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Complicated Currents

About the Editors

Daniel Black is a Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University in Australia. His area of expertise is Japanese popular culture. His work has appeared in journals such as Continuum, Journal of Popular Culture and Metro.

Stephen Epstein is the Director of the Asian Studies Programme at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has published widely on contemporary Korean society and literature and has also translated or co-translated numerous works of Korean and Indonesian fiction, including Contradictions, by Yang Gwi-ja (Cornell East Asia Series, 2005), Who Ate Up All the Shinga?, by Park Wan-suh (Columbia University Press, 2009) and The Long Road, by Kim In-suk (MerwinAsia, 2010). He is currently working on a book entitled Korea and Its Neighbours: Popular Media and National Identity in the Twenty-First Century.

Alison Tokita is Associate Professor of Japanese Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University in Australia, where she has also been Director of the Japanese Studies Centre. She has published widely in Japanese studies, including as co-editor of The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music and as editor-in-chief of six refereed volumes of papers under the general title Japanese Studies: Communities, Cultures, Critiques. Her areas of expertise include Japanese performing arts, international marriage, Japanese popular culture, and Japanese diaspora.

Complicated Currents

   by Daniel Black, Stephen Epstein and Alison Tokita