East Asia

Looking In and Looking Out

Authored by: Yasue Kuwahara

The Routledge Companion to Media and Race

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138020726
eBook ISBN: 9781315778228
Adobe ISBN: 9781317695837

10.4324/9781315778228.ch25

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Abstract

The countries in East Asia, particularly China, Japan, and Korea, have maintained close relationships for over 2,000 years. While the bases of their societies, such as the values based on Confucianism and linguistic styles, are similar, and their historical experience with the West is also similar in that they have been under the influence of Western hegemony, their relationships were not always amicable, as attested to by Japan’s colonization of Korea between 1910 and 1945 and recent territorial disputes among them. Such experiences are reflected in the relationship between race and mass media in East Asia.

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