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Southeast Review of
VOLUME 31 • 2009
Special Feature: “Korean Wave”
The Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS) is an annual, peer-reviewed publication
of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS). Beginning
with Volume 16 (1994), the SERAS (ISSN 1083-074X) replaces the Annals (ISSN 0883published by the SEC/AAS since 1979.
Editor STEVEN E. GUMP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Editors DANIEL A. MÉTRAUX, Mary Baldwin College RONNIE LITTLEJOHN, Belmont University Editorial Advisory Board CAI RONG, Emory University KEVIN M. DOAK, Georgetown University GERALD FIGAL, Vanderbilt University HAL FRENCH, University of South Carolina JOHN ISRAEL, University of Virginia DAVID JONES, Kennesaw State University RUBY LAL, Emory University TIMOTHY MAY, North Georgia College & State University SUCHETA MAZUMDAR, Duke University SIMON PARTNER, Duke University LAURIE PATTON, Emory University RICHARD RICE, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga BRANTLY WOMACK, University of Virginia BRIAN WOODALL, Georgia Institute of Technology Web Master KENNETH W. BERGER, Durham, North Carolina Editorial and business matters should be addressed to the editor at the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 333 Education Building (MC-708), 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6925, U.S.A.; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Welcome from the SEC/AAS President
Instructions for Authors
The Volume at a Glance
My Tenure as Annals Editor, 1984–1988 HAL W. FRENCH
Special Feature: “Korean Wave” Introduction: Conceptualizing the Korean Wave MARK RAVINA
Japanese Surng the Korean Wave:
Drama Tourism, Nationalism, and Gender via Ethnic Eroticisms MILLIE CREIGHTON
Image Is Everything:
Re-imaging Traditional Music in the Era of the Korean Wave HILARY V. FINCHUM-SUNG
No “Korean Wave” Here:
Western Classical Music and the Changing Value System in South Korea OKON HWANG
A Critical Assessment of the Korean Wave in Asia and the United States EUN-YOUNG JUNG
ii Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Volume 31 (2009) Finds, Encounters & Relations in Asia “You Are the Clever One”:
A Semantic Contest in a Transient Host/Tourist Community in Nepal STEVEN FOLMAR
Tudi Gong in Taiwan CHRISTOPHER A. HALL
Philologist of an Abandoned Classic:
Coterie Reading, Comic Commentary, and the Topos of the Found Manuscript in Ueda Akinari’s Kuse Monogatari DYLAN MCGEE
Extramarital Relationships, Masculinity, and Gender Relations in Vietnam NGUYEN KHANH LINH & JACK DASH HARRIS
Visions of Empire, East & West Victim of Colonialism or Model of Colonial Rule?
Changing Japanese Perceptions of Egypt, ca. 1860–1930 RICHARD BRADSHAW & IBRAHIM NDZESOP
Japan in the German Mass Media during the 1936 Olympic Games RICKY W. LAW
Engineering the Empire of Images:
Constructing Railways in Asia before the Great War NATALIA STAROSTINA
Using World History to Teach about Premodern Japan THOMAS W. BARKER
East Asia in Survey Courses:
Assessment and Comparative Digital Resources LUCIEN ELLINGTON & MERWIN MCCOY
Gandhi’s Grandchildren: The Legacy Continued HAL W. FRENCH
The Southern Dynasties (420–589) Buddhist Caves at Qixiashan, China WEI LIN
Japanese Simplication of Chinese Characters in Perspective XUEXIN LIU
Hosting the World: Perception Management and the Beijing Olympics JIM LORD
The Nagayama Criteria for Assessing the Death Penalty in Japan:
Reections of a Case Suspect DANIEL A. MÉTRAUX
Yin-Yang in Snow Country MASAKI MORI
Democratic Paradox: What Has Gone Wrong in Thailand?
CHUNJUAN NANCY WEI
Bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Gar Alperovitz and His Critics KAZUO YAGAMI
Liza Dalby’s Geisha: The View Twenty-ve Years Later JAN BARDSLEY
Asia: Comparative & Transnational Gupta, ed., Going to School in South Asia Postiglione & Tan, eds., Going to School in East Asia STEVEN E. GUMP
China Chen, ed., Fu Baoshi quanji [The complete works of Fu Baoshi] DAVID A. ROSS
iv Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Volume 31 (2009) Littlejohn, Daoism: An Introduction JIM DEITRICK
Japan Corson, The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket
Issenberg, The Sushi Economy:
Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy SCOTT W. NAGEL
Samuels, Securing Japan: Tokyo’s Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia DANIEL A. MÉTRAUX
South Asia Metcalf, Husain Ahmad Madani: The Jihad for Islam and India’s Freedom M. RAISUR RAHMAN
Pinto, Where There Is No Midwife: Birth and Loss in Rural India RACHEL NEWCOMB
Southeast Asia Van Esterik, Food Culture in Southeast Asia STEVEN E. GUMP
Program of the 48TH Annual Meeting
Minutes of the 48TH Annual Business Meeting
SEC/AAS Executive Committee, 2009–2010
Southeast Review of Asian Studies Volume 31 (2009), pp. v–vi Editor’s Note STEVEN E. GUMP University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign You have before you the largest volume of the Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS) produced to date (over 167,000 words), demonstrating the impressive depth and range of work carried out by members of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS). This volume includes contributions by a record thirty-four Asianists (pp. xviii– xxiv)—twenty-ve of whom are publishing in the SERAS for the rst time.
Another rst is that this volume includes a special themed feature: a collection of four articles on the “Korean Wave,” made possible through generous support by the Academy of Korean Studies (see Mark Ravina’s introduction to the section on pp. 3–9 for details). The remaining seven articles and eleven scholarly notes address East, South, and Southeast Asia from the perspectives of anthropology, art history, comparative literature, education, history, linguistics, political science, religion, and sociology. The articles
are organized thematically into three transdisciplinary sections:
Special Feature: “Korean Wave” Finds, Encounters & Relations in Asia Visions of Empire, East & West You are invited to read within and across these sections, pulling from the material various content, perspectives, and approaches that will inform and expand your disciplinary and geographical understandings of Asia. Pay attention, also, to the reviews of nine recently published monographs and edited volumes—plus a biography—addressing aspects of Asian art history, cultural studies, economics, education, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology. As with earlier volumes of the SERAS, which have served to record the history of the SEC/AAS and its activities, this one also includes the program of the annual meeting and minutes of the annual business meeting held during the year of publication—in this case, the 48TH Annual Meeting hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in January 2009.
More rsts for this volume include an interview and a retrospective review essay. The invited essay that opens the volume continues the series of reective essays by former editors of this journal, begun in Volume 30.
Editing the SERAS is far from a solo operation. As with Volumes 29 and 30, I appreciate the advice and counsel of Daniel A. Métraux; and Ronnie Littlejohn once again brought together an excellent, diverse collection of scholarly notes and book reviews. David Jones should have been listed as vi Southeast Review of Asian Studies, Volume 31 (2009) a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for both Volumes 29 and 30; I apologize for the unintentional omission. He and other members of the Editorial Advisory Board, listed on the inside front cover, provided useful, detailed comments to authors. In addition, sixteen special reviewers assisted me over the past year: Raja Adal (Harvard University), Cemil Aydin (George Mason University), Cheryl Crowley (Emory University), David Del Testa (Bucknell University), Paul Droubie (Manhattan College), Erik Esselstrom (University of Vermont), David Hardiman (University of Warwick), Thomas Havens (Northeastern University), Wan-Li Ho (Emory University), Li-ling Hsiao (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Robert Lee (University of Western Sydney), Michael Rich (Georgetown College), Sven Saaler (Sophia University), Ajay Skaria (University of Minnesota), Allison Truitt (Tulane University), and Susan Walcott (University of North Carolina at Greensboro). I thank all of these specialists for their involvement, attention, and interest in the SERAS.
I encourage you to consult the Instructions for Authors (pp. viii–xi) and to consider submitting your own articles, scholarly notes, and book reviews for the next volume. Moreover, I invite you to propose additional genres and types of scholarship for inclusion in future SERAS volumes; do not feel restricted by the categories described in the Instructions for Authors. The SERAS is your journal, after all: A goal is to be as reective as possible of your work and interests. As well, the journal remains committed to offering a balanced look at Asia, providing both historical and contemporary pieces that address the different regions of Asia from a variety of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.
This volume is my third and last as editor. I rst became involved with the SEC/AAS in 2004, soon after making an academic transition from Asian studies to education, and I joined the SERAS editorial team in 2006. In addition to affording me the privilege of experiencing the inner workings of the scholarly publishing realm, editing the SERAS has allowed me to keep a foot in an academic world about which I remain passionate. I have enjoyed meeting so many Asianists from across the Southeast United States (and beyond); and I have appreciated learning about your academic interests and pursuits, as presented at the SEC/AAS annual meetings and as chronicled in the SERAS. The eighth SERAS editor will be appointed by members of the SEC/AAS Executive Committee in January 2010 and announced at the 49th Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. The SERAS Web site will be updated in January with new editorial contact information. In 2010, feel free to contact either me or the new editor (with whom I will put you in touch). I am quite relieved that Ronnie Littlejohn has agreed to remain, for at least one additional year, as associate editor for scholarly notes and book reviews.
His experience and assistance will certainly be a boon for the new editor.
As always, enjoy reading—and learning from—this volume. I welcome your thoughts and comments about past SERAS volumes—and your suggestions and ideas for future volumes. You can reach me at email@example.com.
Southeast Review of Asian Studies Volume 31 (2009), p. vii Welcome from the SEC/AAS President DANIEL A. MÉTRAUX Mary Baldwin College It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the thirty-rst volume of the Southeast Review of Asian Studies. As a former editor (2004–6) and frequent contributor since joining the SEC/AAS in 1983, I have witnessed the steady progress of this publication from an in-house work featuring a few papers and abstracts from the previous meeting to a full-scale, noteworthy scholarly journal with high-quality articles by both seasoned veterans and younger scholars. We are proud of the fact that the SEC/AAS is the only regional chapter of the Association for Asian Studies to produce such a professional journal that rivals any other Asian studies publication in terms of quality.
My three-year term as SERAS editor was notable for several changes:
an on-line version, book reviews, scholarly notes, and acceptance of articles not necessarily resulting from papers presented at the previous conference.
In other words, we were moving the SERAS away from its “in-house” status to that of a professional publication with national aspirations; but there was plenty of room for improvement. What we really needed was a highly talented editor to transform this aspiring journal into a highly professional scholarly work. Luckily I befriended Steven Gump when he submitted a classy article for publication. I soon recognized his great editorial talents and invited him to assist me in editing my nal volume. Because of his enormous contributions to the 2006 issue, SEC/AAS colleagues commended me on “the best SERAS issue to date.” I smiled, knowing that Steve deserved this praise, and promptly nominated him as my successor.