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Global Media

The Television Revolution in Asia, 1st Edition

By James D. White


288 pages

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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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General