• Project dates: 2015
  • Funding : Sumitomo Foundation

This project investigated how anime and cosplay is engaged with in Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. As well as providing fascinating insights into cultural communities in these countries, the project revealed attitudes amongst young people in these countries towards Japan and the effect of Japanese soft-power as realised through cosplay and anime.

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Dr Julian Lee

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