Thirteen scholars from the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Singapore and East Timor analyze the effects of globalization on various aspects of media and culture in Asia in a recently published book.
Titled Global Makeover: Media and Culture in Asia, the more than 200-page book consists of 11 articles that provide an in-depth look at how media operate due to various influences, as well as how culture gets shaped by media systems, technological developments and other factors.
In the book’s introduction, it was stressed that while the studies “do not cover the entire Asian experience with regard to globalization and other influences, they nevertheless give interested readers the specific experience in selected Asian countries like the Philippines, Korea and East Timor while providing a general context of Asian media and culture.”
The book’s contributors are Caroline Hau (Regional Contexts of Media Cooperation and Artistic Collaboration in East Asia); Seung Joon Jun and Ju-Yong Ha (Whose Stories Do We Listen To? World-System and the Pattern of International News Flow); Ju-Yong Ha and Joel David (A Yearning for Tenderness in Korean Cinema); Ying Huang and Kwang Woo Noh (Cultural Proximity and Cultural Distance: The Reception of Korean Films in China Through the Case of My Sassy Girl in the Early 2000s); Doobo Shim and Joseph Sung-Yul Park (The `English Fever’ in Korea); Patrick Campos (The New Fantasy-Adventure Film as Contemporary Epic, 2000-2007); Shirley Palileo-Evidente (The Alternative Metaphor in Metaphors: Discursive `Readings’ on Language, Symbols and Enculturation in Philippine Cinema and Other Media); Joel David (Orientalism and Classical Film Practice); Randy Jay Solis (The Grassroots Approach to Communication: How Participatory is Participatory Communication in the Philippines?) ; Fernando Austria, Jr. (Cross-Cultural Experience and Media Use: OFWs in Korea and Their Acculturalization); and Jacqueline Aquino Siapno (`Their History Is To Have None’: Between Clandestine Practices and Facebook in Timor Leste, Media and Culture/s in a Newly Independent Nation).
These scholars are researchers or faculty members from the University of the Philippines (UP), Kyoto University (Japan), National University of Singapore, Korea University, Seoul National University (Korea), Inha University (Korea), Dongguk University (Korea) and Sungshin Women’s University (Korea).
Global Makeover is edited by Danilo Araña Arao, a journalist and assistant professor at the UP College of Mass Communication.
The Development Center for Asia Africa and Pacific (DCAAP) and the Korea-based Asian Media and Culture Forum (AMCF) are the publishers of the book. Sold at PhP500 each, copies are available at the DCAAP office located on the second floor of the School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR) at UP Diliman, Quezon City. For inquiries, please call DCAAP at (632) 926-9522 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit its website at http://www.dcaap.com.ph.
Danilo A. Arao Assistant Professor Department of Journalism College of Mass Communication Plaridel Hall University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Q.C. 1101 Telephone: (+632) 920-6852, 981-8500 loc. 2672 Fax: (+632) 920-6852 Mobile Phone: (+63908) 866-ARAO Email:email@example.com Website:http://www.dannyarao.com
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