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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 42 results in Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series
  1. Rethinking Transnational Chinese Cinemas

    The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia

    By Jeremy E. Taylor

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The Amoy-dialect film industry emerged in the 1950s, producing cheap, b-grade films in Hong Kong for direct export to the theatres of Manila Chinatown, southern Taiwan and Singapore. Films made in Amoy dialect - a dialect of Chinese - reflected a particular period in the history of the Chinese...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Culture, Aesthetics and Affect in Ubiquitous Media

    The Prosaic Image

    By Helen Grace

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book argues that ubiquitous media and user-created content establish a new perception of the world that can be called ‘particulate vision’, involving a different relation to reality that better represents the atomization of contemporary experience especially apparent in social media. Drawing...

    Published October 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Chinese Print Media

    Cultivating Middle Class Taste

    By Zheng Yi

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and...

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Genders and Sexualities in Indonesian Cinema

    Constructing gay, lesbi and waria identities on screen

    By Ben Murtagh

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    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...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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