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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 38 results in Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series
  1. Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia

    Edited by Andrew N. Weintraub

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Home to approximately one-fifth of the world’s Muslim population, Indonesia and Malaysia are often overlooked or misrepresented in media discourses about Islam. Islam is a religion but there is also a popular culture, or popular cultures of Islam that are mass mediated, commercialized,...

    Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Rumor and Communication in Asia in the Internet Age

    Edited by Greg Dalziel

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    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...

    Published May 17th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Asian Popular Culture

    The Global (Dis)continuity

    Edited by Anthony Y.H. Fung

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines different aspects of Asian popular culture, including films, TV, music, comedy, folklore, cultural icons, the Internet and theme parks. It raises important questions such as – What are the implications of popularity of Asian popular culture for globalization? Do regional forces...

    Published May 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. 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 17th 2011 by Routledge