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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

21-30 of 41 results in Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Media and Cultural Transformation in China

    By Haiqing Yu

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines the role played by the media in China’s cultural transformation in the early years of the 21st century. In contrast to the traditional view that sees the Chinese media as nothing more than a tool of communist propaganda, it demonstrates that the media is integral to China’s...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Popular Culture in Indonesia

    Fluid Identities in Post-Authoritarian Politics

    Edited by Ariel Heryanto

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines popular culture in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, and the third largest democracy. It provides a full account of the key trends since the collapse of the authoritarian Suharto regime (1998), a time of great change in Indonesian society more generally. It...

    Published November 19th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Television Across Asia

    TV Industries, Programme Formats and Globalisation

    Edited by Michael Keane, Albert Moran

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book explores the trade in television program formats, which is a crucially important ingredient in the globalisation of culture, in Asia. It examines how much traffic there is in program formats, the principal direction of flow of such traffic, and the economic and cultural significance of...

    Published July 8th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press

    The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China

    By Xiantao Zhang

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book traces the emergence of the modern Chinese press from its origins in the western Christian missionary press in the late nineteenth century. It shows how the western missionaries and their evangelical/educational newspapers changed the long-standing traditional practices, styles, content,...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Journalism and Democracy in Asia

    Edited by Michael Bromley, Angela Romano

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Journalism and Democracy in Asia addresses key issues of freedom, democracy, citizenship, openness and journalism in contemporary Asia, looking especially at China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines and India. The authors take varying approaches to questions of democracy, whilst also...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Hong Kong Film, Hollywood and New Global Cinema

    No Film is An Island

    Edited by Gina Marchetti, Tan See Kam

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    In recent years, with the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive and growing scholarly interest in the history of Hong Kong cinema, previously neglected historical documents and difficult-to-access films have offered new research materials. As Hong Kong film history comes into sharper focus,...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge