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Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

Series Editor: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

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.

Editorial Board:

  • Gregory N. Evon, University of New South Wales
  • Devleena Ghosh, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Peter Horsfield, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Chris Hudson, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • K.P. Jayasankar, Unit for Media and Communications, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay
  • Michael Keane, Queensland University of Technology
  • Tania Lewis, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Vera Mackie, University of Melbourne
  • Kama Maclean, University of New South Wales
  • Jane Mills, University of New South Wales
  • Anjali Monteiro, Unit for Media and Communications, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay
  • Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Gary Rawnsley, Aberystwyth University
  • Ming-yeh Rawnsley, University of Leeds
  • Jo Tacchi, RMIT University, Mlebourne
  • Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney
  • Jing Wang, MIT
  • Ying Zhu, City University of New York

New and Published Books

11-20 of 37 results in Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series
  1. HIV/AIDS, Health and the Media in China

    Imagined Immunity Through Racialized Disease

    By Johanna Hood

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Approximately 90% of urban HIV/AIDS education in China occurs indirectly through non-specialist media reports. Many of these reports use images of extreme suffering and poverty to communicate an understanding of who gets HIV, why and how. This book explores an important aspect of how HIV/AIDS is...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Online Society in China

    Creating, celebrating, and instrumentalising the online carnival

    Edited by David Kurt Herold, Peter Marolt

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book discusses the rich and varied culture of China's online society, and its impact on offline China. It argues that the internet in China is a separate 'space' in which individuals and institutions emerge and interact. While offline and online spaces are connected and influence each...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Asian Cinema Experience

    Styles, Spaces, Theory

    By Stephen Teo

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book explores the range and dynamism of contemporary Asian cinemas, covering East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia), South Asia (Bollywood), and West Asia (Iran), in order to discover what is common about them and to engender a...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture – something that has brought about a wide range of...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Politics and the Media in Twenty-First Century Indonesia

    Decade of Democracy

    Edited by Krishna Sen, David Hill

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Every political aspirant and activist knows the media are important. But there is little agreement on how an increasingly diversified media operate in post-authoritarian transitions and how they might promote, or impede, the pathways to a sustainable liberal democracy in the 21st century. ...

    Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Media, Cultural Control and Government in Singapore

    By Terence Lee

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book explores this inherent contradiction present in most facets of Singaporean media, cultural and political discourses, and identifies the key regulatory strategies and technologies that the ruling People Action Party (PAP) employs to regulate Singapore media and culture, and thus govern the...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Media, Social Mobilisation and Mass Protests in Post-colonial Hong Kong

    The Power of a Critical Event

    By Francis L. F. Lee, Joseph M. Chan

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Since 2003, Hong Kong has witnessed a series of large-scale protests which have constituted the core of a reinvigorated pro-democracy movement. What drove tens of thousands of citizens to the street on a yearly basis to protest? What were the social and organizational bases of the protest movement?...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Film in Contemporary Southeast Asia

    Cultural Interpretation and Social Intervention

    Edited by David C. L. Lim, Hiroyuki Yamamoto

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book discusses contemporary film in all the main countries of Southeast Asia, and the social practices and ideologies which films either represent or oppose. It shows how film acquires signification through cultural interpretation, and how film also serves as a site of contestations between...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Global Chinese Cinema

    The Culture and Politics of 'Hero'

    Edited by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The film Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou and released in 2002, is widely regarded as the first globally successful indigenous Chinese blockbuster. A big expensive film with multiple stars, spectacular scenery, and astonishing action sequences, it touched on key questions of Chinese culture, nation...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Youth, Society and Mobile Media in Asia

    Edited by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson, Damien Spry

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines the influence of mobile media technology on the lives of young people in East and North Asia, South East Asia and Australia. It discusses the impact information communication technologies have today on social identity, well-being, participation and exclusion. It explores current...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War
    Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  2. Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong: Image, Performance and Identity
    By Leung Wing-Fai
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  3. K Pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry
    Edited by Jung-Bong Choi, Roald Maliangkay
    To Be Published September 29th 2014
  4. Ethics, Subject and Place in Chinese-Language Documentaries
    By Kuei-fen Chiu, Yingjin Zhang
    To Be Published October 30th 2014
  5. Television Histories in Asia
    Edited by Jinna Tay, Koichi Iwabuchi, Graeme Turner
    To Be Published November 29th 2014
  6. China Online: Locating Society in Online Spaces
    Edited by Peter Marolt, David Kurt Herold
    To Be Published December 30th 2014

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