SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentInternational Master's Program in International Communication Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Communication Studies, Second Year
Course NamePopular Culture in Taiwan: Nation, Everyday Life and Performance
InstructorHUANG CHUN MING
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule








 


































































































































































週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



Introduction



Course overview and Introduction



Lecture and Seminar





3-5



2



Part I: Theorizing popular culture and nationalism



Cultural studies tradition



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



3



Part I: Theorizing popular culture and nationalism



Sociological perspective: Popular culture



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



4



Part I: Theorizing popular culture and nationalism



Nationalism studies and popular culture



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



5



Part 2: History, modernity and hybridity



Historicizing Taiwan’s popular culture



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



6



Part 2: History, modernity and hybridity



Roots/Routes and differences: the making of Taiwan’s popular culture



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



7



   Part 3: Identity and everyday life: the Global-local nexus



 



Material culture and identity



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



8



   Part 3: Identity and everyday life: the Global-local nexus



 



Global flows and imagination



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



9



 



Presentation of proposal



 





3-5



10



  Part 3: Identity and everyday life: the Global-local nexus



Scene, locality and places



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



11



Taiwan’s popular culture: Issues, Trends and studies



Call-in shows: Taiwan’s Mediated politics



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



12



Taiwan’s popular culture: Issues, Trends and studies



Music: Nation, mediation and identity



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



13



Taiwan’s popular culture: Issues, Trends and studies



Film: Nostalgia, nations and politics



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



14



Taiwan’s popular culture: Issues, Trends and studies



Performing arts: Performing national identity?



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



15



Taiwan’s popular culture: Issues, Trends and studies



Festivals/Exhibitions: Exhibiting national identity, city images and Cosmopolitanism



 



Lecture and Seminar



 





3-5



16










彈性授課




Fieldwork



 





3-5



17










彈性授課




Term paper consultancy



 





3-5



18










彈性授課



       Term paper submission

 





3-5














 




Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading







Presentations: 25%



Class participation: 25%



Term paper: (English essay, 4,000 to 5,000-words): 50%



Textbook & Reference

 Part 1: Theorizing popular culture and nationalism



Week 2:  Cultural studies tradition



 



Du Gay, Paul, et al. Doing cultural studies: The story of the Sony Walkman. Sage, 2013. (Introduction, Ch. 1)



Storey, J. (2009). Cultural theory and popular culture: An introduction. Routledge. (Ch. 1)



Hall, S. (1986a), ‘Popular Culture and the State’, in Bennett, T., Mercer, C. and



Woollacott, J. (eds), Popular Culture and Social Relations. Milton Keynes: Open



University Press.



Williams, R. (1961) The Long Revolution. New York: Columbia University Press. (Ch.2)



 



Week 3:  Sociological perspective



 



Giddens, A. (1991) Modernity and Self-identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age.



Cambridge: Polity Press. (Ch. 1)



Becker, H. S. (1982). Art worlds. Univ of California Press. (Ch. 1)



Peterson, R. A. and Anand, N. (2004) ‘The Production of Culture Perspective’, Annual



Review of Sociology, 30: 311–34.



 



Week 4:  Nationalism studies and popular culture



 



Anderson, B. (1991) Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso. (Ch. 1,3)



Billig, M. (1995) Banal Nationalism. London: Sage Publications Ltd. (Ch. 1)



Smith, A. D. (1991) National Identity. Reno: University of Nevada Press. (Ch.1)



Edensor, T. (2002). National identity, popular culture and everyday life. Bloomsbury Publishing. (Ch. 1)



 



   Part 2: History, modernity and hybridity



Week 5:  Historicizing Taiwan’s popular culture



 



Cho, Y. (2016). Historicizing East Asian pop culture. In Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture (pp. 27-37). Routledge.



Moskowitz, M. L. (2010). Cries of joy, songs of sorrow: Chinese pop music and its cultural connotations. University of Hawaii Press. (Ch. 1)



 



Week 6:  Roots/Routes and differences: the making of Taiwan’s popular culture



 



Moskowitz, M. L. (2010). Introduction: The power of the popular. In Popular Culture in Taiwan (pp. 13-34). Routledge.



Yip, J. (2004). Envisioning Taiwan: fiction, cinema, and the nation in the cultural imaginary. Duke University Press. (Intro., Ch. 1)



Moskowitz, M. L. (2010). Cries of joy, songs of sorrow: Chinese pop music and its cultural connotations. University of Hawaii Press. (Ch. 3)



Chien Wei-ssu & Kuo Chen-ti (2003) Viva Tonal: The dance age (Documentary film)



 



   Part 3: Identity and everyday life: the Global-local nexus



Week 7:  Material culture and identity



 



Slater, D. (2005). The sociology of consumption and lifestyle. The Sage handbook of sociology, 174-187.



Willis, P. (1990) Common Culture: Symbolic Work and Play in the Everyday Cultures of the Young. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. (Ch. 1)



Appadurai, A. (1986) ‘Introduction: Commodities and the Politics of Value’, in A. Appadurai (ed.), The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



Yueh, H. I. S. (2016). Identity politics and popular culture in Taiwan: A sajiao generation. Lexington Books.



Ko, Y. F. (2000). Hello Kitty and the Identity Politics in Taiwan. Taipei: Department Public Communication Hsih-Shin University.



 



Week 8:  Global flows and imagination



 



Smith, A. D. (1990). Towards a global culture?. Theory, culture & society, 7(2-3), 171-191.



Appadurai, A. (1996) Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. (Ch. 2)



Chun, A. (2010). Nomadic ethnoscapes in the changing global–local pop music industry: ICRT as IC. In Popular Culture in Taiwan (pp. 98-116). Routledge.



Iwabuchi, K. (2016). East Asian popular culture and inter-Asian referencing. In Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture (pp. 38-47). Routledge.



Gold, T. B. (1993) ‘Go With Your Feelings: Hong Kong and Taiwan Popular Culture in



Greater China’, The China Quarterly, Special Issue: ‘Great China’, 13 (December): 907–25.



Ko, Yu-Fen (2004), "The Desired Form: Japanese Idol Dramas in Taiwan," Feeling Asian Modernities: Transnational Consumption of Japanese TV Dramas, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, p.107-128.



 



Week 9:  Presentation of proposal



Week 10:  Scene, locality and places



 



Yu, S. D. (2004). Taiwan's Night Market Culture. The minor arts of daily life: Popular culture in Taiwan, 129.



Shin, Hyunjoon (2016) The legendary live venues and the changing music scenes in Taipei and Beijing. In Routledge Handbook of East Asian Popular Culture. Routledge.



Albanese, Dale (2011) An education innovation model for Taiwan: two examples of disruptive innovation in performing arts education. (Ch. 4)



Appadurai, A. (1996) Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. (Ch. 1)



 



     Part 4: Taiwan’s popular culture: Issues, Trends and studies



Week 11:  Call-in shows: Taiwan’s Mediated politics



 



Lee, W. C. (2011). Mediated Politics in Taiwan: Political Talk Shows and Democracy. Taiwan Journal of democracy, 7(2).



Chu, A. (2004). Taiwan’s mass-mediated crisis discourse: pop politics in an era of political tv call-in shows,’. The Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Taiwan, 89-110.



Dahlgren, P. (2009). Media and political engagement: Citizens, communication and democracy. Cambridge University Press.



 



Week 12:  Music: Nation, mediation and identity



 



Guy, N. (2002). " Republic of China National Anthem" on Taiwan: One Anthem, One Performance, Multiple Realities. Ethnomusicology, 46(1), 96-119.



Ho, W. C. (2007). Music and cultural politics in Taiwan. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 10(4), 463-483.



Chen, Kuan-Hsing. “The Formation and Consumption of KTV in Taiwan.” Consumption in Asia. Ed. Beng-Huat Chua. London: Routledge, 2000. 159-182.



 



Week 13:  Film: Nostalgia, nations and politics



 



Yip, J. (2004) ‘Toward the Postmodern: Taiwanese New Cinema and Alternative Visions of Nation’ in Envisioning Taiwan: fiction, cinema, and the nation in the cultural imaginary. Duke University Press.



Tang, S. C., & Fujimaki, M. (2018). The unredeemed nations: the Taiwanese film KANO and its trans-border reception. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 19(1), 21-39.



Or



Green, F. H. (2017). All under heaven KANO: The politics of nostalgia and the making of a new Taiwanese identity in Wei Te-sheng’s Taiwan-Japan trilogy. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, 3(2), 169-182.



Appadurai, A. (1996) Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. (Ch. 4)



                                



Week 14:  Performing arts: Performing national identity?



 



Guy, N. A. (1995). Peking Opera as" National Opera" in Taiwan: What's in a Name?. Asian Theatre Journal, 12(1), 85-103.



Chao, Y. L. (2000). Dance, culture and nationalism: The socio-cultural significance of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taiwanese society (Doctoral dissertation, City University London).



 



Lu, Y. J. (2011). Decolonized imagination: modernity and modern dance in 1970s Taiwan. Art Review, TNUA (21), 1-38.



Guy, N. (2005). Peking opera and politics in Taiwan. University of Illinois Press. Introduction.



Dayan, D., & Katz, E. (1994). Media events. harvard university press.( Ch. 1)



 



Week 15:  Festivals/Exhibitions: Exhibiting national identity, city images and



     Cosmopolitanism



 



Liu, J. C. (2012). The strategy of city cultural governance: 2009 Kaohsiung world games and globalized city cultural images. Journal of Leisure Studies, 10(1), 47-71.



Dicks, B. (2004). Culture on display: The production of contemporary visitability. McGraw-Hill Education (UK).



Lin, C. (2015). Special exhibitions and national museums in Taiwan: an investigation (Doctoral dissertation, School of Museum Studies).



Lai, Chia-ling (2004). “Art exhibitions travel the world”, Tourism, Mobilities, edited  by John Urry and Mimi Sheller. London: Routledge.


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