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].
Emma Baulch, Monash University Malaysia
Gregory N. Evon, University of New South Wales
Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney
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
Japanese Film and the Challenge of Video
Queer Media in China
China's Avant-Garde, 1978–2018
The Chinese Internet The Online Public Sphere, Power Relations and Political Communication
Global Perspectives on Journalism in Nepal Nepalese News Media in the Twenty–First Century
Television in Transition in East Asia
By Tom Mes
May 19, 2023
This book explores the phenomenon of V-Cinema, founded in Japan in 1989 as a distribution system for direct-to-video movies which film companies began making having failed to recoup their investment in big budget films. It examines how studios and directors worked quickly to capitalize on niche ...
By Hongwei Bao
January 09, 2023
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 ...
By Daria Berg, Giorgio Strafella
November 11, 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 ...
By Stephen Teo
September 26, 2022
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, ...
By Selvaraj Velayutham, Vijay Devadas
August 01, 2022
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 ...
By Henry Laurence
July 29, 2022
The BBC and NHK have dominated their national media systems since the 1920s and still play a central role in shaping political, social and cultural life. Both are highly trusted news organizations, and vitally influence national identity. Yet despite remarkably similar organizational and funding ...
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...
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...