From Korean wave to Korean living: Meteor Garden and the politics of love fantasies in Taiwan

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Abstract

This paper uses an inter-Asian TV drama, Meteor Garden (also called Boys Over Flowers in Japan and S. Korea), as an example to illustrate the formation of women's desire within the context of nation formation and neoliberal globalization. It argues that women's rights to Korean dramas are predicated on a politics of recognition which essentializes and naturalizes women's desire for love. This desire for love, when historicized as an institution for nation building and globalization, should be seen as a cultural technology of control which aims to depoliticize women, reducing women's citizenship to the intimate domain. Korean dramas and Korean living, based on consumption as a fantastic solution to

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-445
Number of pages27
JournalKorea Observer
Volume43
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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