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For Gord Sellar's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Apr 10, 2011

Colonial Japan and the first 'Korean Wave'

PRIMITIVE SELVES: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945, by E. Taylor Atkins. University of California Press, 2010, 280 pp., $24.95 (paper) While pop-culture industry insiders reputedly hate the term, and discussion of it has generally waned in Korea, the "Korean Wave" remains inescapable in ...

/ Oct 10, 2010

S. Korea riding a cinematic wave

Anyone who has been watching for the last decade or so has witnessed the rapid growth and blockbusterization of South Korean cinema and its transformation from what was a marginal pop-cultural backwater into local success story gaining increasing attention from audiences across Asia and ...