1st Edition

Global Media
The Television Revolution in Asia

ISBN 9780415884044
Published June 10, 2010 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

This book is about the processes of globalization, demonstrated through a comparative study of three television case histories in Asia. Also illustrated are different approaches to providing television services in the world: public service (NHK in Japan), state (CCTV in China) and commercial (STAR TV, based in Hong Kong).

Through its focus, Global Media addresses a considerable lacuna in the media studies literature, which tends to have a heavy Western bias. It provides an original addition to the literature on globalization, which is often abstract and anecdotal, in addition to making a major contribution to comparative research in Asia. Finally, it offers a thoughtful causal layered analysis, with a concluding argument in favor of public service television.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The Globalization Context  2. Information, Television and News  3. Case History 1 - Japan and NHK  4. Case History 2 - China and CCTV  5. Case History 3 - Hong Kong and STAR TV  6. Conclusions - Meanwhile, Back in the Future.  Appendix: The GNN Planning Documents

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James D. White is Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy and Associate Director, International Programs in the Center for Advanced Communications Policy at Georgia Tech.