Reuben Staines. “Hallyu Brings New shuttle pattern to Korea. ” February 23, 2006. Korea instances. Accessed on September 24, 2008 at http://news. empas. com/ convey. tsp/cp_kt/20060223n07087/? kw=.

Right here, DaeSoo’s machinic wish for vengeance turns into reworked into human predicament for his daughter. The transgressive violence during this scene, which happens whilst Dae-Soo cuts off his tongue, now indicates his paternal emotions and never vengeful ones. The recovery of his humanity is even strengthened through his mimicking an animal — a puppy. This animal mimicry arises from simple human worry and nervousness and from a father’s extreme love for his daughter. Dae-Soo’s mimicking of a puppy means that he has reconstructed his humanity while he deconstructs the machinic country that had plagued him earlier than.

Lee 2005). Baek Won-Dam criticizes such particular expressions of imperialism and argues that those attitudes resemble the vulgar nature of an “overnight millionaire” and a 42 Korean Masculinities and Transcultural intake “prostitute” (2005: 106). because the identify of her booklet — the alternative of East-Asia, Hallyu — indicates, Hallyu needs to be understood when it comes to sovereign neighborhood reception and cultural selection. utilizing the examples of China and Vietnam, Baek argues that the neighborhood audiences in those nations “chose” Hallyu as an “alternative tradition” whereas they have been present process the method of socio-ideological adjustments through the Nineties (2005: 33, 163).

I love such loyalty. (Ka, 33, concentration workforce interviewee)25 [His] visual appeal is excellent. yet I’m drawn to what he has inside of. Sincerity, humbleness, he constantly takes his lifestyles heavily. He continuously attempts to development and to develop into larger with aspiration [向上心] like build up his physique for a photograph e-book. He has crucial male worth within him. (Han, fifty two, questionnaire respondent) Ka and Han insist that his ethical adulthood is crucial issue that makes him a great male determine. particularly, for Han, his muscular physique purely reinforces his mature mentality.

March 7, 2010a. My day-by-day. Accessed on March 7, 2010 at http:// www. mydaily. co. kr/news/read. html? newsid=201003070948301114&ext=na. ——. “짐승남 스타 신드롬, 원인과 명암? ” [Beast-like-man megastar syndrome, purposes and results]. March 10, 2010b. My day-by-day. Accessed on March 10, 2010 at http://www. mydaily. co. kr/news/read. html? newsid=201003101049321114&ext=na. Bae, Keun-Min and Reuben Staines. “Hallyu Brings New shuttle development to Korea. ” February 23, 2006. Korea instances. Accessed on September 24, 2008 at http://news. empas. com/ convey.

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