4 Discussion Party! Money/Display of Luxury Family Power Dynamics WesternizationF4 & girlFashion Some theme music for your entertainment...
5Money/ Display of Luxury CompetitionMaterial wealth ClothingProduction focusesHow did the countries differ in their display of wealth and money? Why did each of the dramas have different focuses or methods of displaying the wealth? Like Taiwan didn't really have fancy homes, they just went and spent money on fancy food. Literally putting the bills on the bar. Also didn't have fancy clothesBudget differencesWhy do you think there was a shift in this focus on beautiful scenary, beautiful clothes, material wealth? Instead of the potentiality for it?
6 Family Filial Piety Levels/ reasons for support Face, Reputation Confucian Values also displayed in schoolDeliberations All of them wanted daughter to go to that school help their reputation/status/ face. Korean family- didn't have to pay for her to go to school thereJapanese- was already in the school, couldn't leave because she felt a sense of filial piety, parents worked hard for her to be thereTaiwanese- already in the school College, not high school..why?Confucian values- filial piety Taiwan class- the mention of confucian value of
7Power Dynamics Guy's mother vs. girl's mother Matriarchy? Gender Roles Submissive vs. DomineeringFather's role?
8Westernization Anime characterization English Aesthetic references Ways of socializingPropaganda oh-my-god!Ginger!Sunny!Miranda!
9F4 and Girl The leader, the prince,the player, the gangster Status DichotomiesPower dynamics
11Consumption/ Commercialization Popularity: RankingsMerchandise http://www.fareastjade.com/D0018.htmWho were these dramas made for? What for?Who is consuming?What does the commercialization and consumption of these dramas mean?Can only find the Korean and Taiwanese necklaces for sale online.. Couldn't find the numbers but I'm sure these shows are the highest grossing dramas, certainly the most popular Consumption by who? Who were these dramas made for? we see it ranges from young adults to 70s women? are men consuming? - from the Re-Imagining a Cosmopolitan ‘Asian Us’ article-
12FantasyIt's a love story, baby just say yesDefying all oddsLove squareWhat does the girl represent? Is this at all realistic or just playing to girls' deepest desires? What are they trying to convey about power and gender roles?
13Fulfilling the Fantasies... What's real and what's not?Korean TourismWhich F4 boy is for YOU?Fan Clubs http://www.fanpop.com/spots/boys-over-flowers AppealAspiring to be the characters through fashion, hairdo, lifestyle Difference between what girls like and what girls want?
14Is there reality? Social Issues Gossip Girl meets Survivor Gossip Girl meets SurvivorWhat do the characters, plots say about problems and positives of their respective countries?
15Globalization Role of Economics National Identity Cultural Exchange Taiwanese F4 MV