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
1. Intimate Entanglements: New Media in Asia Larissa Hjorth and Olivia Khoo Part I New Media in Asia 2. What’s "In"? Disaggregating Asia through New Media Actants Ani Maitra and Rey Chow 3. Migrant Youth and New Media in Asia Lina Tao and Stephanie Hemelryk-Donald 4. Neo-Regionalism and NeoLiberal Asia Leo Ching 5. Mobilizing Discontent: Social Media and Networked Activism since the Great East Japan Earthquake Love Kindstrand, Keiko Nishimura and David Slater 6. Bridging Art, Technology, and Pop Culture: Some Aspects of Japanese New Media Art Today Machiko Kusahara 7. Staying Relevant: the Impact of the New Media on Asia's Media Industries Nissim Otmazgin Part II New Media cultures, politics and literacies 8. The New Media Cultures of Chinese Migrant Workers Sophie Ping Sun and Jack Linchuan Qiu 9. Young People, New Media and Citizenship in Asia Shobha Vadrevu 10. New Media, Censorship and Gender: Using Obscenity Law to Restrict Online Self Expression in Japan and China Mark McLelland 11. Materiality of an Online Community: Everyday Life of Global Sport Fans in South Korea Younghan Cho 12. A New Media Movement and a New_Praxis@Passiontimes.hk Patrick Pui-lam Law 13. A Right and not a Privilege: Freedom of Expression and New Media in Malaysia Susan Leong Part III Intimate publics, screen and haptic cultures 14. Chinese Social Media, "Publicness" and One-Party Rule Gloria Davies 15. Complicating Connectivity: Women’s Negotiations with Smartphones in an Indian Slum Jo Tacchi and Tripta Chandola 16. The Blended Lives of Young Chinese Online David Herold 17. Lines for Connectedness: A Study of Social Media Practices in Japanese Families Kana Ohashi and Fumitoshi Kato 18. E/motion: Mobility and Intimacy Helen Grace 19. Locative Social Media Engagement and Inter-Generational Relationship in China Baohua Zhou and Miao Xiao 20. Short Circuits of Southeast Asian Cinema: Viddsee and the Project of Online Social Viewing Olivia Khoo Part IV Mapping mobile, diasporic and queer Asia 21. At the Crossroads of Change: New Media and Migration in Asia Sun Sun Lim, Becky Pham and Kakit Cheong 22. Digital Kinships: Intergenerational Locative Media in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Sarah Pink, Baohua Zhou, Fumitoshi Kato, Genevieve Bell, Kana Ohashi, Chris Marmo and Miao Xiao 23. Essential labels? Gender identity Politics on Hong Kong Lesbian Mobile Phone Application Butterfly Denise Tse-Shang Tang 24. Queer Mobiles and Mobile Queers: Intersections, Vectors, and Movements in India Nishant Shah 25. Isaac Julien’s Ten Thousand Waves: Screening Human Traffic and the Logic of Ebbing Sean Metzger Part V Creative industries: new producers, performativity and production paradigms 26. TV or not TV? Reimagining Screen Content in China Michael Keane and Elaine Jing Zhao 27. New Media in Singapore’s Creative Economy: The Regulation of Illiberal Pragmatism Audrey Yue 28. Japanese Creative Industries in Globalization Shinji Oyama 29. Globalization of the Privatized Self-Image: the Reaction Video and its Attention Economy on YouTube Yeran Kim 30. Public Broadcasting, the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), and its Online Services Hye-Kyung Lee 31. The Struggle between Subaltern Nationalisms and the Nation-State in the Digital Age: China and its Ethnic Minorities Kwai-Cheung Lo 32. Mainland Chinese Women’s Homo-Erotic Databases and the Art of Failure Katrien Jacobs Part VI Mobile, play and game ecologies in Asia 33. Game Industries in Asia: Towards an Asian Formation of Game Culture Anthony Fung and Vicky Ho 34. Online Games and Society in China: An Exploration of Key Issues and Challenges Matthew M. Chew 35. The Globalization of Game Art in Southeast Asia Peichi Chung 36. From a Cottage House to the Symbol of Creative Industries: The evolution of Korea’s Online Game Industry Dal Yong Jin 37. Getting a Life: Expatriate Uses of New Media in Hong Kong Meaghan Morris with Elaine Lally and Catherine Driscoll 38. The Everydayness of Mobile Media in Japan Yonnie Kim
Larissa Hjorth is an artist, digital ethnographer and Professor in the Games Programs, and codirector of RMIT’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), Melbourne, Australia.
Olivia Khoo is Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University, Australia.