1st Edition

Digital Transactions in Asia Economic, Informational, and Social Exchanges

Edited By Adrian Athique, Emma Baulch Copyright 2019
    316 Pages
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of transactional forms of the digital across the Asian region by addressing the platforms and infrastructures that shape the digital experience. Contributors argue that each and every encounter mediated by the digital carries with it a functional exchange, but at the same time each transaction also implies an exchange based on social relationships for the digital age. In capturing the digital revolution through case studies of economic, informational, and social exchanges from across the larger Asian region, the book offers a richly contextualized and comparative account of the pervasive nature of the digital as both a medium for action and a medium of record.


    Chapter 1: Digital Transactions in Asia

    Part 1: Platforms, Infrastructure and Regulation

    Chapter 2: Zhejiang's Digital Dream

    Chapter 3: Information Infrastructure and Platform Anxieties in India

    Chapter 4: Recalibrating China in a Time of Platforms

    Chapter 5: Demonetization: India's Year of Living Digitally

    Chapter 6: Another Dimension: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property in Asia

    Chapter 7: Digital Rights in Asia: Rethinking Regional and International Agendas

    Part 2: Financial, Social and Cultural Transactions

    Chapter 8: Embedding Digital Money Amongst Chinese Migrant Factory Workers

    Chapter 9: The Digital State: A Tale of Tweets and Foods in Contemporary India

    Chapter 10: ‘Skill-Makers’ in the Platform Economy: Transacting Digital Labour

    Chapter 11: Self As Enterprise: Disability and Digital Entrepreneurship in China

    Chapter 12: Resilient Love: Intimacy, Surveillance and (dis)Trust in Metro Manila

    Chapter 13: Chinese Transcreators, Webtoons and the Korean Digital Wave


    Chapter 14: Insurrectionary Tendencies: The Viral Fever Comedies and Indian Media

    Chapter 15: Hijabers on Instagram: Visualising the Ideal Muslim Woman


    Adrian Athique is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland, Australia

    Emma Baulch is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts and Soccial Sciences, Monash University Malaysia and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia