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Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia


About the Series

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 Hemelryk Donald, at [email protected]

Editorial Board:

Emma Baulch, Monash University Malaysia
Gregory N. Evon, University of New South Wales
Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney
Michael Keane
Tania Lewis, RMIT University, Melbourne
Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong
Kama Maclean, University of Heidelberg
Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Gary Rawnsley, University of Nottingham (Ningbo)
Ming-yeh Rawnsley, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Jo Tacchi, University of Lancaster (London)
Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney
Jing Wang, MIT
Ying Zhu, City University of New York

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China's Avant-Garde, 1978–2018

China's Avant-Garde, 1978–2018

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Daria Berg, Giorgio Strafella
September 09, 2022

This book examines how China’s new generation of avant-garde writers and artists are pushing the boundaries of vernacular culture, creatively appropriating artistic and literary languages from global cultures to reflect on reform-era China’s transformation and the Maoist heritage. It explores the ...

The Politics of Public Broadcasting in Britain and Japan The BBC and NHK Compared

The Politics of Public Broadcasting in Britain and Japan: The BBC and NHK Compared

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Henry Laurence
July 29, 2022

This book explores the remarkably similar national public broadcasters of Britain and Japan – the BBC and NHK. It considers the origins of both organisations in the 1920s, highlights how they have both been major shapers of national life and national identity in their respective countries, how they...

The Chinese Internet The Online Public Sphere, Power Relations and Political Communication

The Chinese Internet: The Online Public Sphere, Power Relations and Political Communication

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Qingning Wang
May 30, 2022

This book discusses the use of the internet in China, the complicated power relations in online political communications, and the interactions and struggles between the government and the public over the use of the internet. It argues that there is a "semi-structured" online public sphere, in which...

Media in Asia Global, Digital, Gendered and Mobile

Media in Asia: Global, Digital, Gendered and Mobile

1st Edition

Edited By Youna Kim
May 16, 2022

This book is an upper-level student source book for contemporary approaches to media studies in Asia, which will appeal across a wide range of social sciences and humanities subjects including media and communication studies, Asian studies, cultural studies, sociology and anthropology. Drawing on a...

Global Perspectives on Journalism in Nepal Nepalese News Media in the Twenty–First Century

Global Perspectives on Journalism in Nepal: Nepalese News Media in the Twenty–First Century

1st Edition

Edited By Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, Shyam Sharma
April 08, 2022

With more than 1000 newspapers, 1100 local radios, 200 television channels, 3000 online news portals, and over 80 colleges providing media education and training, news media, and media education are vibrant fields in Nepal. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Nepal’s news media, ...

WeChat and the Chinese Diaspora Digital Transnationalism in the Era of China's Rise

WeChat and the Chinese Diaspora: Digital Transnationalism in the Era of China's Rise

1st Edition

Edited By Wanning Sun, Haiqing Yu
April 01, 2022

WeChat (the international version of Weixin), launched in 2012, has rapidly become the most favoured Chinese social media. Globally available, equally popular both inside and outside China and widely adopted by Chinese migrants, WeChat has fundamentally changed the ways in which Mandarin-speaking ...

Sex Trafficking and the Media Perspectives from Thailand and the United States

Sex Trafficking and the Media: Perspectives from Thailand and the United States

1st Edition

By Meghan Sobel
September 30, 2021

This book explores how sex trafficking has been reported in the media. The book is set in the context of reportage of this human rights abuse in two varying political landscapes – the United States being a developed democracy and Thailand experiencing continued political turmoil including a May ...

Television in Transition in East Asia

Television in Transition in East Asia

1st Edition

By Ki-Sung Kwak
September 30, 2021

This book examines the development of television broadcasting in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. It explores the policy regimes guiding the development of television broadcasting as a powerful institution and the extent to which new forms of television have become part of each country’s ...

Queer Media in China

Queer Media in China

1st Edition

By Hongwei Bao
May 31, 2021

This book examines different forms and practices of queer media, that is, the films, websites, zines, and film festivals produced by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in China in the first two decades of the twenty-first century. It traces how queer ...

Chinese Martial Arts Film and the Philosophy of Action

Chinese Martial Arts Film and the Philosophy of Action

1st Edition

By Stephen Teo
March 30, 2021

This book focuses on the philosophy of Chinese martial arts film, arguing that philosophy provides a key to understanding the whole genre. It draws on Chinese philosophical ideas derived from, or based on, Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and other schools of thought such as Mohism and Legalism, ...

Tamil Cinema in the Twenty-First Century Caste, Gender and Technology

Tamil Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Caste, Gender and Technology

1st Edition

Edited By Selvaraj Velayutham, Vijay Devadas
December 30, 2020

Tamil Cinema in the Twenty-First Century explores the current state of Tamil cinema, one of India’s largest film industries. Since its inception a century ago, Tamil cinema has undergone major transformations, and today it stands as a foremost cultural institution that profoundly shapes Tamil ...

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

1st Edition

By Yongchun Fu
September 30, 2020

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 ...

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