Workshop 'The Global Circulation of Korean and Japanese Cultural Industries'

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July 19, 2021 to July 20, 2021
Subject Fields: 
East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations


July 19-20, 2021 (CEST) | Room: Jordi Arbonès, Facultat de Traducció i d’Interpretació, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB Campus



GREGAL Research Group (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and ECIPE (European Centre for International Political Economy)



July 19, Monday


15:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Blai Guarné, GREGAL Research Group (UAB) Patrick Messerlin, ECIPE & Sciences Po Paris

15:15 Global East Asian Studies: The GREGAL’s Research Project

Blai Guarné, GREGAL Research Group (UAB)

15:30 The Missing Aspect in the Diffusion of Hallyu Contents: Understanding Why Foreign Companies are Interested in the Korean Drama Industry

Jimmyn Parc, ECIPE & Seoul National University

16:15 Butaitanbou Practitioners and the Media Literacy of Otaku Tourism in Japan

Antonio Loriguillo-López, GREGAL Research Group (UAB) & Universitat Jaume I

17:00 Fandom, Entrepreneurship, and the Globalization of Hallyu

Nissim Otmazgin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

17:45 Fighting Hallyu with Cool: Martial Arts as a Testing Ground for Cultural and Creative Industries in Japan and South Korea

Eduardo González de la Fuente, GREGAL Research Group (UAB) & CEAA (El Colegio de México)

18:30 General Discussion


July 20, Tuesday


09:30 The Role of the Governments and Companies in the Film Industry: Comparing Six Countries over Forty Years

Patrick Messerlin, ECIPE & Sciences Po Paris

10:15 South Korea’s Soft Power and North Korea

Holley LaFever, American University & ECIPE

11:00 Availability of Korean Literature in Spanish Translation: Bookstores and Libraries in Barcelona

Ester Torres-Simon, GREGAL Research Group (UAB)

11:45 Coffee Break

12:15 The Origins of Japanese SF in the Nineteenth Century: The Curious Story of the Novel Voyage to Innumerable Star Worlds

Michal Daliot-Bul, The University of Haifa

13:00 The Translation of Chinese Literature and Cinema in Spain: Design and Potential Applications of Two Open-Access Databases

Mireia Vargas-Urpí, TXICC Research Group (UAB) 13:30 General Discussion

14:00 Closing Notes


Registration (Teams)

Free of charge. Online sessions:

Program in pdf: