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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 Donald, at [email protected]

Editorial Board:

Gregory N. Evon, University of New South Wales
Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney
Michael Keane, Curtin University
Tania Lewis, RMIT University, Melbourne
Vera Mackie, University of Wollongong
Kama Maclean, University of New South Wales

Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Gary Rawnsley, Nottingham Ningbo University
Ming-yeh Rawnsley, Nottingham Ningbo University

Jo Tacchi, Loughborough University
Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney
Jing Wang, MIT
Ying Zhu, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

 

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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

Qingning Wang
November 02, 2020

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...

Screening China's Soft Power

Screening China's Soft Power

1st Edition

Paola Voci, Luo Hui
December 12, 2019

Promoting China's cultural soft power by disseminating modern Chinese values is one of the policies of President Xi Jinping. Although, it is usually understood as a top-down initiative, implemented willingly or unwillingly by writers, filmmakers, artists, and so on, and often manifesting itself in...

The Beatles in Japan

The Beatles in Japan

1st Edition

Carolyn S. Stevens
December 12, 2019

Following their first tour to Japan in 1966, the Beatles would become an important part of Japan’s postwar cultural development and its deepening relationship with the West. By the 1960s Japan’s dramatic rise in prosperity and the self-confidence of the country’s ‘economic miracle’ period were...

Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change

Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change

1st Edition

Kuei-fen Chiu, Ming-yeh Rawnsley, Gary Rawnsley
December 12, 2019

The book examines recent developments in Taiwan cinema, with particular focus on a leading contemporary Taiwan filmmaker, Wei Te-sheng, who is responsible for such Asian blockbusters as Cape No.7, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and Kano. The book discusses key issues, including...

Chinese Television and National Identity Construction: The Cultural Politics of Music-Entertainment Programmes

Chinese Television and National Identity Construction: The Cultural Politics of Music-Entertainment Programmes

1st Edition

Lauren Gorfinkel
December 12, 2019

This book examines music entertainment programmes on China Central Television, China’s only national level television network, as well as on nationally-available provincial channels, exploring how such programmes project a nuanced image of China’s identity and position in the world. It shows how...

Ethnic Minority Children in Post-Socialist Chinese Cinema: Allegory, Identity, and Geography

Ethnic Minority Children in Post-Socialist Chinese Cinema: Allegory, Identity, and Geography

1st Edition

Zhenhui Yan
November 27, 2019

This book examines the surprisingly large number of films about ethnic minority children in China, considering key questions such as Why are ethnic minority children becoming more intriguing to Chinese filmmakers? What are their roles in the films literally and allegorically? And how are they...

Media, Indigeneity and Nation in South Asia

Media, Indigeneity and Nation in South Asia

1st Edition

Markus Schleiter, Erik de Maaker
August 07, 2019

How do videos, movies and documentaries dedicated to indigenous communities transform the media landscape of South Asia? Based on extensive original research, this book examines how in South Asia popular music videos, activist political clips, movies and documentaries about, by and for indigenous...

Love Stories in China: The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century

Love Stories in China: The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Wanning Sun, Ling Yang
August 07, 2019

This book explores how political, economic, social, cultural and technological forces are (re)shaping the meanings of love and intimacy in China's public culture. It focuses on a range of cultural and media forms including literature, film, television, music and new media, examines new cultural...

Urban Culture in Pre-War Japan

Urban Culture in Pre-War Japan

1st Edition

Adam Thorin Croft
May 31, 2019

Politically the 1910s and 1920s were dark days for Japan: economic instability, frequent political assassinations, and increasing violent military interventions at home and overseas affected many. This book explores the literature of the period, showing how it contributed to this overall mood. It...

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

1st Edition

Yongchun Fu
February 21, 2019

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...

Digital China's Informal Circuits: Platforms, Labour and Governance

Digital China's Informal Circuits: Platforms, Labour and Governance

1st Edition

Elaine Jing Zhao
February 14, 2019

From open source cultures, piracy, to amateur media and on-demand labour, informal media activities are vibrant in circuits of cultural production, distribution, consumption and labour utilisation in China. They come in different sizes and shapes, involve multiple actors, often with transnational...

South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea

South Korean Popular Culture and North Korea

1st Edition

Youna Kim
January 29, 2019

Over recent decades South Korea’s vibrant and distinctive populist culture has spread extensively throughout the world. This book explores how this "Korean wave" has also made an impact in North Korea. The book reveals that although South Korean media have to be consumed underground and...

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