This book presents an analysis of television histories across India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia and Bhutan. It offers a set of standard data on the history of television’s cultural, industrial and political structures in each specific national context, allowing for cross-regional comparative analysis. Each chapter presents a case study on a salient aspect of contemporary television culture of the nation in question, such as analyses of ideology in television content in Japan and Singapore, and transformations of industry structure vis-à-vis state versus market control in China and Taiwan. The book provides a comprehensive overview of TV histories in Asia as well as a survey of current issues and concerns in Asian television cultures and their social and political impact.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Television Histories in Asia: Nation Building, Modernization & Marketization Jinna Tay and Graeme Turner 2. Television, Scale and Place-Identity in the PRC: Provincial, National and Global Influences from 1958-2013 Wanning Sun and Lauren Gorfinkel 3. Trust and Television in Globalizing India Divya McMillin 4. Watching television in Bhutan Bunty Avieson 5. Battling Angels and Golden Orange Blossoms: Thai Television and/as the Popular Public Sphere Brett Farmer 6. Dramatizing the nation: television, history and the construction of Singaporean identity Jinna Tay 7. Workingwomen and Romance on Japanese Television Dramas: Changes Since Tokyo Love Story Alisa Freedman 8. Unpacking Multiculturalism and Islam in Malaysia: State-corporate television celebrations of Bangsa Malaysia Umi Khattab 9. The Television of Intervention: Mediating Patron-Client Ties in the Philippines Jonathan Corpus Ong 10. Taiyu Serial Dramas in Taiwan: A History of Problem-Making Fang-Chih Irene Yang 11. Shifts in Korean Television Music Programs: Democratisation, Transnationalisation, Digitalisation Sun Jung 12. The Stormy Times: Television Theme Songs and the development of Hong Kong Television Dramas Liew Kai Khiun
Jinna Tay is a Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Australia.
Graeme Turner is Professor of Cultural Studies in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia.