File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Translating Japanese adult movies in Taiwan: Transcending the production- consumption opposition

TitleTranslating Japanese adult movies in Taiwan: Transcending the production- consumption opposition
Authors
KeywordsConsumption
Cultural Code
Japanese Adult Videos
Porn Studies
Production
Taiwanese Sexual Culture
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10357823.asp
Citation
Asian Studies Review, 2010, v. 34 n. 1, p. 19-39 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper is an attempt to reconsider the opposition between consumption and production in social sciences through a detailed analysis of the production of Chinese subtitles for a pirated Japanese adult video (AV) clip in Taiwan. We demonstrate that the way local pirate merchants provide Chinese subtitles is very much guided by the sexual roles of men and women, or what Sahlins calls a cultural code, In Taiwan because this makes Japanese AVs look "natural", and thus sexually appealing, to Taiwanese viewers. More importantly, the same cultural code also serves as a model for Taiwanese viewers to consume Japanese AVs; otherwise, the reproduction of Japanese AVs will not be sexually appealing to them. Seen in this way, the relation of production and consumption is not as opposed as is commonly thought. It follows that arguments that either production or consumption offers a better mode of investigation of a cultural good are misleading, because they presume that production and consumption entail different lines of logic when in fact both follow the same cultural code. © 2010 Asian Studies Association of Australia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177583
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.492
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
ISI Accession Number ID
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorYau, HYen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, HWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:37:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:37:17Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Studies Review, 2010, v. 34 n. 1, p. 19-39en_US
dc.identifier.issn1035-7823en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177583-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is an attempt to reconsider the opposition between consumption and production in social sciences through a detailed analysis of the production of Chinese subtitles for a pirated Japanese adult video (AV) clip in Taiwan. We demonstrate that the way local pirate merchants provide Chinese subtitles is very much guided by the sexual roles of men and women, or what Sahlins calls a cultural code, In Taiwan because this makes Japanese AVs look "natural", and thus sexually appealing, to Taiwanese viewers. More importantly, the same cultural code also serves as a model for Taiwanese viewers to consume Japanese AVs; otherwise, the reproduction of Japanese AVs will not be sexually appealing to them. Seen in this way, the relation of production and consumption is not as opposed as is commonly thought. It follows that arguments that either production or consumption offers a better mode of investigation of a cultural good are misleading, because they presume that production and consumption entail different lines of logic when in fact both follow the same cultural code. © 2010 Asian Studies Association of Australia.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10357823.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Studies Reviewen_US
dc.subjectConsumptionen_US
dc.subjectCultural Codeen_US
dc.subjectJapanese Adult Videosen_US
dc.subjectPorn Studiesen_US
dc.subjectProductionen_US
dc.subjectTaiwanese Sexual Cultureen_US
dc.titleTranslating Japanese adult movies in Taiwan: Transcending the production- consumption oppositionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, HW: hwwongc@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, HW=rp01232en_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10357820903568243en_US
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-77956348746en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros179304-
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-77956348746&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_US
dc.identifier.volume34en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage19en_US
dc.identifier.epage39en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1467-8403-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000290309400003-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYau, HY=42462837700en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, HW=36638775300en_US

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats