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The localisation of the Hana Yori Dango text: plural modernities in East Asia


Yoshida, H, The localisation of the Hana Yori Dango text: plural modernities in East Asia, New Voices, 4, (Mar) pp. 78-99. ISSN 1833-5233 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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This article examines the circulation and reception of the original Japanese sh˘jo manga text, Hana Yori Dango, through the three sites of Taiwan, Korea and Japan to both identify similarities and to investigate also specific differences between versions and how these differences relate to both cultural distancing and to cultural proximity.

The distance-closeness binary is most informed by the historical relationship Japan has had under Western socio-politico-cultural subjugation that in turn has informed the colonial relationship both Taiwan and Korea have had with Japan. The remnant of these (ongoing) relationships has directed a subjective encoding onto versions of the text adapted in East Asia. Therefore, the appearance of similarity between versions is underscored by social, political and cultural differences contextualised locally and promoted globally as a polymorphous and multilayered plurality.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Japanese popular culture, East Asia, Hana Yori Dango, colonialism, identity-transformation
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Asian cultural studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Yoshida, H (Ms Hitomi Yoshida)
ID Code:73307
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Asian Languages and Studies
Deposited On:2011-09-26
Last Modified:2012-12-04
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