VCD as programmatic technology : Japanese television drama in Hong Kong

Darrell William DAVIS, Yueh Yu, Emilie YEH

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Whether tourist or resident, one confronts a surprising amount of Japanese commodity culture in Hong Kong: Japanese supermarkets, Japanese comics (manga) on newsstands, Japanese fast food, pop music, and ubiquitous Hello Kitty shops selling every kind of trinket imaginable. In electronic media, there is a huge selection of Japanese computer games, toys, and anime (animation) as well as Japanese films screening at multiplexes. In video and record shops, there are not only large sections of "J-pop," but also handsome box sets of Japanese prime-time television called simply "yat-kek" (Japanese drama) in Cantonese.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeeling Asian modernities : transnational consumption of Japanese TV dramas
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789622096325
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Versions o f this essay have been presented at the following
conferences: "Television, Past and Futures", University of Queensland, 1
December 2000; "Communication and Cultural (Ex)change", 8th International
Conference o f Intercultural Communication Studies , Hon g Kong Baptist
University, 25 Jul y 2001; and "Feeling 'Asian' Modernities: T V Drama
Consumption in East/Southeast Asia", International Christian University,
Tokyo, 23-25 November 2001.


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