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Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars in the West and the East, on all aspects of media, culture and social change in Asia. New proposals are welcome, and should be sent in the first instance to the series editor, Stephanie Donald, at [email protected]

Editorial Board:

Gregory N. Evon, University of New South Wales

Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney

Chris Hudson, RMIT University, Melbourne

K.P. Jayasankar, Unit for Media and Communications, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay

Michael Keane, Queensland University of Technology

Tania Lewis, RMIT University, Melbourne

Vera Mackie, University of Melbourne

Kama Maclean, University of New South Wales

Jane Mills, University of New South Wales

Anjali Monteiro, Unit for Media and Communications, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay

Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Gary Rawnsley, Aberystwyth University

Ming-yeh Rawnsley, University of Leeds

Jo Tacchi, University of Loughborough

Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney

Jing Wang, MIT

Ying Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist University

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Ethnic Minority Children in Post-Socialist Chinese Cinema: Allegory, Identity and Geography

Ethnic Minority Children in Post-Socialist Chinese Cinema: Allegory, Identity and Geography

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Zhenhui Yan
December 20, 2019

This book examines the surprisingly large number of films about ethnic minority children in China, considering key questions such as Why are ethnic minority children becoming more intriguing to Chinese filmmakers? What are their roles in the films literally and allegorically? And how are they...

Media, Indigeneity and Nation in South Asia

Media, Indigeneity and Nation in South Asia

1st Edition

Markus Schleiter, Erik de Maaker
August 07, 2019

How do videos, movies and documentaries dedicated to indigenous communities transform the media landscape of South Asia? Based on extensive original research, this book examines how in South Asia popular music videos, activist political clips, movies and documentaries about, by and for indigenous...

Love Stories in China: The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century

Love Stories in China: The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Wanning Sun, Ling Yang
August 07, 2019

This book explores how political, economic, social, cultural and technological forces are (re)shaping the meanings of love and intimacy in China's public culture. It focuses on a range of cultural and media forms including literature, film, television, music and new media, examines new cultural...

Urban Culture in Pre-War Japan

Urban Culture in Pre-War Japan

1st Edition

Adam Thorin Croft
May 31, 2019

Politically the 1910s and 1920s were dark days for Japan: economic instability, frequent political assassinations, and increasing violent military interventions at home and overseas affected many. This book explores the literature of the period, showing how it contributed to this overall mood. It...

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

1st Edition

Yongchun Fu
February 21, 2019

Based on extensive original research, including in studio archives, industrial surveys, official records, trade journals, and English and Chinese newspapers, this book explores the role of the American film industry in the development of cinema in China. It examines the Chinese industry’s response...

Digital China's Informal Circuits: Platforms, Labour and Governance

Digital China's Informal Circuits: Platforms, Labour and Governance

1st Edition

Elaine Jing Zhao
February 14, 2019

From open source cultures, piracy, to amateur media and on-demand labour, informal media activities are vibrant in circuits of cultural production, distribution, consumption and labour utilisation in China. They come in different sizes and shapes, involve multiple actors, often with transnational...

South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea

South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea

1st Edition

Youna Kim
January 29, 2019

Over recent decades South Korea’s vibrant and distinctive populist culture has spread extensively throughout the world. This book explores how this "Korean wave" has also made an impact in North Korea. The book reveals that although South Korean media have to be consumed underground and...

Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market

Television in Post-Reform Vietnam: Nation, Media, Market

1st Edition

Giang Nguyen-Thu
October 30, 2018

This book explores Vietnamese popular television in the post-Reform era, that is, from 1986, focussing on the relationship between television and national imagination. It locates Vietnamese television in the experiences of everyday life and the prevailing network of power relations resulting from...

North Korean Graphic Novels: Seduction of the Innocent?

North Korean Graphic Novels: Seduction of the Innocent?

1st Edition

Martin Petersen
August 14, 2018

Graphic novels (kurimchaek) are a major art form in North Korea, produced by agents of the regime to set out its vision in a range of important areas. This book provides an analysis of North Korean graphic novels, discussing the ideals they promote and the tensions within those ideals, and...

Cultural Policy in South Korea: Making a New Patron State

Cultural Policy in South Korea: Making a New Patron State

1st Edition

Hye-Kyung Lee
July 26, 2018

This is the first English-language book on cultural policy in Korea, which critically historicises and analyses the contentious and dynamic development of the policy. It highlights that the evolution of cultural policy has been bound up with the complicated political, economic and social trajectory...

Eastern Westerns: Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

Eastern Westerns: Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

1st Edition

Stephen Teo
April 20, 2018

The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It...

Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives

Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives

1st Edition

Kai Khiun Liew, Stephen Teo
April 20, 2018

This book outlines and discusses the very wide range of cinema which is to be found in Singapore. Although Singapore cinema is a relatively small industry, and relatively new, it has nevertheless made an impact, and continues to develop in interesting ways. The book shows that although Singapore...

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