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Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Creative Industry
Dal Yong Jin describes the recent surge in Korean cultural industries, and the rapid proliferation of online gaming and K-Pop across Asia and the world.
Latin American Studies and United States Foreign Policy
Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof reflects on the relationship between Latin American scholarship and U.S. foreign policy in the region.
The Global Controversy over Pussy Riot: An Anti-Putin Women's Protest Group in Moscow
Jessica Zychowicz traces the origins of the anti-Putin protests in Russia that attracted worldwide media attention due to the arrest of three young women in a feminist punk band, Pussy Riot.
Developmental or Predatory? The State's Paradoxical Economic Role in Local China Yuen Yuen Ang examines conflicting images of local state government bureaucracies in China which have been characterized as predatory and lacking standards of “good governance.”
Japanese Manga and Smoking: Puffing Away
Dr. Masahito Jimbo analyzes the content of comics in Japan and the U.S. to measure the prevalence of depictions of smoking and the possible influence of smoking patterns among teens in both countries.