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  • China's Unruly Journalists

    How Committed Professionals are Changing the People’s Republic

    By Jonathan Hassid

    Despite operating in one of the most tightly controlled media environments in the world, Chinese journalists sometimes take extraordinary risks, braving the perils of job loss or imprisonment to report sensitive stories. As a result, a group of journalists stands at the forefront of some of China’s…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Olivia Khoo

    While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24 

  • Rashomon Effects

    Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies

    Edited by Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls

    Akira Kurosawa is arguably known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life’s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Animation in China

    History, Aesthetics, Media

    By Sean Macdonald

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Digital Culture and Religion in Asia

    By Sam Han, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    This book critically analyses the functions and interconnectedness between religion and digital media in a range of East Asian countries. It discusses both how religious organizations make use of new technologies, and also explores how new technologies are reshaping religion in novel and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora

    Rethinking Transnationalism

    Edited by Wanning Sun, John Sinclair

    The rise of China has brought about a dramatic increase in the rate of migration from mainland China. At the same time, the Chinese government has embarked on a full-scale push for the internationalisation of Chinese media and culture. Media and communication have therefore become crucial factors…

    Hardback – 2015-09-29
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age

    Edited by Greg Dalziel

    New communication technology has transformed the way in which news about key events is communicated. For example, in the immediate aftermath of catastrophic events such as the Mumbai attacks or the Japanese tsunami, partial accounts, accurate and inaccurate facts, rumour and speculation are now…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson

    Censorship in Japan has seen many changes over the last 150 years and each successive system of rule has possessed its own censorship laws, regulations, and methods of enforcement. Yet what has remained constant through these many upheavals has been the process of negotiation between censor and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13

  • Bollywood and Globalization

    The Global Power of Popular Hindi Cinema

    Edited by David J. Schaefer, Kavita Karan

    The field of Bollywood studies has remained predominantly critical, theoretical and historical in focus. This book brings together qualitative and quantitative approaches to tackle empirical questions focusing on the relationship between soft power, hybridity, cinematic texts, and audiences.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC

    Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

    By Gotelind Mueller

    Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Chinese Worlds

  • Film Censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared

    By Saw Tiong Guan

    Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

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