This book presents an analysis of television histories across India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia and Bhutan. It offers a set of standard data on the history of television’s cultural, industrial and political structures in each specific national context, allowing for cross-regional comparative analysis. Each chapter presents a case study on a salient aspect of contemporary television culture of the nation in question, such as analyses of ideology in television content in Japan and Singapore, and transformations of industry structure vis-à-vis state versus market control in China and Taiwan. The book provides a comprehensive overview of TV histories in Asia as well as a survey of current issues and concerns in Asian television cultures and their social and political impact.
1. Introduction: Television Histories in Asia: Nation Building, Modernization & Marketization Jinna Tay and Graeme Turner 2. Television, Scale and Place-Identity in the PRC: Provincial, National and Global Influences from 1958-2013 Wanning Sun and Lauren Gorfinkel 3. Trust and Television in Globalizing India Divya McMillin 4. Watching television in Bhutan Bunty Avieson 5. Battling Angels and Golden Orange Blossoms: Thai Television and/as the Popular Public Sphere Brett Farmer 6. Dramatizing the nation: television, history and the construction of Singaporean identity Jinna Tay 7. Workingwomen and Romance on Japanese Television Dramas: Changes Since Tokyo Love Story Alisa Freedman 8. Unpacking Multiculturalism and Islam in Malaysia: State-corporate television celebrations of Bangsa Malaysia Umi Khattab 9. The Television of Intervention: Mediating Patron-Client Ties in the Philippines Jonathan Corpus Ong 10. Taiyu Serial Dramas in Taiwan: A History of Problem-Making Fang-Chih Irene Yang 11. Shifts in Korean Television Music Programs: Democratisation, Transnationalisation, Digitalisation Sun Jung 12. The Stormy Times: Television Theme Songs and the development of Hong Kong Television Dramas Liew Kai Khiun