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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Annocated Bibliography

1. Crowder, Lucien (2005). Birth of a New Star? Taiwan Business Topics. Vol. 35. Retrieved October 7, 2006 from the World Wide
Web:http://www.amcham.com.tw/publication_topics_view.php?volume=35&vol_num=7&topics_id=646. In several creative fields, such as film, TV, and music, Taiwan appears to have lost much of the competitive edge it enjoyed previously. The main problem is the quality of the products. Talent can't do much without money, but it's difficult to get a bank loan, few private investors willing to sponsor, nor can the government provide much direct help to producers of arts-related digital content.

2. Chien, Eugenia. (2006, Jan 18). China, Taiwan Crack Down on Korean Soap Operas. New
America Media. Retrieved October 7, 2006, from the World Wide
Web:http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html article_id=1f4a28ddf084931526c31c725d17ffc3. Editor's Note: Korean pop culture is catching on like wildfire in China and Taiwan, causing authorities to take steps to curb the "Korea wave."

3. Crowell, Todd. (2005). In Japan, Korean actors set hearts aflutter. The Christian Science
Monitor. April 08, 2005 edition. Retrieved October 7, 2006 from the World Wide
Web: http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0408/p15s01-altv.html. The Korean stories are popular because they depict "pure love." The tales are full of obstacles that the protagonists must overcome in the quest for true love.

4. Hua, Vennesa. (2005). In a lather over South Korean soap operas Exported TV dramas captivating huge audiences around Asia -- and beyond. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 7, 2006 from the World Wide Web: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/08/28/KOREANSOAP.TMP. The "Korean wave" of pop culture -- known in South Korea as hallyu -- is a point of national pride, helping introduce the country to the world and breaking down historical grudges with its neighbors. South Korean dramas arose when the country began deregulating its economy in the wake of the 1996 Asian financial crisis. As entrepreneurs remade the entertainment industry, academics say, creativity blossomed in the arts.

5. Ko, Shu-ling. (2006). TAIWAN: GIO looking to take foreign soap operas off prime time TV.
Asia Media. Retrieved October 15, 2006 from the World Wide Web:
http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=36983. Soap opera fans may no longer be able to watch their favorite programs because the Government Information Office (GIO) is considering banning soap operas produced by Japan, Korea, China and Hong Kong on prime time TV. "The goal is to see more locally produced programs on TV. To that end, we are thinking of amending the existing laws or adjusting administrative orders to encourage more locally produced TV programs so that local actors and actresses will have more job opportunities." Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus whip Pan Wei-kang said.

6. Osnos, Evan. (n.d.). Asia rides wave of Korean pop culture invasion. Asian Diversity. Retrieved October 15, 2006 from the World Wide Web:http://www.adiversity.com/magazine/article.htm?ID=645838512. The Korean recipe is clear: sweet, sometimes melodramatic plots and lyrics, high-gloss productions and a heavy dollop of wholesome Confucian family values. This cultural trade not only relied on Korea's new image as a democratic, high-tech success story but also tapped Asian appetites for alternatives to Western movies and celebrities. In much of Asia, Korea has become a byword for cool.


7. Norimitsu, Onishi. (2005). Roll Over, Godzilla: Korea Rules. New York Times.
South Korean dramas and music have started edging out American and Japanese ones in Taiwan, which caught the Korean Wave early this decade. But the worry of a possible backlash - Taiwan, for instance, is considering levying a 20 percent tariff on Korean programs - impelled the Culture Ministry two years ago to form the cultural exchange foundation, to prevent Southeast Asian countries from feeling that they are regarded only as markets.

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