115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

East-West Circulations and Economies II

Session Chair: 
James Lu, California Baptist University
Session 6: Saturday 10 – 11:30 am
Ching 253


  1. Patrick Patterson, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Heavy Metal idol group Baby Metal may indicate a new marketing formula that will make Japan the next big player in the global music market.
  2. Jayson Chun, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
    This presentation will look at the "Pop Pacific," examining Japanese and Korean popular music in a larger Pan-Pacific global context highly interconnected with popular music and events in the U.S. and with each other. In other words, what we call Korean or Japanese popular music can only be understood in the larger context of the relations between Japan, Korea, and the United States.
  3. Megan Evans, California State University, Fresno
    The paper will explore the idea of Western assumed dominance over the East through the portrayal of the Western male fantasy of an Asian woman as being submissive and weak, typically described as the Butterfly character, through the classic work of Onoto Watanna’s The Heart of Hyacinth and the modern counter to this idea from David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.
Session Cancelled: