The study of Asian culture, media and communications is an area that has developed rapidly over the past two decades. This rapid development has led to the deployment of diverse scholarly approaches while simultaneously raising important questions regarding the extent to which the use of key terms such as “nation”, “citizenship” and “modernity” must be modified to reflect the specificity of an Asian context. Furthermore, the irrepressible flows of popular cultural forms and the enthusiastic adoption of new communications technologies across the region demand approaches that can accommodate the dynamism and diversity of Asian culture and media.
'Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia' brings together leading scholars from Asia, North America and Australia to address questions related to these challenges, producing new insights and frameworks that can be productively utilized by students and scholars working in the field.
Daniel Black is a Lecturer in Communications and Media Studies at Monash University.
Olivia Khoo is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University.
Koichi Iwabuchi is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at Monash University.