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  • Activist Documentary Film in Pakistan

    The Emergence of a Cinema of Accountability

    By Rahat Imran

    This book, the first academic book on Pakistani documentary cinema, traces the development of activist filmmaking practices in Pakistan which have emerged as a response to the consequences of religious fundamentalism, extremism, and violation of human rights. Beginning with the period of General…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Popular Hindi Cinema

    Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen

    By Ronie Parciack

    The popular Hindi film industry is the largest in India and the most conspicuous film industry in the non-Western world. This book analyses the pivotal visual and narrative conventions employed in popular Hindi films through the combined prism of film studies and classical Indian philosophy and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Lifestyle Media in Asia

    Consumption, Aspiration and Identity

    Edited by Fran Martin, Tania Lewis

    Across Asia, consumer culture is increasingly shaping everyday life, with neoliberal economic and social policies increasingly adopted by governments who see their citizens as individualised, sovereign consumers with choices about their lifestyles and identities. One aspect of this development has…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian Cinema

    Constructing gay, lesbi and waria identities on screen

    By Ben Murtagh

    Indonesia has a long and rich tradition of homosexual and transgender cultures, and the past 40 years in particular has seen an increased visibility of sexual minorities in the country, which has been reflected through film and popular culture. This book examines how representations of gay, lesbian…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinema

    A Freedom Incomplete

    By Srimati Mukherjee

    Historically, Indian cinema has positioned women at the intersection of tradition and a more evolving culture, portraying contradictory attitudes which affect women’s roles in public and private spheres. Examining the work of three directors from West Bengal, this book addresses the juxtaposition…

    Hardback – 2016-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Asian Perspectives on Digital Culture

    Emerging Phenomena, Enduring Concepts

    Edited by Sun Sun Lim, Cheryll Soriano

    In Asia, amidst its varied levels of economic development and diverse cultural traditions and political regimes, the Internet and mobile communications are increasingly used in every aspect of life. Yet the analytical frames used to understand the impact of digital media on Asia predominantly…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies

  • 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 – 2015-12-03
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-11-23
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-11-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Rashomon Effects

    Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies

    Edited by Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls

    Akira Kurosawa is widely 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 – 2015-11-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • 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 – 2015-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

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