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Australia and Asia: Cultural Transactions

Australia and Asia: Cultural Transactions

1st Edition

Maryanne Dever
July 28, 2016

Focuses on a series of interactions and exchanges - whether philosophical, political, aesthetic, or commercial - between Australia and the cultures of the Asia-Pacific region....

Asian Department Stores

Asian Department Stores

1st Edition

Kerrie L. MacPherson
July 11, 2016

In this pioneering study of the development of the Asian department store, economists, anthropologists and historians examine various aspects of retailing, business organization, networking and consumerism in the expanding economies of Asia....

Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries

Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries

1st Edition

Allen Chun, Ned Rossiter, Brian Shoesmith
August 11, 2015

Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries. Concentrating on the development of popular culture in its local socio-political...

Consuming China: Approaches to Cultural Change in Contemporary China

Consuming China: Approaches to Cultural Change in Contemporary China

1st Edition

Kevin Latham, Stuart Thompson, Jakob Klein
April 15, 2009

Post-Mao China has been characterized in literature and the media as a burgeoning consumer society. Consuming China investigates this characterization by examining the cultural significance of consumption and consumerism in the People’s Republic of China today. In questioning the notion of...

Asian Food: The Global and the Local

Asian Food: The Global and the Local

1st Edition

Katarzyna J. Cwiertka, Boudewijn C. A. Walraven
December 07, 2001

By documenting, analysing and interpreting the transformations in the local diets of Asian peoples within the last hundred years, this volume pinpoints the consequences of the tension between homogenisation and cultural heterogenisation, which is so characteristic for today's global interaction....

Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humour Magazines and Picture Books

Illustrating Asia: Comics, Humour Magazines and Picture Books

1st Edition

John Lent
October 19, 2001

Comic art and picture story telling have had rich traditions in Asia, yet have received little academic attention. This book helps redress this shortcoming through contributions on Asian comic and serial art, providing both historical and contemporary perspectives from countries across Asia....

Asian Media Productions

Asian Media Productions

1st Edition

Brian Moeran
August 10, 2001

A substantial book on the social practices and cultural attitudes of people producing, reading, watching and listening to different kinds of media in Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and India....

The Commercialized Crafts of Thailand: Hill Tribes and Lowland Villages

The Commercialized Crafts of Thailand: Hill Tribes and Lowland Villages

1st Edition

Erik Cohen
July 25, 2000

Brings together the author's pioneering studies of the commercialization of folk crafts in Thailand, conducted in the course of the last two decades. 'Destined to become a minor classic, both in the literature on rural Thailand and in the comparative study of contemporary arts and crafts.' Prof....

Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society

Adult Manga: Culture and Power in Contemporary Japanese Society

1st Edition

Sharon Kinsella
June 27, 2000

First detailed analysis of the phenomenon in English. Describes and analyses the complex new attitudes to manga since the 1980s. Provocative and timely, the book shows how manga's status in Japanese society is intimately linked to changes in the balance of power between artists and editors....

Japanese Consumer Behaviour: From Worker Bees to Wary Shoppers

Japanese Consumer Behaviour: From Worker Bees to Wary Shoppers

1st Edition

John McCreery
April 06, 2000

What role does consumption play in Japanese lives that are more than study, work and shopping? How have those lives changed since World War II as Japan has wrestled with the meaning of white-collar careers, women spreading their wings, changing family values, a shrinking birth rate, an aging...

Consuming Ethnicity and Nationalism: Asian Experiences

Consuming Ethnicity and Nationalism: Asian Experiences

1st Edition

Kosaku Yoshino
July 23, 1999

Sheds new light on the issues of ethnicity, nationalism and globalisation in the context of Asia, blending theories with empirical material. This volume offers not only a wealth of historical and empirical detail, but also, most importantly, a fresh perspective, and a debunking of a number of...

Staging Hong Kong: Gender and Performance in Transition

Staging Hong Kong: Gender and Performance in Transition

1st Edition

Rozanna Lilley
September 18, 1998

Examines contemporary cultural production in Hong Kong and its links to representations of 'Hong Kong identity', and the political forces shaping discourses of identity and the ways in which identity is constituted within representation to dramatise an increasingly uncertain present....

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