Max L. Bohnenkamp

Max L. Bohnenkamp

College Fellow in East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Max Bohnenkamp’s research focuses upon conceptions of folk, popular and mass cultures in modern and contemporary China, particularly addressing the …

Chinese History 113

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Chinese History 113. Society and Culture of Late Imperial China

Catalog Number: 8264

Chinese 166r

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Chinese 166r. Chinese in Humanities

Catalog Number: 16522

East Asian Media Ecologies

New media is transforming the economic, political, legal, and everyday life of East Asia. In South Korea, video game tournaments make it to prime time television, whereas in North Korea, mobile phone users form secret networks. In China, the film box office grows by double digits while the Internet challenges the Party’s monopoly of information. In Japan, social networks substituted traditional news in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe, while popular culture materials and fan practices from Japan spread all over Asia.