Asian Cultural Studies or Cultural Studies in Asia is a new and burgeoning field, and the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Journal is at its cutting edge. Committed to bringing Asian Cultural Studies scholarship to the international English speaking world and constantly challenging existing conceptions of cultural studies, the journal has emerged as the leading publication in Cultural Studies in Asia.
The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Reader brings together the best of the ground breaking papers published in the journal and includes a new introduction by the editors, Chen Kuan-Hsing and Chua Beng Huat. Essays are grouped in thematic sections, including issues which are important across the region, such as State violence and social movements and work produced by IACS sub-groups, such as feminism, queer studies, cinema studies and popular culture studies.
The Reader provides useful alternative case studies and challenging perspectives, which will be invaluable for both students and scholars in media and cultural studies.
Introduction Part 1: Problematizing ‘Asia’: Setting the Agenda 1. How Does Asia Mean? Sun Ge Part 2: State Violence 2. Democracy and the Violence of the State: A Political Negotiation of Death Partha Chatterjee Part 3: Americanism 3. America’ as Desire and Violence: Americanization in Post War Japan and Asia During the Cold War Shunya Yoshimi Part 4: Feminism 4. Women and Freedom Firdous Azim Part 5: Sexuality 5. Reticent Poetics, Queer Politics Liu Jen-peng and Ding Naifei Part 6: Cinema 6. The 'Bollywoodization' of Indian Cinema: Cultural Nationalism in a Global Arena Ashish Rajadhyaksha Part 7: Other Popular Cultures 7. The Power of Circulation: Digital Technologies and the Online Chinese Fans of Japanese TV Drama Kelly Hu Part 8: Movements 8. Asian Peace Movements and Empire Muto Ichiyo Part 9: Movements 9. Asia Peace Movement and Empire (2003) Muto Ichiyo