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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 37 results in Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Media and the Chinese Diaspora

    Community, Communications and Commerce

    Edited by Wanning Sun

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The importance of the Chinese diaspora is widely recognized. Wanning Sun examines the key role of the media in the Chinese diaspora. She focuses especially on the media's role in communication, in fostering a sense of community, in defining different kinds of 'transnational Chineseness' -...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Television in India

    Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change

    Edited by Nalin Mehta

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines the development of television in India since the early 1990s, and its implications for Indian society more widely. Until 1991, India possessed only a single state-owned television channel, but since then there has been a rapid expansion in independent satellite channels which...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Chinese Documentaries

    From Dogma to Polyphony

    By Yingchi Chu

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    In China, unlike in Western cinema, documentary film, rather than fiction film, has been the dominant mode since 1949. In recent years, documentary TV programmes have experienced a meteoric rise. Arguing that there is a gradual process of 'democratization' in the media, in which documentaries play...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Media in Hong Kong

    Press Freedom and Political Change, 1967-2005

    By Carol P. Lai

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines the Hong Kong media over a forty year period, focusing in particular on how its newspapers and TV stations have struggled for press freedom under the colonial British administration, as well as Chinese rule. Making full use of newly declassified material, extensive...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea
    By Ki-Sung Kwak
    To Be Published October 29th 2014
  2. Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War
    Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson
    To Be Published November 3rd 2014
  3. New Chinese-Language Documentaries: Ethics, Subject and Place
    By Kuei-fen Chiu, Yingjin Zhang
    To Be Published November 10th 2014
  4. K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry
    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay
    To Be Published November 17th 2014
  5. China Online: Locating Society in Online Spaces
    Edited by Peter Marolt, David Kurt Herold
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  6. Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong: Image, Performance and Identity
    By Leung Wing-Fai
    To Be Published December 16th 2014
  7. Television Histories in Asia
    Edited by Jinna Tay, Koichi Iwabuchi, Graeme Turner
    To Be Published January 29th 2015
  8. Media Regulation in China
    By Rogier Creemers
    To Be Published June 29th 2015

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