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Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

Edited by: Larissa Hjorth , Olivia Khoo

Print publication date:  November  2015
Online publication date:  November  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138026001
eBook ISBN: 9781315774626
Adobe ISBN: 9781317684985

10.4324/9781315774626
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While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an everyday reality for young and old across Asia through smartphones and associated devices, boundaries between art, new media, and the everyday are transformed.

This Handbook addresses the historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, artistic and economic dimensions of the region’s new media. Through an interdisciplinary revision of both "new media" and "Asia" the contributors provide new insights into the complex and contesting terrains of both notions.

The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia will be the definitive publication for readers interested in comprehending all the various aspects of new media in Asia. It provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, conceptually cutting-edge guide to the important aspects of new media in the region — as the first point of consultation for researchers, advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields of new media and Asian studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Intimate entanglements: new media in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What’s “in”? Disaggregating Asia through new media actants Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Migrant youth and new media in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Neo-regionalism and neoliberal Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Mobilizing discontent: social media and networked activism since the Great East Japan Earthquake Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Bridging art, technology, and pop culture: some aspects of Japanese new media art today Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Struggling to stay relevant: the impact of the new media on Asia’s cultural industries Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The new media cultures of Chinese migrant workers Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Young people, new media and citizenship in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  New media, censorship and gender: using obscenity law to restrict online self-expression in Japan and China Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Materiality of an online community: everyday life of global sport fans in South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  12:  A new media movement and a new praxis @passiontimes.hk Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A right and not a privilege: freedom of expression and new media in Malaysia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Chinese social media, “publicness” and one-party rule Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Complicating connectivity: women’s negotiations with smartphones in an Indian slum Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The blended lives of young Chinese online Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Lines for connectedness: a study of social media practices in Japanese families Download PDF
Chapter  18:  E/motion: mobility and intimacy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Locative social media engagement and intergenerational relationships in China Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Short circuits of Southeast Asian cinema: Viddsee and the project of online social viewing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  At the crossroads of change: new media and migration in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Digital kinships: intergenerational locative media in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Essential labels? Gender identity politics on Hong Kong lesbian mobile phone application Butterfly  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Queer mobiles and mobile queers: intersections, vectors, and movements in India Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves: screening human traffic and the logic of ebbing Download PDF
Chapter  26:  TV or not TV? Re-imagining screen content in China Download PDF
Chapter  27:  New media in Singapore’s creative economy: the regulation of illiberal pragmatism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Japanese creative industries in globalization Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Globalization of the privatized self-image: the reaction video and its attention economy on YouTube  Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Public broadcasting, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), and its online services Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The struggle between subaltern nationalisms and the nation-state in the digital age: China and its ethnic minorities Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Mainland Chinese women’s homo-erotic databases and the art of failure Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Game industries in Asia: towards an Asian formation of game culture Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Online games and society in China: an exploration of key issues and challenges Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The globalization of game art in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  36:  From a cottage to the symbol of creative industries: the evolution of Korea’s online game industry Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Getting a life: expatriate uses of new media in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The everydayness of mobile media in Japan Download PDF
Notes_on_contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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