Popular Culture and Politics in Asia Pacific

The field of Asian Studies has witnessed a rapid growth of interest in various forms of popular culture and their complex relations with modernity, nationalism, urbanism, and transnational/transregional cultural formations. This growth is fueled in part by the increasing prominence of Asian popular culture in the global marketplace (e.g. video games and comic books from Japan, Hong Kong cinema, Asian marital arts, etc.) New scholarship, employing a variety of approaches ranging from cultural studies and gender studies to national and group identity issues, adds nuances to and sheds light on our understanding of the complexity of life and transnational cultural formation in a rapidly changing Asia. This series will select and publish works which cross regional, national, and international boundaries.

This series is closed.

link to catalog page, Reorienting Global Communication

Reorienting Global Communication

Indian and Chinese Media Beyond Borders

Author: Edited by Michael Curtin and Hemant Shah
Pub Date: February 2010

An eclectic examination of the global nature of Indian and Chinese media   learn more...

link to catalog page, China Forever

China Forever

The Shaw Brothers and Diasporic Cinema

Author: Edited by Poshek Fu
Pub Date: August 2008

The transnational history and cultural politics of the Shaw Brothers' movie empire   learn more...

link to catalog page, Gandhi Meets Primetime

Gandhi Meets Primetime

Globalization and Nationalism in Indian Television

Author: Shanti Kumar
Pub Date: January 2006

Charting the transformations of Indian popular culture through a politico-cultural analysis of its electronic media   learn more...

link to catalog page, Chinese Face/Off

Chinese Face/Off

The Transnational Popular Culture of Hong Kong

Author: Kwai-Cheung Lo
Pub Date: 2005

Analyzing pop culture as a reflection of complex identities forged against a global backdrop   learn more...