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Arts: Popular Culture: Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific (excepting Indonesia)
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From the mid-1980s there has been a huge expansion of studies of popular culture in East Asia and its contiguous regions. This has occurred both because of the rediscovery of popular culture as a legitimate subject for scholarly study as part of the newly formulated interdisciplinary field of cultural studies, and because of the realization that globalization has cultural as well as economic dimensions. Societies in the Asia-Pacific region have experienced huge degrees of mutual cultural interpe…

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Clammer, John, “Arts: Popular Culture: Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific (excepting Indonesia)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0294e>
First published online: 2009



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