Japanese fandom and the Korean wave

Tracing the introduction and rise of the Korean wave through television dramas in Japan and subsequent Japanese drama tourism to Korea, Millie Creighton, associate professor at the University of British Columbia, explores how the ‘ethnic erotic economy’ for women within Japan, once emphasizing white Western males, shifted to Korean men, and how the intensive fandom of so-called middle-aged Japanese women challenged age, race, ethnic, and gender hierarchies within Japanese society. This event is on Monday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. in Hellems 252.

November 4, 2013 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu